Tag Archives: media literacy

Charlotte’s Broadband Deserts Reflect a Familiar Pattern

If you live or work in Charlotte, there's a distinct possibility your broadband access is less than satisfactory. But you have options. A familiar wedge-and-crescent pattern of economic inequality also applies to broadband internet connections, slowing down access to development and educational opportunities in wide swaths of the city. Data from the Federal Communications Commission [...]
Queens students are creating an online toolkit to help seniors master smartphones.

Queens Students Create Online Tools to Help Seniors Master Smartphones

Students in the Knight School of Communication at Queens are launching a set of online educational tools designed to help senior citizens learn new skills on their smartphones. Five of the school’s top students in communication, digital media, or journalism – called Knight Scholars – have been researching, testing, and developing the educational materials throughout the […]

Quincy Acklen of Hackerspace Charlotte teaching electronics and flight in a program at ImaginOn.

Hackerspace Charlotte: Bridging the Gap Between Pixels and Power Tools

In a society where smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions dominate our attention, a team of Charlotte hackers is showing how to move ideas beyond the boundaries of a digital screen and grapple with gritty problems in the real world. The group is called Hackerspace Charlotte, and it’s headquartered in a general-store-looking building across from a […]

Bruns Academy third-grade teacher Cara Brown working with students and XO laptops provided through Project LIFT in Charlotte.

Project LIFT Begins to Show Results in Charlotte

Eight months after providing 2,200 free laptop computers for elementary-age students in eight Charlotte schools, Project LIFT is seeing results. Things are looking up. Project LIFT is a partnership of public schools and private companies and foundations, designed to raise levels of academic performance. It’s focused on the zone of schools feeding into West Charlotte […]