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The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is Google Docs - The Atlantic
How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class
When the kids in Skyler’s school want to tell a friend something in class, they don’t scrawl a note down on a tiny piece of paper and toss it across the room. They use Google Docs.
“We don’t really pass physical notes anymore,” said Skyler, 15, who, like all the other students in this story, is identified by a pseudonym.
As more and more laptops find their way into middle and high schools, educators are using Google Docs to do collaborative exercises and help students follow along with the lesson plan. The students, however, are using it to organize running conversations behind teachers’ backs.
Teens told me they use Google Docs to chat just about any time they need to put their phone away but know their friends will be on computers. Sometimes they’ll use the service’s live-chat function, which doesn’t open by default, and which many teachers don’t even know exists. Or they’ll take advantage of the fact that Google allows users to highlight certain phrases or words, then comment on them via a pop-up box on the right side: They’ll clone a teacher’s shared Google document, then chat in the comments, so it appears to the casual viewer that they’re just making notes on the lesson plan. If a teacher approaches to take a closer look, they can click the Resolve button, and the entire thread will disappear.
google  messaging  teenager  schools  high_school 
5 days ago by rgl7194
7 Things To Do Your Sophomore And Junior Year Of High School To Prepare For College
Because it's never too early to start thinking about your future.
1.
Practice juggling it all along with school, since college will be all about juggling.
2.
This list will come in handy when it’s time to start your applications senior year.
3.
The better (and longer) they know you, the more detailed and persuasive their letters will be.
4.
Even if you’re not ready to make a short list of schools, now is the time to start thinking about things like size and location.
5.
Some colleges and majors have specific requirements about the classes you take in high school, so make sure you're checking all the boxes.
6.
These will all come in handy senior year and beyond!
7.
Get used to taking care of — and cleaning up after — yourself now, because you'll be living in the same room with another human in a few short years!
schools  teenager  college  high_school 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’ | Environment | The Guardian
One day last summer, aged 15, she skipped school, sat down outside the Swedish parliament – and inadvertently kicked off a global movement
Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the then unknown 15-year-old sitting on the cobblestones with a hand-painted banner.
Eight months on, the picture could not be more different. The pigtailed teenager is feted across the world as a model of determination, inspiration and positive action. National presidents and corporate executives line up to be criticised by her, face to face. Her skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate) banner has been translated into dozens of languages. And, most striking of all, the loner is now anything but alone.
On 15 March, when she returns to the cobblestones (as she has done almost every Friday in rain, sun, ice and snow), it will be as a figurehead for a vast and growing movement. The global climate strike this Friday is gearing up to be one of the biggest environmental protests the world has ever seen. As it approaches, Thunberg is clearly excited.
“It’s amazing,” she says. “It’s more than 71 countries and more than 700 places, and counting. It’s increasing very much now, and that’s very, very fun.”
A year ago, this was unimaginable. Back then, Thunberg was a painfully introverted, slightly built nobody, waking at 6am to prepare for school and heading back home at 3pm. “Nothing really was happening in my life,” she recalls. “I have always been that girl in the back who doesn’t say anything. I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was too small.”
climate_change  protest  teenager  schools  europe  thunberg  politics  gov2.0  global 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’ | Environment | The Guardian
One day last summer, aged 15, she skipped school, sat down outside the Swedish parliament – and inadvertently kicked off a global movement
Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the then unknown 15-year-old sitting on the cobblestones with a hand-painted banner.
Eight months on, the picture could not be more different. The pigtailed teenager is feted across the world as a model of determination, inspiration and positive action. National presidents and corporate executives line up to be criticised by her, face to face. Her skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate) banner has been translated into dozens of languages. And, most striking of all, the loner is now anything but alone.
On 15 March, when she returns to the cobblestones (as she has done almost every Friday in rain, sun, ice and snow), it will be as a figurehead for a vast and growing movement. The global climate strike this Friday is gearing up to be one of the biggest environmental protests the world has ever seen. As it approaches, Thunberg is clearly excited.
“It’s amazing,” she says. “It’s more than 71 countries and more than 700 places, and counting. It’s increasing very much now, and that’s very, very fun.”
A year ago, this was unimaginable. Back then, Thunberg was a painfully introverted, slightly built nobody, waking at 6am to prepare for school and heading back home at 3pm. “Nothing really was happening in my life,” she recalls. “I have always been that girl in the back who doesn’t say anything. I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was too small.”
climate_change  protest  teenager  schools  europe  thunberg  politics  gov2.0  global 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Global Climate Strike: Pictures From Around The World
Hundreds of thousands of school students across the world are today skipping class and taking to the streets to demand politicians take action to tackle climate change.
Today's Global Climate Strike is an offshoot of the #FridaysForFuture movement that has already seen teenagers in a host of countries go on strike.
The movement began with 16-year-old environment activist Greta Thunberg, who in August last year started skipping school on Fridays to protest outside Sweden's parliament.
Scientists agree that human-made climate change is a real and urgent threat, one that's already playing out in the form of rising seas and warming temperatures.
According to Thunberg's latest update, strikes and marches are planned in 105 countries today, including what is expected to be the first large-scale events in the US.
"Tomorrow we schoolstrike for our future. And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes," she wrote on Twitter. "Adults are more than welcome to join us."
This is what the protest looks like around the globe.
climate_change  protest  teenager  schools  europe  thunberg  politics  photography  gov2.0  global 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Turn off the Furnace! NYC Youth Join Global Climate Protest - WhoWhatWhy
Students in New York City skipped class Friday to join the Youth Climate Strike US — part of a worldwide movement of young people demanding legislative action to address climate change. Organizers estimate the strikes drew more than a million students in 125 countries.
The US movement drew inspiration from school strikes in Europe. The strikes began after 16-year-old Greta Thunberg demonstrated in front of the Sweden Parliament every Friday last year.
Alexandria Villasenor, 13, co-founder of Youth Climate Strike US, has demonstrated alone in front of the United Nations headquarters since December.
Villasenor was born and raised in California, where she experienced the impact of extreme drought and wildfires. After learning that climate change was the main factor behind them, she felt impelled to act.
“If your child was trapped in a room that was getting hotter and hotter, risking the life of your child, what would you do?” Villasenor said during the protest in Central Park West. “You turn it off. We are trapped and the time has come for you to turn the furnace off and save us all.”
New York students held protests at several locations. First, they went to City Hall in Brooklyn, and then to Columbus Circle in Manhattan. From there, they marched to the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West.    
climate_change  protest  teenager  schools  thunberg  politics  gov2.0  nyc  global 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction - The Boston Globe
Students in cities worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments’ failure to act against global warming as part of the “Fridays for Future” movement. The event was inspired by youth activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.
climate_change  protest  teenager  schools  thunberg  politics  photography  big_picture  gov2.0  global 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Ethan Lindenberger: Facebook’s anti-vax problem intensified in Congressional testimony - The Washington Post
An 18-year-old from Ohio who famously inoculated himself against his mother’s wishes in December says he attributes his mother’s anti-vaccine ideology to a single source: Facebook.
Ethan Lindenberger, a high school senior, testified Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and underscored the importance of “credible” information. In contrast, he said, the false and deep-rooted beliefs his mother held — that vaccines were dangerous — were perpetuated by social media. Specifically, he said, she turned to anti-vaccine groups on social media for evidence that supported her point of view.
In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, Lindenberger said Facebook, or websites that were linked on Facebook, is really the only source his mother ever relied on for her anti-vaccine information.
health  facebook  teenager  vaccine  disinformation 
12 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Teen Who Defied Anti-Vax Mom Says She Got False Information From One Source: Facebook
Michael Brice-Saddler, reporting for The Washington Post:
An 18-year-old from Ohio who famously inoculated himself against his mother’s wishes in December says he attributes his mother’s anti-vaccine ideology to a single source: Facebook.
Nice work, Zuckerberg.
health  facebook  teenager  vaccine  disinformation  daring_fireball 
12 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: 5 Percent, 18 Percent, What’s the Difference?
Kieren McCarthy, writing for The Register:
In just the latest in a seemingly endless stream of half-truths, Facebook has admitted it misled the public when it claimed that only 5 per cent of the users of its banned tracking app were teenagers.
The real figure, the Silicon Valley wunderkind has since confirmed to US Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), was nearly four times higher: 18 per cent.
Every single time Facebook puts a number on something, the truth turns out to be worse.
daring_fireball  facebook  privacy  security  tracking  apps  teenager 
19 days ago by rgl7194
Ask us how it feels... LOOKING LIKE HELL ON WHEELS - YouTube
HEATHERS: The Musical
Published on Aug 24, 2018
A special treat for this #BigFunFriday… NEW FOOTAGE from #HeathersUK.
You’re welcome, town.
🎟 www.heathersthemusical.com
(thanks to Umbrella Rooms for our incredible trailer xo)
80s  heathers  musical  teenager  theatre  uk  youtube 
20 days ago by rgl7194
West End LIVE 2018: Heathers the Musical - YouTube
OfficialLondonTheatre
Published on Jun 17, 2018
How VERY! Carrie Hope Fletcher and the cast of Heathers are KILL 👏ING 👏 IT 👏 in Trafalgar Square at West End LIVE 2018! For theatre tickets and the latest news visit https://www.officiallondontheatre.com
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Entertainment
80s  heathers  musical  teenager  theatre  trailer  uk  youtube 
20 days ago by rgl7194
Heathers The Musical - Theatre Royal Haymarket, London on Vimeo
From dark and traumatic to hilariously camp, Heathers is a heartfelt, yet homicidal new musical based on the 80s cult teen comedy starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) and Christian Slater (Mr Robot).
This iconic dark teen comedy is brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness).
With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be London’s most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?
Tickets: westendtheatre.com/57608/shows/heathers-the-musical/
heathers  musical  theatre  80s  uk  trailer  teenager 
20 days ago by rgl7194
Senegal: The life of a 17-year-old in Dakar - BBC News
Seventeen-year-old Abdoulaye hopes one day he'll be able to help shape the future of Senegal.
senegal  video  bbc  teen  teenager 
24 days ago by noodlepie
Europe Climate Change Protests: Teenage Girls Organize Mass School Walkouts And Protests
Students are going on strike around the world to demand action on climate change, in a movement led almost entirely by teenage girls.
LONDON — A huge student protest movement led almost exclusively by teenage girls and young women is sweeping Europe, and it's on the brink of breaking through in the US.
So far this year, tens of thousands of high school–age students in Belgium, Germany, and Sweden have boycotted class and protested against climate change. The loose movement’s inspiration, a 16-year-old girl who began a solitary picket last year outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, has compared the protests to the March for Our Lives movement organized by the Parkland teens in the wake of a shooting at their school that left 17 dead.
In the latest mass climate strikes, large crowds took to the streets in The Hague on Thursday, in the largest such protest in the Netherlands so far. The teens leading the climate strike across the border in Belgium were in Leuven, the country’s eighth-largest city, where they told BuzzFeed News they had 12,000 people on the streets in one of many actions across the country.
A climate march last weekend in the Belgian capital, Brussels, drew more than 100,000 people, and one of the country’s environment ministers resigned this week after falsely claiming intelligence services had told her the protests were a plot against her.
The protests are injecting a new urgency into the debate around climate change, and calling attention to a lack of action by governments. They are also a sign of the new political power of young women, especially in Europe. Climate strikes have also been organized by students in Australia, and US organizers are planning to participate in an international day of action on March 15.
Jamie Margolin, the 17-year-old founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a group working on the March 15 protest in the US, told BuzzFeed News that climate activism has given young women like her a chance to be heard.
gov2.0  politics  climate_change  protest  europe  teenager  women 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Parents, Stop Teenage Privacy NOW - Today's Mama
Dear Parents of Teenagers.
John Pavlovitz Jan 2, 2019
I love students.
I have known tens of thousands of them, perhaps I know yours.
I have worked with them for a decade and a half, across all demographics.
I have traveled with them, laughed with them, grieved with them, served alongside them, and prayed with them.
I have walked their hallways and sat in their classrooms.
I like to think I know well, them and the world they live in.
And Moms and Dads, I’m here to tell you that you need to take away their privacy—now.
I imagine that you (and certainly the teens reading this), hear that and think, “Well, that’s a pretty terrible thing to say!”
OK, then I will be terrible and right.
There was a time, when teenagers could have privacy, and by that I mean, they could have one room where we could get away from the world, where they could shut the door, put on some music, open-up a notebook, and write the things that were on their hearts—a piece of themselves that was theirs alone.
But that time and that place is long gone.
Now, when teenagers walk into that room and close the door, they are no longer alone (in fact, many of them aren’t capable of solitary existence.) Now, when they walk into their rooms, they are not getting away from the world, they are walking into it and to the most dangerous, threatening, frightening parts of it. They are inviting that world into their sacred, personal space.
parenting  teenager  privacy  social_media 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194

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