Technology

YourTurn winners: How do you respectfully express yourself online?

ThreeSixty asked for your thoughts on balancing social media freedoms with the need to remain professional for future endeavors. Here’s how our essay contest winners responded.

Digital divide: External resources needed to help teens with technology needs

For those who live in poverty or near it, digital education can take a backseat to more pressing economic concerns.

iPad infusion: Cretin-Derham Hall joins exciting classroom technology wave

When the iPad presented itself as a new classroom learning tool, Cretin-Derham Hall began exploring the steps to make it happen.

Getting technical: Teens sharpen skills at Genesys Works' summer training program

While some teens spent summer sleeping in or tanning at the lake, 200 students got ready for the real world thanks to Genesys Works.

Technology 'time suck': Putting down devices is hard, but some are trying to find balance

Ever try to talk to a friend or family member, but they’re too busy with their nose in a text of Tweet? Yep, join the club.

Protect your rep: What you post online can influence your professional future

Most teens know the main rule for protecting themselves on the Internet: “Don’t post anything your parents wouldn’t like.” But is that really reality?

Tag, you're (not) it: Basic etiquette often an afterthought when posting to Facebook

You wouldn’t display your best friend’s picture on a billboard if it were embarrassing, would you?

Breaking into the boys club: Women encouraged to pursue gaming, tech careers

When Warwick the Blood Hunter is dominating you in an intense match of “League of Legends,” you may never consider that the person behind the computer screen is wearing a skirt.

Reading the fineprint determines your online advertising profile

Advertisers on the Internet aren’t telepathic, but they still know what you’re thinking. And believe it or not, you’re the one who helps them, just by starting a Gmail account. or liking a company on Facebook.

Someone is always watching: Police use social media as a tool for investigations

When T.J. Neely came home to Minneapolis from prison recently, he shut down his Facebook page. All of his friends and connections deactivated.

Digital dilemma: Weighing the artistic and commercial ramifications of music piracy

Music pirates don’t always consider the consequences of illegal music downloads. That moral quandary, coupled with business considerations, can create quite a bit of controversy.

Buzzworthy brands: What latest social media trend is worth paying attention to?

Vine. Tumblr. Snapchat. There’s always something new in the social media realm to go crazy about. But what’s really worth your attention and time?

Artistic empowerment finds a voice on Kickstarter, YouTube

For some, the beauty of technology is that you never have to leave your bedroom. As Ka Lia Yang demonstrates, music can have a wide-reaching impact, all thanks to YouTube.

Digital permanence: What goes on the Internet stays on the Internet

When you’re 16, you feel invincible, maybe even confident you’ll live forever. However, what you post online today will be forever. Even when you’re dead, your photos, videos and blogs can still be visible to others.

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Teens tune out Facebook while turning to other social media sites

Teens are waking up to the fact that their Facebook friends aren’t necessarily their real friends. In fact, those online acquaintances can be bullies, braggarts and worth tuning out.

The cool corner: Teen Tech Center plugs into 21st century

Looking for a place to record music or experiment with Photoshop? Take a peek inside the Minneapolis Central Library’s flashy new Teen Tech Center.

(Anti) social media: Teens might 'live' on Facebook and Twitter, but thinking is still required

Think Facebook and Twitter is all fun and games? The Steubenville rape case puts teens under the social media microscope.

The App Expert: Tech reviews for teens ('Modern Combat 4,' theScore, Google Maps)

ThreeSixty’s resident technology guru Darwesh Singh gets app happy with a regular series of reviews for teens.

YourTurn winners: What are the effects of classroom technologies?

How has technology affected high school learning? Our essay winners weigh in.

What's your favorite technology for learning?

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