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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it


 By Jim Taylor, Ph. D.


"There is...a growing body of research that technology can be both beneficial and harmful to different ways in which children think. Moreover, this influence isn’t just affecting children on the surface of their thinking. Rather, because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops. For example, as the technology writer Nicholas Carr has observed, the emergence of reading encouraged our brains to be focused and imaginative. In contrast, the rise of the Internet is strengthening our ability to scan information rapidly and efficiently.


"The effects of technology on children are complicated, with both benefits and costs. Whether technology helps or hurts in the development of your children’s thinking depends on what specific technology is used and how and what frequency it is used. At least early in their lives, the power to dictate your children’s relationship with technology and, as a result, its influence on them, from synaptic activity to conscious thought.


"Over the next several weeks, I’m going to focus on the areas in which the latest thinking and research has shown technology to have the greatest influence on how children think: attention, information overload, decision making, and memory/learning. Importantly, all of these areas are ones in which you can have a counteracting influence on how technology affects your children."

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed, Terry Doherty, Meryl Jaffe, PhD, Jim Lerman, Lynnette Van Dyke, Gust MEES, Paul Westeneng
Linda Buckmaster's comment, December 17, 2012 5:44 PM
Thanks for the rescoop.
Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:06 PM

to tech or not to tech........that is the question. Not just a casual question if this report is accurate.

sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...


How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?

I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!


Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!


Read more, very interesting...:



Via Gust MEES
Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
Gust MEES's comment, July 5, 2012 5:08 AM
@Konstantinos Kalemis,

Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
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Neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education (Mind, Brain, and Education science)

Neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education (Mind, Brain, and Education science) | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
If the combination of neuroscience, psychology and education (“Mind, Brain, and Education science) is the way we should approach teaching from now on, what exactly are the lessons we can apply to the classroom?
Via Sarantis Chelmis, Sakis Koukouvis, Stefanos, Margaret Shepherd
Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, December 24, 2014 7:47 AM

#DémarchePortfolio #Apprenance : les grandes transformations des apprentissages sont déjà là.... 

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Gamification and motivation: Tapping into psychology

Gamification and motivation: Tapping into psychology | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

A fascinating look at the psychology behind gamification and why it works

Via Louise Miller Frost, Janet Devlin, Sakis Koukouvis, Dr. Richard NeSmith, Dennis T OConnor
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