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Librarians in Florida Create a Fake Reader to Save Books
LIBRARY LOOPHOLES: Chuck Finley, an East Lake County Library patron, checked out quite a few books in 2016—2,361 over the course of nine months, to be exact. But the reason behind Finley’s massive account isn’t some supernaturally fast ability to read; it’s because Finley is fake...
Coursera Reports: Students in Trump States Prefer Veterinary Science, Education and Mechanical Engineering
EDUCATION TRUMPS TECH: A new infographic from Coursera explored the relative popularity in different course subjects across states that voted Republican and Democrat during the 2016 election. More Coursera users in states that picked Donald Trump took courses in animal and veterinary science, medicine and education...
How Mario, Grand Theft Auto and Digital Games Connect Parents and Children
FAMILY LIFE AND GAMES: It’s a false dichotomy that kids love video games and parents don’t. (We think having an excuse to play is one of the many joys of parenthood!) The Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s latest infographic for its Digital Games and Family Life series, based on a survey of 696 parents, explores the most popular titles they enjoy with their kids...
Common Sense Report Shows Parents Spend Nine Hours Daily With Screen Media
SCREENS EVERYWHERE: A new report released today by San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media says that parents spend more than nine hours per day interacting with screen media—think tablets, phones and laptops. Ironically, the report also says that 56% of the 1,700 parents of children (age 8 to 18) surveyed are concerned that their children will or are becoming addicted to technology...