Computer Scientist Won’t Allow Computers in Classroom

Computer scientist Dan Rockmore makes a case against allowing computers in his classroom: When I created my “electronic etiquette policy” (as I call it in my syllabus), I was acting on a gut feeling based on personal experience. ... Over time, a wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom has accumulated to... Continue Reading →


Do Parental Distractions from Smart Phones Result in More Child Injuries?

Researcher Craig Palsson from the Department of Economics at Yale University has found that "from 2005 to 2012, injuries to children under five increased by 10%. Using the expansion of ATT’s 3G network, I find that smartphone adoption has a causal impact on child injuries. This effect is strongest amongst children ages 0-5, but not... Continue Reading →

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