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John Evans

The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time | Getting Smart - 0 views

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    "Are today's students spending too much time in front of computer screens? The more important question is: are students engaged in powerful learning experiences and, whenever possible, given voice and choice in what, how, and when they learn? Digital technology can powerfully facilitate this process, if thoughtful adults deploy it wisely. Otherwise, it can be mind-numbing, or worse."
John Evans

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On "Compound Time" - 3 views

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    "One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and changemakers, while most others plateau?
    I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of disciplines. Over time, I've noticed a deeper practice of top performers, one so counterintuitive that it's often overlooked.
    Despite having way more responsibility than anyone else, top performers in the business world often find time to step away from their urgent work, slow down, and invest in activities that have a long-term payoff in greater knowledge, creativity, and energy. As a result, they may achieve less in a day at first, but drastically more over the course of their lives."
Nigel Coutts

Making Time for Quiet Contemplation - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    In our busy and highly connected lives it can be difficult to find time to slow down, to deliberately and mindfully engage in reflective contemplation. Taking the time to do so can be significant for success, creativity, mental well-being and learning and yet we seem to struggle to commit time to this valuable practice. Schools, in particular seem to offer little time for students to slow down and think, and with the busy lives students lead such time is often entirely absent.
John Evans

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science | Time.com - 0 views

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    "I've explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.
    But what makes children - from babies up through the teen years - smarter?
    Here are 10 things science says can help:"
John Evans

15 Social Media Tools That Will Shave Hours Off Your Day - 4 views

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    "Are you spending hours managing social media?

    Looking for a way to shave hours off your day?

    We have the tools to help!

    Below you'll find the key elements of a social media marketing strategy, plus the tools that will improve your efficiency and performance."
John Evans

How Much Screen Time? That's the Wrong Question | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "At the end of 2016, I found myself mentally exhausted and barely able to string together a coherent thought or formulate an original idea. As I swiped through my social media feeds for inspiration-or maybe procrastination-a nagging feeling hit. I needed a break from screen time.

    Pediatricians, psychologists, and neuroscientists warn of potential negative consequences associated with constant mental stimulation as a result of interacting with our devices. Without a screen-free space for my brain to relax, stop firing, and just think, I felt incapable of significant mental processing. I could blame the technology for thwarting my attempts at creative thought, or I could blame myself for taking the easy route and using my devices to constantly stimulate my brain. Though I chose to blame myself, I am finding a lot of support for the idea of blaming technology when discussing the idea of screen time.

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    Mobile devices have the potential to provide amazing learning opportunities as well as great distractions. They can further social interactions to help us build stronger connections in our communities, or allow us to destroy relationships by hiding behind a screen. In the book The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education, authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge describe three essential skills for surviving in a society increasingly dominated by internet-enabled devices: focusing on ourselves, tuning in to others, and understanding the larger world. While the authors apply these concepts to the broader field of social and emotional learning, these same foci also apply as we address the issue of screen time with our students and children."
Phil Taylor

50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom - 2 views

  • To be clear–learning can happen in the absence of technology. Integrated poorly, technology can subdue, distract, stifle, and obscure the kind of personal interactions between learner, content, peer, and performance that lead to learning results.
Phil Taylor

How Dropping Screen Time Rules Can Fuel Extraordinary Learning - Connected Parenting - ... - 4 views

  • By focusing on quality over quantity, families can move away from fear, maintain a healthy balance, and seek out extraordinary learning.
Phil Taylor

Doctors prescribe more Big Bird, less brainless "screen time" for young kids - The Hech... - 1 views

  • On the other hand, children at very young ages can gain important skills in literacy and language development if the content on the screen is designed for learning and if they have a parent or educator who talks with them about what they are doing and seeing.
Nigel Coutts

Ideas - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    Ask any teacher what they wish they had more of and the most common answer is likely to be time. Schools are inherently busy places and there is always much to be done. We all want to meet the needs of every student, add value to their education with breadth and depth, ensure adequate coverage of the curriculum and include aspects of play and discovery. Add up all that is done in a day over and above face-to-face teaching and you can only wonder at how we manage to fit it all into the time we have. So is there an answer to this dilemma, is there a secret method to finding more time in our schedules to achieve all that we want to?
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