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Douglas Rushkoff

Digital Literacy Advocate - Codecademy

I am the resident Digital Literacy Advocate or "Code Evangelist" at Codecademy, a new online learning platform. I'm a media theorist, specializing in the digital environment. I have written a dozen books on media and society, including Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and the upcoming Present Shock.

I also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and digital_nation.

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  • Technology Integration

    Technology at Home: Developing the Social Self

    Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff encourages parents of tweens to let their children's social selves develop through reasonable limits on their digital access.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Young Kids and Technology at Home

    Blogger and digital literacy advocate Douglas Rushkoff talks about why young children aren't ready for screen time and how parents can be effective gatekeepers.
  • Education Trends

    Computers in the Classroom: A Mindful Lens on Technology

    Blogger and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff wonders if we're making the best possible use of all the digital technology gaining a foothold in our classrooms.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    Code Literacy: A 21st-Century Requirement

    Media theorist, author and code evangelist Douglas Rushkoff makes a convincing argument for why today's and tomorrow's students must add computer programming to their toolkit.

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