Affiliate Position

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Washington

Specializations

  • Child-Computer Interaction
  • Learning Sciences
  • Digital Youth

Courses

  • INSC 572 - Qualitative Methods In Information Science
  • LIS 516 - Youth Development And Information Behavior In A Digital Age

Biography

Katie Davis is Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW College of Education, and a founding member and Co-Director of the UW Digital Youth Lab. Davis investigates the impact of digital technologies on young people’s learning, development, and well-being, and co-designs positive technology experiences for youth and their families. Her work bridges the fields of human development, human-computer interaction, and the learning sciences. In addition to her academic papers, Davis is the author of three books exploring technology’s role in young people’s lives, including Technology’s Child: Digital Media’s Role in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up (MIT Press, 2023). She holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in Human Development and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Davis is actively recruiting PhD students to join the Digital Youth Lab in Autumn 2024.

Education

  • EDD, Human Development and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011
  • EdM, Risk and Prevention, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2009
  • EdM, Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2002
  • BA, English, Williams College, 2000

Awards

  • Mid-Career Scholars Award - Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), 2021
  • Best Paper Nomination - CSEDU 2020 (Computer Supported Education), 2020
  • CoMotion-Population Health Innovation Fund Award - University of Washington, 2018
  • Early Career Development Award - National Science Foundation, 2015
  • Nominated for UW Distinguished Teaching Award - UW Center for Teaching and Learning, 2015
  • Rising Star recognition - Association for Psychological Science, 2015
  • Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Award - Yahoo!, 2013

Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Society for Research on Identity Formation
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Technology’s Child: Digital media’s role in the ages and stages of growing up (2023)
    Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Beyond digital youth: understanding, supporting, and designing for young people’s digital experiences (2022)
    Information and Learning Sciences, 123(7/8), pp. 317-329 Editors: Katharine Davis, Mega Subramaniam
  • Research Report
    ConnectedLib Toolkit 2.0: Bringing connected learning to small and rural libraries (2022)
    Connected Learning Alliance Author: Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Exploring situated and embodied support for youth’s mental health: Design opportunities for interactive tangible devices (2022)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '22) Authors: C. Dauden Roquet, N. Theofanopoulou, J.L. Freeman, J.L. Schleider, J.J. Gross, Katharine Davis, E. Townsend, P. Slovak
  • Conference Paper
    L@S 2022 Chairs’ Welcome (2022)
    Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Learning@Scale, pp. III-V Author: Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Connected learning, collapsed contexts: Examining teens’ sociotechnical ecosystems through the lens of digital badges (2021)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21) Authors: Caroline Pitt, A. Bell, B. S. Boyd, N. Demmel, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Designing a connected learning toolkit for public library staff serving youth through the design-based implementation research method (2021)
    Library & Information Science Research, 43(1), pp. 101074 Authors: Mega Subramaniam, Kelly M Hoffman, Katharine Davis, Caroline Pitt
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Should lecturers be trained to deal with shortening attention spans? (2021)
    The Campus Times Higher Education Author: Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    The kids are / not / sort of all right: Technology’s complex role in teen wellbeing during COVID-19 (2021)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21) Authors: Caroline Pitt, A. Hock, L. Zelnick, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using the design-based implementation research method to designa connected learning toolkit for youth-serving public library staff (2021)
    Library & Information Science Research, 43(1) Authors: Ilanko Subramaniam, K.M. Hoffman, Caroline Pitt, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    When screen time isn’t screen time: Tensions and needs between tweens and their parents during nature-based exploration (2021)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21) Authors: Saba Kawas, Nicole Kuhn, E. E. Bascom, Alexis Hiniker, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Introduction to special issue: Adolescent and emerging adult development in an age of social media (2020)
    Journal of Adolescent Research, 35(1) Authors: Katharine Davis, L. Charmaraman, E. Weinstein
  • Conference Paper
    NatureCollections: Can a mobile application trigger children’s interest in nature? (2020)
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU ’20) Authors: Saba Kawas, Jordan Sherry-Wagner, Nicole Kuhn, Sarah K. Chase, Brittany Bentley, Joshua J. Lawler, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Otter this World: Can a Mobile Application Promote Children’s Connectedness to Nature? (2020)
    Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2020), pp. 444-457 Authors: Saba Kawas, Nicole Kuhn, Mina Tari, Alexis Hiniker, Katharine Davis
  • Op-ed
    The ‘app generation’ meets the pandemic (2020)
    Seattle Times Authors: Katharine Davis, Howard Gardner
  • Conference Paper
    "Everything's the Phone": Understanding the Phone’s Supercharged Role in Parent-Teen Relationships (2019)
    Proceedings of the 37th annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI ’19), 227(Unknown Issue), pp. 1-14 Authors: Katharine Davis, Anja Dinhopl, Alexis Hiniker
  • Conference Paper
    A Badge, Not a Barrier: Designing for–and Throughout–Digital Badge Implementation (2019)
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), pp. 14 Authors: Caroline Pitt, Adam Bell, Edgar Onofre, Katie Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Adaptive support for collaboration on tabletop computers (2019)
    Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL '19), 1(Unknown Issue), pp. 176-183 Authors: Abigail Evans, Katharine Davis, Jacob O. Wobbrock
  • Blog Post
  • Toolkit
    ConnectedLib Toolkit (2019)
    Authors: Milly Romeijn-Stout, Katharine Davis, Mega Subramaniam
  • Report
  • Conference Paper
    Modeling the Engagement-Disengagement Cycle of Compulsive Phone Use (2019)
    Proceedings of the 37th annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI ’19), 312(Unknown Issue), pp. 1-14 Authors: J. A. Tran, K. S. Yang, Katharine Davis, Alexis Hiniker
  • Blog Post
    Participatory politics in an age of crisis (2019)
    Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins Authors: Yomna Elsayed, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Sparking interest: A design framework for mobile technologies to promote children’s interest in nature (2019)
    International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction Authors: Saba Kawas, Sarah K. Chase, Jason Yip, Joshua Lawler, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Supporting learners' STEM-oriented career pathways with digital badges (2019)
    Information and Learning Science, 120(1/2), pp. 87-107 Authors: Caroline Pitt, Adam Bell, Rose Strickman, Katharine Davis
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Writers in the secret garden: Fanfiction, youth, and new forms of mentoring (2019)
    Authors: Cecilia Aragon, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Informal computing mentoring of low-income adolescents: Relationships, roles, qualities, and impact (2018)
    Proceedings of SIGCSE 2018 Authors: Amy J. Ko, Leanne Hwa, Katharine Davis, Jason Yip
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Learning and engagement in a gamified course: Investigating the effects of student characteristics (2018)
    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(5), pp. 492-503 Authors: Katharine Davis, H. Sridharan, Lucas Koepke, S. Singh, Robert Boiko
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Playing in the virtual sandbox: Students’ collaborative practices in Minecraft (2018)
    International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 8(3), pp. 56-76 Authors: Katharine Davis, Julian Boss, Perry Meas
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Songwriting to learn: How high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts (2018)
    International Journal of Science Education, 8(4), pp. 307-324 Authors: S.J. Ward, R.M. Price, Katharine Davis, G.J. Crowther
  • Conference Paper
    Technology use in rural and urban public libraries: Implications for connected learning in youth programming (2018)
    Authors: Katharine Davis, Mega Subramaniam, Kelly Hoffman, Milly Romeijn-Stout
  • Conference Paper
    Using digital badges to promote student agency and identity in science learning (2018)
    Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS '18) Authors: Katharine Davis, Caroline Pitt, Adam Bell, Suhkyung Kim
  • Conference Paper
    Using digital badges to promote student agency and identity in science learning (2018)
    Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS’18) Authors: Katharine Davis, Caroline Pitt, Adam Bell, Ada Kim
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using technology to support equity and inclusion in youth library programming: Current practices and future opportunities (2018)
    Library Quarterly, 88(4), pp. 315-331 Authors: Mega Subramaniam, Ligaya Aline Scaff, Saba Kawas, Kelly M Hoffman, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Computing mentorship in a software boomtown: relationships to adolescent interest and beliefs (2017)
    ACM International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER) Authors: Amy J. Ko, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Designing together?: Group dynamics in participatory digital badge design with teens (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’17), pp. 322-327 Authors: Caroline Pitt, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Digital life and youth well-being, social-connectedness, empathy, and narcissism (2017)
    Pediatrics, 140(S2), pp. S71-S75 Authors: C. James, Katharine Davis, L. Charmaraman, S. Konrath, P. Slovak, E. Weinstein, L. Yarosh
  • Conference Paper
    Group Touch: Distinguishing tabletop users in group settings via statistical modeling of touch pairs (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17) Authors: Abigail Evans, Katharine Davis, J. Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media's supporting role (2017)
    Digital Culture & Education, 9(1), pp. 31-47 Authors: Katharine Davis, A. Ambrose, M. Orand
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Identity development in the digital age: An Eriksonian perspective (2017)
    Identity, sexuality, and relationships among emerging adults in the digital age, pp. 1-17 Authors: Katharine Davis, E. Weinstein
  • Conference Paper
    More than peer production. Fanfiction communities as sites of distributed mentoring. (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’17), pp. 259-272 Authors: S. A. Evans, Katharine Davis, Abigail Evans, J. Campbell, David Randall, Kodlee Yin, C. Aragon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Tweens' perspectives on their parents' media-related attitudes and rules: An exploratory study in the US (2017)
    Journal of Children and Media, 11(3), pp. 358-366 Authors: Ada S. Kim, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Where no one has gone before: A meta-dataset of the world’s largest fanfiction repository (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’17), pp. 6106-6110 Authors: K. Yin, C. Aragon, Sarah Evans, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Modeling collaboration patterns on an interactive tabletop in a classroom setting (2016)
    ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), pp. 860-871 Authors: Abigail Evans, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Katharine Davis
  • White Paper
    Connected Libraries: Surveying the Current Landscape and Charting a Path to the Future (2016)
    The Connected Lib Project Authors: Kelly M. Hoffman, Mega Subramaniam, Saba Kawas, Ligaya Aline Scaff, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Connected learning in and after school: Exploring technology's role in the diverse learning experiences of high school students (2016)
    The Information Society, 32(2), pp. 98-116 Authors: Katharine Davis, Sean Fullerton
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Designing digital badges for an informal STEM learning environment (2016)
    Digital badges in education: Trends, issues, and cases, pp. 145-155 Authors: E. Klein, Katharine Davis
  • White Paper
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    How Fan Fiction Mentors Can Change Lives (2016)
    School Library Journal Authors: Sarah Evans, David Randall, Julie Campbell, Katharine Davis, Cecilia Aragon, Abigail Evans
  • Conference Paper
    Learning through participatory design: Designing digital badges for and with teens (2016)
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’16), pp. 218-229 Authors: Adam Bell, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Leveraging the power of music to improve science education (2016)
    International Journal of Science Education, 38(1), pp. 73-95 Authors: Gregory J. Crowther, Tom McFadden, Jean S. Fleming, Katharine Davis
  • Conference Paper
    Thousands of positive reviews: Distributed mentoring in online fan communities (2016)
    ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), pp. 691-704 Authors: J. Campbell, Cecilia Aragon, Katharine Davis, Sarah Evans, Abigail Evans, David Randall
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    "I was bullied too": Stories of bullying and coping in an online community (2015)
    Information, Communication and Society, 18(4), pp. 357-375 Authors: Katharine Davis, David Randall, A. Ambrose, M. Orand
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Connecting 'round the clock: Mobile phones and adolescents' experiences of intimacy (2015)
    Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, 2(Unknown Issue), pp. 937-946 Authors: E. Weinstein, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Digital badges in afterschool learning: Documenting the perspectives and experiences of students and educators (2015)
    Computers & Education, 88(Unknown Issue), pp. 72-83 Authors: Katharine Davis, S. Singh
  • Conference Short Paper
    Distributed mentoring in online fan fiction communities: Promoting equity, access, and openness in learning (2015)
    Panel presentation, Digital Media and Learning Conference Authors: Katharine Davis, J. Campbell, Abigail Evans, D. P. Randall, S. A. Evans
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Integration of math jingles into physiology courses (2015)
    Journal of Mathematics Education, 8(2), pp. 56-73 Authors: G. J. Crowther, Katharine Davis, L. D. Jenkins, J. L. Breckler
  • Conference Paper
    Writing within community: How mentoring works in online fan fiction (2015)
    Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium Authors: S. A. Evans, J. Campbell, Katharine Davis, Abigail Evans, D. P. Randall, Cecilia Aragon
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Youth perspectives on equity, access and information exchange in educational technology: Implications for research, practice, and policy (2015)
    Workshop, Digital Media & Learning Conference Authors: Katharine Davis, Karen Fisher, Negin Dahya, Jason Yip, Michael Eisenberg, J. Elizabeth Mills
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    A decline in creativity? It depends on the domain (2014)
    Creativity Research Journal, 26(1) Authors: Emily C. Weinstein, Zachary Clark, Donna DiBartolomeo, Katharine Davis
  • Op-Ed
    Are Apps Becoming a Human Crutch? Op-Ed (2014)
    The Seattle Times Authors: Katharine Davis, Howard Gardner
  • Book Preface
    Preface to the paperback edition of The App Generation (2014)
    The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world Authors: Howard Gardner, Katharine Davis
  • Op-Ed
    The App Generation: How technology is changing us. Op-Ed. (2014)
    Cognoscenti Authors: Howard Gardner, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The changing landscape of peer aggression: A literature review on cyberbullying and interventions (2014)
    Journal of Youth Development, 9(1), pp. 130-142 Authors: Katharine Davis, Justin Reich, Carrie James
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    The value of getting lost in an app-suffused world (2014)
    School Administrator, pp. pg. 21-22 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Youth identities in a digital age: The anchoring role of friends in youth’s approaches to online identity expression (2014)
    Mediated youth cultures: The internet, belonging, and new cultural configurations, pp. 11-25 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Introduction
    Youth perspectives on social media and technology (2014)
    AM:STARs: Social Networking & New Technologies, 25(3), pp. xvii-xxi Authors: M. A. Moreno, Katharine Davis, J. Elizabeth Mills
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    "Amino Acid Jazz": Amplifying biochemistry concepts with content-rich music (2013)
    Journal of Chemical Education, 90(Unknown Issue), pp. 1479-1483 Authors: Gregory J. Crowther, Katharine Davis
  • Research Report
    Technique and content in the works of young artists: A methodological contribution (2013)
    Good Work Project Report Series, Authors: DJ DiBarolomeo, Z Clark, Katharine Davis
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2013)
    pp. 256, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0300196214 Authors: Howard Gardner, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Tweens’ conceptions of privacy online: Implications for educators (2013)
    Learning, Media and Technology, 38(1), pp. 4-25 Authors: Katharine Davis, C James
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Young people's digital lives: The impact of interpersonal relationships and digital media use on adolescents' sense of identity (2013)
    Computers in Human Behavior, 29(Unknown Issue), pp. 2281-2293 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    Adolescent learners' characteristics (2012)
    Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, pp. 134-136 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    Adult learners' characteristics (2012)
    Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, pp. 136-138 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Five minds our children deserve: Why they’re needed, how to nurture them. (2012)
    Journal of Educational Controversy, 6(1) Authors: Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Friendship 2.0: Adolescents’ experiences of belonging and self-disclosure online (2012)
    Journal of Adolescence, 35(6), pp. 1527-1536 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    I’ll pay attention when I’m older: Generational differences in trust (2012)
    Restoring Trust, pp. 47-67 Authors: Katharine Davis, J Ryan, C James, M Rundle, H Gardner
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    My trust needs to be earned, or I don’t give it: Youth’s mental models of trust (2012)
    Restoring Trust, pp. 25-45 Authors: M Rundle, C James, Katharine Davis, J Ryan, J M Francis, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression. (2012)
    New Media & Society, 14(4), pp. 634-651 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    A life in bits and bytes: A portrait of a college student and her life with digital media. (2011)
    Teachers College Record, 113(9), pp. 1960-1982 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    The theory of multiple intelligences (2011)
    Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, pp. 485-503 Authors: Katharine Davis, J Christiandoulou, S Seider, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Coming of age online: The developmental underpinnings of girls’ blogs (2010)
    Journal of Adolescent Research, 25(1), pp. 145-171 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Fostering cross-generational dialogues about the ethics of online life (2010)
    Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2(2), pp. 124-150 Authors: Katharine Davis, S L Katz, R Santo, C James
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The pedagogy of GoodWork: Strategies of engagement (2010)
    GoodWork: Theory and practice, pp. 257-269 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    Trust: Its conceptualization by scholars, its status with young persons (2010)
    Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, volume 2 Authors: Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Adolescent friendships on LiveJournal (2009)
    Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 6(1), pp. 47-50 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Research Report
    Meeting of Minds: Cross-generational dialogue on the ethics of digital life (2009)
    Authors: R Santo, C James, Katharine Davis, S L Katz, L Burch, B Joseph
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Morality, ethics and good work: Young people’s respectful and ethical minds (2009)
    Morality, ethics and gifted minds Authors: S Seider, Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Research Report
    New digital media, social institutions and the changing roles of youth (2009)
    Good Work Project Report Series, 61(Unknown Issue) Authors: M Wiegel, Katharine Davis, C James, H Gardner
  • Research Report
    Rethinking girls’ development in a digital era (2009)
    FIfF-Kommunikation, 26(3), pp. 48-51 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Research Report
    Social development in the era of new digital media (2009)
    Good Work Project Report Series, Authors: Katharine Davis, M Wiegel, C James, H Gardner
  • Research Report
    Young people, ethics, and the new digital media: A synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. (2009)
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning Authors: C James, Katharine Davis, A Flores, J Francis, M Rundle, H Gardner
  • Research Report
    Trust in the lives of young people: A conceptual framework to explore how youth make trust judgments (2008)
    Good Work Project Report Series, 52(Unknown Issue) Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    When false representations ring true (and when they don’t) (2008)
    Social Research, 75(4), pp. 1085-1108 Authors: Katharine Davis, S Seider, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Good work in psychology (2007)
    The Psychologist, 20(11), pp. 672-676 Authors: S Seider, Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Research Report
    Is trust on the wane? It may depend on where you live (2006)
    Good Work Project Report Series, Author: Katharine Davis

Presentations

  • A parent’s guide to screens and kids (2022)
    Saltus Speaks Parent Speaker Series - Pembroke Parish, Bermuda (virtual)
  • Connected learning: The essential mindset to serve rural youth in America (2022)
    Connected Learning Summit - Virtual
  • Promoting public libraries as centers of youth civic engagement (2022)
    Connected Learning Summit - Virtual
  • Taking on Goliath: Can researchers make social media better for teens? (2022)
    HX Dialogue Speaker Series - University of California, Irvine, California (virtual)
  • All in the Family: A Conversation about Media Rules, Parental Controls, and Family Media Plans (2021)
    Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development - Remote Webinar
  • What kind of screen time is best for your child (and you)? (2021)
    All in the Family: A Conversation about Media Rules, Parental Controls, and Family Media Plans -- 28th webinar of the Ask the Experts series hosted by Children and Screens - Virtual
  • Coping through COVID: Understanding Technology’s Role in Teen Resilience and Wellbeing (2020)
    Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association Fall Conference - Virtual
  • Digital badges and soft skill development: Teen self-assessment beyond STEM contexts (2020)
    Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - San Francisco, CA
  • Human development in a digital world (2020)
    he Future of Education Series: Human Development and Psychology: The Long View. Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • Large-scale learning environments: Writers in the secret garden (2020)
    Episode 12, Silver Lining for Learning series - Virtual
  • Raising Good Gamers Research roundtable (2020)
    Games for Change Virtual Festival - Virtual
  • So you’ve earned a badge, now what? Supporting students’ digital badge literacy. (2020)
    Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - San Francisco, CA
  • Teen Health (2020)
    CRA Virtual Conference 2020 - Virtual
  • What My Little Pony Can Teach Us About Interest-Driven Learning (2020)
    2020 Learning at Scale Conference - Virtual
  • Youth agency in a digital age (2020)
    Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - San Francisco, CA
  • Agency and Identity in Networked Environments: Insights from Researching and Designing for Today's Digital Youth (2019)
    Universität Wien’s #YouthMediaLife Lectures series - Wien, Austria
  • Designing for youth agency in a digital age (2019)
    Conference on Digital Youth – Growing Up in a Novel Social Space, Leibnitz University - Hannover, Germany
  • Insights from studying and designing for today’s digital youth (2019)
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, KU Leuven - Leuven, Belgium
  • Supporting and transforming learning with networked technologies (2019)
    Department of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University - Berlin, Germany
  • The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today’s digital youth (2019)
    100 Women in Finance (100WF) - Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Empowering youth co-designers to promote student adoption of a digital badge system (2018)
    American Educational Research Association (AERA) - New York, NY
  • Informal computing mentoring of low-income adolescents: Relationships, roles, qualities, and impact (2018)
    SIGCSE 2018 - Baltimore, MD
  • The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today's digital youth (2018)
    Facebook Headquarters - Menlo Park, CA
  • The Tech Effect: Understanding and Supporting Today's Digital Youth (2018)
    Entel - Santiago, Chile
  • The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today's digital youth (2018)
    University Child Development School - Seattle, WA
  • The Tech Effect: Understanding and Supporting Today's Digital Youth (2018)
    “Seminar with Howard Gardner” event - Santiago, Chile
  • Promoting equity and access in public libraries’ computer-supported youth programming (2017)
    12th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Co-designing a digital badge system: Supporting learners’ science identities through participatory design. (2016)
    In P. Bell (Ed.) Researchers and practitioners co-designing for expansive science learning and educational equity. Paper symposium conducted at the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) - Singapore
  • Connected learning in public libraries: What's it going to take to turn every library into a connected learning library (2016)
    Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, University of California - Irvine, CA
  • Designing digital badges with and for users: A collaborative design approach (2016)
    In T. Horstman, C. Gamrat & K. Davis (Chairs) (Ed.) Democratizing learning through digital badges: Theoretical and analytical frameworks to advance design and research. Structured poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). - Washington, DC
  • Documenting distributed learning in online fanfiction communities. (2016)
    In E.C. Weinstein & D. Patton (Ed.) Digital posts as data: Opportunities, puzzles, and methodological considerations of studying youth’s digital communications, 2016 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting – Technology and Media in Children’s Development - Irvine, CA
  • From cyber safety to digital citizenship: Changing our conversations with kids (2016)
    University Child Development School - Seattle, Washington
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2016)
    Keynote speech at Washington State Higher Education Building Bridges Technology Conference - Spokane, Washington
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2016)
    Keynote speech at Healthy Youth Partnership Conference - Austin, Texas
  • Digital youth: The state of affairs (invited panelist) (2015)
    Digital Media and Learning - Los Angeles, CA
  • Exploring the role of networked technologies in learners’ developing identities (2015)
    Cyberlearning 2015, National Science Foundation - Arlington, VA
  • Seattle Digital Youth Think Tank 2014: Inaugural Reporting Out. (2015)
    Annual Meeting of the American Library Association - San Francisco, CA
  • Sexting in the context of growing up online (2015)
    Facebook Sexting Roundtable - Menlo Park, CA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    CHI 2015 - Seoul, Korea
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    Mercer Island Parent Edge Speaker Series - Mercer Island, WA
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    St. Paul's School - Concord, New Hampshire
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    Sungkyunkwan University Distinguished Lecture Series - Seoul, Korea
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    University Prep - Seattle, WA
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    2015 Heads and Board Chairs Conference, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS) annual meeting - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    Society for Women Engineers - Seattle, WA
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    STEAM Power 2015, sponsored by the Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Pacific Science Center, and the EMP Museum - Seattle, WA
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2015)
    Lakeside School - Seattle, WA
  • The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. (2015)
    Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences - Seattle, WA
  • Assessing change in adolescents' art-making over time: A methodology (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • Connecting learning with digital badges: Exploring the formal and informal learning experiences of youth from non-dominant backgrounds (2014)
    Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the Digital Media and Learning Conference, MacArthur Foundation - Boston, MA
  • Cultivating digital citizenship: Strategies for approaching dilemmas of privacy and identity online (2014)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • Cultivating digital citizenship: Strategies for approaching dilemmas of privacy and identity online (2014)
    Interactive course conducted at the 7th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference - Hong Kong, China
  • Digital Youth - The State of Affairs (2014)
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2014 - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Youth: Towards a new multidisciplinary research network (2014)
    Workshop conducted at the annual iConference 2014 - Berlin, Germany
  • Innovating education practice through digitial badges: Recent research, current practices, and future directions (2014)
    (Chair and Session Organizer), Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • Literacy, expertise, and experience in gaming (2014)
    Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sing about science: Leveraging the power of music to improve science education (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • Stakeholders' perceptions of the opportunities, challenges, and value of digital badges in education (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • The App Generation (2014)
    Invited plenary talk at the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Featured speaker at the Learning & the Brain Conference - San Francisco, CA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Guest speaker at Glenbard School District's Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families - Glen Ellyn, IL
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference - Hong Kong, China
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Invited speaker at Microsoft Research's Visiting Speaker Series - Redmond, WA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Invited speaker at the Annenberg Public Policy Center?s Speaker Series 2013-2014, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Keynote speaker at the 2014 Early Learning STEM Institute, Thrive Washington - Seattle, WA
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Featured speaker at TEDSalon Berlin: Bits of Knowledge, TED Salon Berlin - Berlin, Germany
  • The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2014)
    Invited speaker at Town Hall Seattle - Seattle, WA
  • The human brain and social media: How are individuals changing? (2014)
    Invited speaker at Cattolica de Sacro Cuore University - Milan, Italy
  • Askwith Forum: The App Generation (2013)
    Public lecture series, Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • Badges for lifelong learning (2013)
    iAffiliates Day, The Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Bullying: How does it start and how do we stop it? (2013)
    Issues that Matter public forum, Sno-Isle Libraries - Lake Stevens, WA
  • Charting a research trajectory from conceptual development to construct measurement (2013)
    Guest Lecture in INSC 570-Research Design, University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Digital youth workshop: Calling all designers, researchers, and policy makers. Scholarship in action: data, innovation, wisdom (2013)
    iConference 2013 - Fort Worth, TX
  • GoodPlay online: Exploring digital ethics and new media literacies (2013)
    Roots of Empathy Research Symposium, GoodPlay - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Identity development in the digital age: Identity work on social networking sites (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation - Saint Paul, MN
  • Leveraging new media technologies to make learning more engaging (2013)
    5th Annual DUB Retreat, UW's inter-department Human-Computer Interaction and Design Research Group - Seattle, WA
  • Overview of the Digital Youth Summit 2014 (2013)
    Presentation to the MLIS Advisory Board, University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Round table I: Research to practice (2013)
    School Library and Technology Exploratory Workshop, ALA - Seattle, WA
  • School Library and Technology Exploratory Workshop (2013)
    American Library Association Midwinter Meeting - Seattle, WA
  • Studying the 'App Generation': New media's role in youth identity, intimacy, and imagination (2013)
    Guest Lecture in LIS 566-Young Adult Materials, University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Teen design days: Promoting youth civic engagement through design thinking (2013)
    McArthur Digital Media & Learning Conference - Chicago, IL
  • The App Generation (2013)
    Lectures & Readings series, 92nd Street Y - New York, NY
  • The App Generation (2013)
    Public lecture series, Cambridge Forum - Cambridge, MA
  • The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and new media literacies (2013)
    Interactive courses conducted at 'Developing Responsible, Caring & Balanced Youth: A GoodWork Conference', Project Zero - Dedham, MA
  • The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and new media literacies (2013)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • The identites of today's digital youth: Coherent or fragmented? (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation - Saint Paul, MN
  • Theory with practice: Teachers' perspective on and experiences with digital media and media literacy education (2013)
    Annual Meeting, National Association for Media Literacy Education - Torance, CA
  • Today's digital youth: Growing up in a hyper-connected, multi-tasking, media-rich world (2013)
    Upward Bound Summer Program Orientation, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Understanding inequalities in digital media and learning (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - San Francisco, CA
  • Understanding inequalities in digital media and learning (2013)
    American Educational Research Association - San Francisco, CA
  • Building community online: Opportunities, challenges, and the role of schools (2012)
    Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Researching digital youth: Developing and validating survey instruments (2012)
    Guest lecture in INSC 570, Research Design, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Researching digital youth: Theoretical foundations (2012)
    Guest lecture in INSC 570, Research Design, The Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and digital life (2012)
    Professional development course, Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) - Milton, MA
  • The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and digital life (2012)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, MA
  • The space between generations: What's different about today's digital youth? (2012)
    TEDx South Lake Union Women, Microsoft Women of Research, UW Women in Informatics, and Women in Bio Seattle Metro - Seattle, WA
  • Young people's digital lives: The impact of digital media use and interpersonal relationships on adolescents' sense of identity (2012)
    Society for Research on Adolescence - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Young people's digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships (2012)
    Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Young people's digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships (2012)
    Information School, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Young people's digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships (2012)
    School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL