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Dean Mantz

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - - 9 views

  • On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.
  • Researchers say the lure of these technologies
  • is particularly powerful for young peopl
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  • Their brains are rewarded
  • not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing
  • I am trying to take back their attention from their BlackBerrys and video games,” he says. “To a degree, I’m using technology to do it
  • Last semester, his grade point average was 2.3 after a D-plus in English and an F in Algebra II. He got an A in film critique. “He’s a kid caught between two worlds,” said Mr. Reilly — one that is virtual and one with real-life demands.
Rob Jacklin

Justices Reject Pornography Law - - 0 views

  • The judge wrote that he felt “personal regret” that his injunction would “delay once again the careful protection of our children.” But he went on to write that “perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if the First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection.”
Jennifer Dorman

Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series - - 0 views

    Terrific article about what literacy really means - books and periodicals, online reading, etc. "Some Web evangelists say children should be evaluated for their proficiency on the Internet just as they are tested on their print reading comprehension. Starting next year, some countries will participate in new international assessments of digital literacy, but the United States, for now, will not."
Rob Jacklin

Texting May Be Taking a Toll on Teenagers - - 0 views

    Texting May Be Taking a Toll
James Norwood

Help in getting your 'Flip' started. Classroom Lectures Go Digital - 3 views

    Help in getting your 'Flip' started. Classroom Lectures Go Digital
Robin Talkowski

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' - ... - 7 views

    Ideas and resources for using the New York Times while teaching informational text.
Tom McHale

Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price - - 10 views

    This is your brain on computers. Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information.
Tom McHale

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - - 15 views

    There are effective approaches to learning, at least for those who are motivated. In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying.
Dean Mantz

The Civil War - Interactive Feature - - 15 views

    Interactive timeline of Civil War events.
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