Readings and Resources to Complement this Book

Below is a NON-exhaustive list of resources for ongoing information, research, practice supports and policy action related to technology (ICT) in society and in the family

Journals that Publish at the Intersection of Technology and Family-related issues

  • Computers and Education
  • Computers and Human Behavior
  • Contemporary Family Therapy
  • Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
  • Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • International Journal of Learning and Media
  • Journal of Children and Media
  • Journal of Computers and Human Behavior
  • Journal of Family Communication
  • Journal of Research in Technology in Education
  • The Journal of Social Media in Society
  • New Media and Society
  • Social media + society
  • Tuesday Morning

See also field-specific journals for special issues on technology-related topics (e.g., Family Relations, Early Childhood Research Quarterly )



Technology/Family Intersection Thought Leaders on Social Media

  • Sonia Livingstone: @Livingstone_S [1]
  • danah boyd: @danahboyd [2]
  • Sarita Shoenbeck: @syarti
  • Heather Kelly @heatherkelly
  • Kevin Kelly: @Kevin2kelly
  • Shira Ovide: @ShiraOvide

Policy and Statistics on Technology Related to Children and Families

On Teaching for Critical Thinking

Angelo, T. and Cross, P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. See also: 50 Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) by Angelo and Cross

Bloom, B. (1956). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook 1: Cognitive Domain. NY: Longman

Brookfield, S. (2020) Teaching for critical thinking. In V. Wang (Ed.), Handbook of research on ethical challenges in higher education leadership and administration. IGI Global publications. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4141-8.ch012

Brookfield, S. (2017) Becoming a critically reflective teacher (2nd. ed.). Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

Casigrahi, B. (2017). Fundamentals of teaching critical thinking in higher education. Journal of Education and Human Development, 6(3), 98–103. doi:10.15640/jehd.v6n3a11

Davies, M.  (2015). A model of critical thinking in higher education. In Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (pp. 41–92). Springer.

Halpern, D. F. (2014). Thought and knowledge: An introduction to critical thinking (5th ed.). Psychology Press/Routledge.

Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge University Press.

Mezirow, J. (1991). Transformative dimensions of adult learning. Jossey-Bass.

Ribble, M. Digital citizenship in schools (3rd ed.). International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Schaber, P. and Shandling, J. (2012). Online course design for teaching critical thinking. Journal of Allied Health, 41, 1 (Spring).

Schlueter, J. (2016, Jun 7). Higher Ed’s Biggest Gamble: Can Colleges Truly Teach Critical Thinking Skills? Inside Higher Ed.

Van Gelder, T. (2005). Teaching critical thinking: Some lessons from cognitive science. College teaching53(1), 41-48.

Wolcott, S. K. (2000). Designing assignments and classroom discussions to foster critical thinking at different levels in the curriculum. In Educational Innovation in Economics and Business V (pp. 231-251). Springer, Dordrecht.



  1. these are Twitter IDs. At the time of writing, Twitter was becoming out favor due to Elon Musk's takeover in October 2022. Readers are encouraged to seek out these individuals (and many others) on alternate social media sources, or their own web pages and blogs.
  2. To read a tribute to danah boyd and the voices of others who speak to her role as a visionary please see
  3. Many of these agencies do not have a specific initiative related to internet or digital access or policy, yet are interested in the topic, as evident in reports and data collection. Include words like "technology," "internet," and "digital" in search areas to locate publications and statistics.


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