Quantcast

Streams

Recent Episodes and Articles

Latest Episode / Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Edit This

Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

Is Braille Obsolete?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."
Read More

Comments [3]

A Glossary of Useful Ed Tech Terms

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are a lot of buzzwords in education technology — including the phrase "education technology." We'd welcome your suggestions on what else to include.
Read More

Comments [4]

A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 
Read More

Comments [5]

A Classroom Activity for Tweens and Teens Everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A lesson plan — and a podcast experiment — for classrooms across the country.
Read More

Comments [2]

Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.
Read More

Comments [3]

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
Read More

Comments [6]

'Whoa!': Hear the 'High Maintenance' Star's Moving Reaction to His Own Show

Friday, February 27, 2015

When we stripped away the visuals and just listened to this scene from the webseries "High Maintenance," we made the show's own Ben Sinclair get misty-eyed. Here's what he heard. 
Read More

Comment

Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.
Read More

Comments [12]

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We asked you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones. In the process, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phone users are alike.
Read More

Comments [1]

The Winning Wallet Dream Houses

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What brilliance looks like, when brilliance means "get bored, empty your wallet, and build your dream house."
Read More

Comment

Counting Your Phone Time Isn't Easy

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The app developers take your questions and explain how their apps track your phone habits. 
Read More

Comment

Bored and Brilliant Apple Users, Don’t Be Smug

Saturday, February 14, 2015

People who are using our partner apps BreakFree and Moment spent an average of about 120 minutes on their phones each day last week. But there are some caveats to that number. 
Read More

Comments [5]

5 Reasons You Want to be Bored (and Brilliant)

Friday, February 13, 2015

"I know I will be full of regrets about the role the iPad played in my life when I'm running out of days."
Read More

Comments [2]

What Your Phone Stats Say About You

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look at the data from the Bored and Brilliant project offers some insights into how phone minutes and pick-ups correlate with demographics and phone behaviors. 
Read More

Comments [2]

18 Places Where You Can (Probably) Survive Without Your Phone

Friday, February 13, 2015

The first Bored and Brilliant Week challenge will be to keep your phone out of sight at a moment when you otherwise wouldn't. Here are some ideas.
Read More

Comments [3]

Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
Read More

Comments [2]

Video: What Happened When 130 People Got Really, Really Bored

Friday, February 13, 2015

We gave them sponges, forks, and Post-it notes.
Read More

Comment

Ask Manoush: (Warning! This Post Requires Willpower)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Here are all the apps you've been addicted to... and deleted. Consider this a test of willpower.
Read More

Comments [3]

Ask Manoush: I Already Took a Picture... Did I Fail Challenge 2?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What time do Bored and Brilliant challenges start every day? Did I fail already?!
Read More

Comment

Ask Manoush: What 'Counts' as Phone Time?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As you take the Bored and Brilliant challenges, Manoush will be answering your questions about, well, anything that comes up. Shoot away. 
Read More

Comments [11]