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Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you

Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.
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Digital overload: How we are seduced by distraction

Digital overload: How we are seduced by distraction | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Our addiction to e-mail, the Internet and social media is robbing us of time, attention and even health
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Digital Zombie Series: Can We Ever Be Alone Again?

Digital Zombie Series: Can We Ever Be Alone Again? | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Lately I've noticed a strange phenomenon that occurs at traffic lights around town.  The light turns green and the first car, after some hesitation, pulls forward.  Then the next one, after another...
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Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most

Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Taking away recess as a punishment for behavior problems or academic lapses won’t help, and might hurt.
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Peggy Hale's curator insight, April 16, 6:56 AM

I always have believed this statement! 

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You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help.

You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help. | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
David Levy's course at the University of Washington puts technology in its place—in the control of students.
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Why Do Kids Spend All Day on Social Media? Because They’re Not Allowed Out of the House | MIT Technology Review

Why Do Kids Spend All Day on Social Media? Because They’re Not Allowed Out of the House | MIT Technology Review | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd tries to puncture some myths about teenagers and the Internet.
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An Open Letter to My Boys regarding Technology (and their use of it)

An Open Letter to My Boys regarding Technology (and their use of it) | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Blog article from author Charles Martin. To see full articles please visit charlesmartinbooks.com.
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The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous interactions -- illusions that are quickly eroding their social and emotional well-being, and can be deadly.
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How Politics, Race, and Socioeconomic Status Affect Parents' Fears About Tech

How Politics, Race, and Socioeconomic Status Affect Parents' Fears About Tech | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Parents often fear technology. They worry that their children might be exposed to inappropriate pornographic or violent content online, or be negatively influenced or explicitly hurt by a stranger through social media.
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Dad turns quest to get kids to play outdoors into 'Project Wild Thing' - TODAY.com

Dad turns quest to get kids to play outdoors into 'Project Wild Thing' - TODAY.com | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
When David Bond, a documentary filmmaker from South East London, asked his daughter how much she loved television, her response nearly...
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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it

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edilberto quispe's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:13 AM

La importancia de los juegos en la educación

Anna Cole's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:29 AM

I had to zoom this to read it, but it was well worth it!

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 1, 1:17 PM

La importancia del juego para el aprendizaje: es algo natural

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How Much Screen Time Should Children Get Every Day?

How Much Screen Time Should Children Get Every Day? | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently set new recommendations for parents to limit the amount of time kids spent in front of a screen to less than two hours a day (or no time at all for kids under the age of two).
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How to cut down on your kids' screen time - The Online Mom

How to cut down on your kids' screen time - The Online Mom | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
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MIT Press Journals - International Journal of Learning and Media - Abstract

MIT Press Journals - International Journal of Learning and Media - Abstract | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
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Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025

Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025 | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Charlie Chaplin once said that cinema was just a fad. In 1936, The New York Times wrote that a "rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere." In 1955, Variety magazine stated that rock n' roll would be gone by June of that yea...
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How Much Technology Should You Let Your Child Use?

How Much Technology Should You Let Your Child Use? | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
The critical questions are: Is this bad for our children? Is it wrong to provide them the most up-to-date tools for both entertainment and teaching? Is it wrong to want to see our children smile and grin as they watch their favorite videos?
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We Are Just Not Here Anymore

We Are Just Not Here Anymore | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Can we learn to reconnect without using our digital devices?
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‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Pulled Game Because It Was ‘Too Addictive’

‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Pulled Game Because It Was ‘Too Addictive’ | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
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Interesting moment of altruism...

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Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds - The Digital Shift

Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds - The Digital Shift | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
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Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy

Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
The man behind Madden NFL is using gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.
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Gregory’s iPhone Contract | Janell Burley Hofmann

Gregory’s iPhone Contract | Janell Burley Hofmann | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, February 1, 2:36 PM

Rules a mom gave her son when she gave him an iPhone for his birthday...

gwynethjones's curator insight, February 2, 7:32 AM

This is just brilliant. Though gee, mom...Hot Damn?

Also, in our school you can bring your phone  and use it during transitions, lunch, & recess.

It's an evolving digital world out there - and yeah...rules need to be put down for the kiddos - every parent and school should negotiate those that are most resasonable - but I think we need to always keep TRUST at the center!


We Trust you to make good choices. Until you disapoint us - and then we will CRUSH YOU WITH PETTY RESTRICTIVE RULES!!! Muuwaaa.


Kidding. We need to be proactive and not reactive!

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The Balance of Screen Time

The Balance of Screen Time | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
"Television rots your brain." In a similar vein, video games turn your mind to mush, and staring at a screen for too long potentially makes you a zombie. In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (
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mmarotta's curator insight, March 6, 7:05 AM

Balance of screen time

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Embracing Educational Trends in Technology

Embracing Educational Trends in Technology | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
WAVERLY, Iowa - Smart phones, iPads, Kindles and other tablets are everywhere, including in our schools. A new study from Common Sense Media shows 75% of kids now have access to mobile technology such as smartphones or laptops.
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Pediatricians: No More than 2 Hours Screen-Time Daily for Kids: Scientific American

Pediatricians: No More than 2 Hours Screen-Time Daily for Kids: Scientific American | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics's new guidelines also advise against TVs or Internet access in children's bedrooms
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Balance still the key....

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Parents, beware of bullying on sites you've never seen

Parents, beware of bullying on sites you've never seen | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Parents might know about Facebook and Twitter but kids are now using new social apps like Ask.fm or Kik to torment each other online.
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Kids and screen time - how much time should your children spend in front of a screen?

Kids and screen time - how much time should your children spend in front of a screen? | Brain Research - Technology usage with kids | Scoop.it
Parenting advice about how much time your child should be allowed to spend on screen-based activities. Find tips on keeping a balance in your kid's life.
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