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This Iowa professor wants to change what kids are taught about their digital life

The 90s catch phrase for educators looking to introduce more technology to students was “computers in every classroom.”  Today that mantra has been replaced by “one-to-one” initiatives to put a laptop in every student’s hands.  The use of tech in classroom has vastly increased to match the world outside of campus, explains one psychology professor at Iowa State University. But, says Douglas Gentile, the effort to teach kids how to interact with the online world has not kept pace.

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