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Dean Mantz

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - NYTimes.com - 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

Texting May Be Taking a Toll on Teenagers - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Texting May Be Taking a Toll
Jennifer Dorman

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

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    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."
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