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The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.
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The Innovation of Loneliness - YouTube: - A Use of Dunbar's Number

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone. (http://www.ted...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 2, 1:54 PM

This doesn't mention Dunbar's number, but a major factor in their conclusion that social media creates loneliness is the findings of Professor Dunbar. -Lon

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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

The Pointlessness of Unplugging | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The unplugging movement, which encourages us to disconnect from technology, is unsustainable and misguided.
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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains - YouTube

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it eve...
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“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
"A public library keeps no intentional secrets about its mechanisms; a search engine keeps many."

"The dangerous time when mechanical voi
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The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
In scientific research on what makes articles go viral, amusing stories were shared more frequently than less amusing ones.
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Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones

Why? Well, it's a melancholy tale filled with despair and hope and a Bruce Springsteen song. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official...
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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
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Will handwriting survive the iPad?

Will handwriting survive the iPad? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Could interactive technology cause a drop in the number of individuals able to write by hand?
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It's Time for Truth on Social Media

It's Time for Truth on Social Media | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it

It’s no longer just journalists delivering information. With social media, the power of information-sharing now rests in the hands of everyday people.


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Seth Capo's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:26 PM

Is there anything we can do to make sure that the Internet is more than just a rumor mill?

donhornsby's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:20 AM

It’s no longer just journalists delivering information. With social media, the power of information-sharing now rests in the hands of everyday people.

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Digital distractions: Time to pay attention

Digital distractions: Time to pay attention | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
We should learn that we do not have to respond instantly to emails, text messages and status updates, says Tom Chatfield.
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Is the Web Driving Us Mad?

Is the Web Driving Us Mad? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness, Tony Dokoupil reports.
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More Colleges Are Using Hand-Held Devices as Classroom Aids

More Colleges Are Using Hand-Held Devices as Classroom Aids | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
More than half a million college students now use wireless devices to register class attendance and take quizzes.
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What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds — PsyBlog

What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds — PsyBlog | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
87% of US teachers think the internet is creating a distracted generation. Is it really true?

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 25, 7:39 PM

But:  "There’s no evidence that typical levels of internet use harms adolescent brains, according to a new review of 134 studies."

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What Is The News Doing To Your Brain?

What Is The News Doing To Your Brain? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it

“ How often do you check a screen to see what's going on in the news? It's probably a lot more often than you think. Consider your Twitter feed. Consider your Facebook timeline. Consider how many text message alerts you are...”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 24, 3:29 AM
Interesting critique of the "Taylor Swift-boating" of today's news.
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Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed

Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
How to balance the contagiousness of raw enthusiasm with the humility of knowing we're all in this together.

In 2012, artist Austin Kleon
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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Thanks to technology, our brains are being rewired -- for better or worse.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 14, 7:58 AM
It's already happening. :) -Lon
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A Thousand Words: Writing From Photographs

A Thousand Words: Writing From Photographs | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Digital photography, endless and inexpensive, has made us all into archivists.
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The Documented Life

The Documented Life | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
We constantly interrupt our experiences to make a record of them.
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How Not to Be Alone

How Not to Be Alone | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Technology may make it easier to communicate electronically, but more difficult to do so emotionally.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:16 PM

Control or limit technology is a key concept the author emphasizes. -Lon

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Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? Oliver Burkeman investigates the slow web movement
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The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking

The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Living rooms, dens, kitchens, even bedrooms: Investigators followed students into the spaces where homework gets done.
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Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
With Knowledge Graph, Google plans to radically transform the way we search the internet… again. Tim Adams went to California to meet the people redesigning the future
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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 | Digitalised Minds | 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, Terry Doherty, Meryl Jaffe, PhD, Jim Lerman, Lynnette Van Dyke, Gust MEES, Tom Perran
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Linda Buckmaster's comment, December 17, 2012 2:44 PM
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Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:06 AM

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 30, 2013 11:04 PM

Très intéressant.

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Rules to Limit How Teachers and Students Interact Online

Rules to Limit How Teachers and Students Interact Online | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
School districts across the country are imposing strict new guidelines that ban private conversations between teachers and their students on cellphones and online platforms.
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