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The app generation : how today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world

Author: Howard Gardner; Katie Davis
Publisher: New Haven [u.a.] : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply-some would say totally-involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today's young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book they explore what it means to be "app-dependent" versus "app-enabled" and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Gardner and Davis are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Gardner; Katie Davis
ISBN: 9780300196214 0300196210 9780300209341 0300209347
OCLC Number: 873479476
Description: XII, 244 S
Responsibility: Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.

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From the famed Harvard psychologist and an expert on the impact of digital media technologies, a riveting exploration of the power of apps to shape our young people--for better or for worse  Read more...

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