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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 | Educated | 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."


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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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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Educated | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There …

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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | Educated | Scoop.it

"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 12:52 AM

Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 3:12 AM

Another collection....

adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home | Educated | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 22, 8:41 AM

Calling home with something POSITIVE to tell the parents can be so unexpected--but can really change the dynamics between parents, students and teachers.  Yeah, it takes time, but all things that are worth it have a price. 

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Educated | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School

An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School | Educated | Scoop.it

"Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 3, 6:17 PM

For the Maths teachers and students.

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A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources | Educated | Scoop.it

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 25, 7:11 AM
Check out the resources for collaboration ideas.
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HOW principals spend instructional leadership time makes a difference

School administrators universally understand that to be successful, they must be "instructional leaders." This means attending to the professional growth and development of teachers so that teachers may, in turn, have a more significant impact on student learning outcomes.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:08 PM

The findings make sense. A caveat to the time spent mentoring teachers is we need to return to the thinking that created the role of the "principal teacher." We have move away from that.

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Back to School Messages

Back to School Messages | Educated | Scoop.it
Here is a document from Jo with her 7 favorite messages to set positive classroom norms for the start of the school year.  The last page is a summary that you can post in your classroom.  Positive ...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 19, 6:13 PM

Back-to-school messages from Jo Boaler on setting a positive tone in the mathematics classroom this year. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:22 PM

The messages allow the beginnings of conversations which can lead to classroom norms continuously being negotiated.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it

But technology may be able to help. This list, for example. We’ve offered ideas in the past to helpteachers save time, but those can only do so much. As can these apps, but every little bit helps, yes? Your workload, grade level, school climate, personal organizational habits–even beliefs about what a teacher is supposed to be and do all matter more than an app, but if you’re mobile and connected, you at least have a chance.

From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do.

Assuming you have an iPad.

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 9:23 AM

While not every instructor has an iPad, those that do can find some apps that can certainly help them in their art of teaching. Many of these apps have Android counterparts as well.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:33 PM

How do we become more productive?

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 8:16 PM

Some more motivation

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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it.

 

So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results?

 

No."


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Joel Weekes's curator insight, August 10, 5:30 PM
Very true - PD is necessary and needs to keep coming back to 'what is best practice'. It is not about the iPad, it is about the learning that is taking place.
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 7:16 PM
The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:38 PM

The answer if YES!

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Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year

Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year | Educated | Scoop.it

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | Educated | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results | Educated | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 12:50 PM

This is a good read with some nice food for thought.  I'm a bit of a softie, and I do think that a more firm hand would be educationally beneficial for my students in the long run, even if they might not appreciate it in the short term.  This article outlines 8 old-fashioned principles that the author is recommending that we embrace once again. 


  1. A little pain is good for you.
  2. Drill, baby, drill.
  3. Failure is an option.
  4. Strict is better than nice.
  5. Creativity can be learned.
  6. Grit trumps talent.
  7. Praise makes you weak...
  8. ...while stress makes you strong.


Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, October 21, 2:47 PM

because it is proved !

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New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices

New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices | Educated | Scoop.it

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Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing | Educated | Scoop.it

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.

 

Stop giving standardized tests that are inextricably tied to specific sets of books. At the very least, stop using test scores to evaluate teacher performance without providing the items each teacher needs to do his or her job. Most of all, avoid basing an entire education system on materials so costly that big, urban districts can’t afford to buy them.


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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students | Educated | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.
Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I
demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents
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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, September 19, 11:23 AM
Check up on the new accessibility features, too.
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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher

Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher | Educated | Scoop.it
Parents should seek out educators who have outside intellectual lives, follow the data and ask terrific questions.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2:00 PM

While there isn't just one way to be a good teacher, but there often are some striking characteristics that good educators possess. 

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | Educated | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 10:09 PM

If you are looking for a chart that shares 8 ways to do formative assessment look no further. Keep it close at hand to use with your students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 3:46 AM

A great chart to share with teachers!

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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | Educated | Scoop.it
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 23, 8:09 AM

Excellent blog post on the need to sharpen our focus on what is really important to our students in the classroom.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 24, 6:49 AM

ENGAGING!

AnnC's curator insight, August 24, 9:08 PM

Learn how to learn.

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Effective Classroom Management?

Watching more Star Trek, had to put up this up even though it's already on YouTube. S01E11

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 15, 3:40 PM

Is your classroom method any more effective that this?


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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals

Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals | Educated | Scoop.it
By the time they step into the position, most principals have already spent years—even decades—in the classroom as teachers. This experience certainly comes in handy, but rarely is it enough…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 10:14 PM

The point about principals seeming to forget about their classroom experiences is what I saw with many principals, first year and beyond, particularly towards the end of my teaching. It coincided with their desire to create an imprint of a few of their favourite things i.e. digital technologies, 7 Habits, organize complementary courses, etc.