Assign this text to deeply engage your students!

Actively Learn provides free ELA, science, and social studies digital content—short stories, primary sources, textbook sections, science articles, novels, videos, and more—and embeds them with standards-aligned assignments to assign immediately or customize for your students.

Whether you’re looking for “The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Hate U Give, “The Gettysburg Address,” or current science articles and simulations, Actively Learn is the free go-to source to help you guide your students' growth in critical thinking all year.

Teaching Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?

Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?

The average teen spends at least six hours a day looking at a screen, with most of it from using a smartphone.\n\nMany parents, naturally, have wondered if so much time spent in front of a screen is safe.\n\nRecent research suggests it’s not. Teens who spend five or more hours a day on electronic devices are 71 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide than those who spend less than an hour a day on a device. Digital media use is linked with more depression and less happiness, with experiments, natural experiments and longitudinal studies all showing that digital media use leads to unhappiness rather than the other way around.

Jean Twenge
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Do companies have an obligation to make phone use safer for kids?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
Assign this text to your students for free!