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Technology Addiction, It's Not Just For Kids

Technology Addiction, It's Not Just For Kids | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that it did not make the headlines, a quick look below at some of the research from the Common Sense Media study shows that the problems surrounding the constructive use of technology are just as significant for parents as they are for students.
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Teaching and learning with technology

Teaching and learning with technology | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
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Does your child attend an IB school? How does technology fit it the school? Even if not IB, a better understanding to the principles and framework will help.

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The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it

This generation is the first for whom the freedom to express every impulse to the entire world is as easy as it used to be to open your mouth and talk to a friend. How does all that change the monotony and joy and pain and wonder and turmoil that is the average teenager's life? What is it like?


Via Nik Peachey
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Interesting in that these kids (albeit only those in this article) say that technology and information isn't overwhelming because they grew up in it. I can think of a new horror movie called, "Kids No Tech". Can you imagine the horror and pain of having to live where there is no internet? A world where there is no one to quantify and validate your existence? Now that would be overwhelming for many of this generation. Times are changin'. I'm glad I was born when I was.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:22 PM

Great article - where does @NikPreachy keep finding these?

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, November 26, 2015 4:43 AM

añada su visión ...

Bernard Rentier's curator insight, November 28, 2015 1:55 AM

How does that impact on the future of Science communication? Research of this generation will soon take the lead in scholarly production. They will use their own IT language and tools (and there are many). We better all get ready for this...

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Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math

Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math.
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Art appreciation helps young children learn to think and express ideas

Art appreciation helps young children learn to think and express ideas | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it

This approach for K-12 students was developed about 20 years ago by the co-founders of Visual Thinking Strategies, a nonprofit based in New York that provides training in the method to schools and art museums. More recently, the nonprofit has introduced the concept to pre-K classes. The method aligns with the Common Core approach to learning.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, April 10, 2015 11:21 PM

Teachers using classic works of art to inspire some of the youngest students to observe closely, think critically and discuss respectfully. The visual thinking method asks three questions of young students: What’s going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find?

Two Feet & a Heartbeat's curator insight, June 4, 2015 2:03 AM

Art is there for interpretation. perhaps your students should engage with art installations


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These twins can teach us a lot about racial identity

These twins can teach us a lot about racial identity | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Maria says she's black and Lucy says she's white. Together, they prove none of this makes sense.

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Carlee Allen's curator insight, May 17, 2015 11:35 AM

A news reporter from the UK congratulates one twin for turning out lighter than her sister, who has black skin. The parents of the twins are mix-gendered, (one of them is black and one of them is white), so one of the twins got her looks from her mom and other one got her looks from her dad.

 

 

I found the video very racist! I don't know what the news reporter was thinking at all! But, I think that it is really cool that they are twins, and are different genders.

Alexa Earl's curator insight, May 24, 2015 12:20 PM

The idea that these 2 girls are related just shows that race shouldn't have anything to do with who we are as people. We learned about equality in many units and I am amazed that something like this has even happened. 

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 26, 2015 8:36 PM

Ethnicity - Ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. The girls shown in the pictures came from the same mother, and have the same father, but of course they are fraternal twins. Most people would categorize the red headed girl as white, and the brunette as black or African American, both with completely different backgrounds, and it never crossing their minds that these girls could be related at all. Due to society's categorizing of skin color, people have grown to believe wrong about ethnicity. The color of one's skin has nothing to do with a person's family history or heritage. These twins prove that society is racist when it comes to assuming the ethnicity of a person.

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Edudemic

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Edudemic | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …
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8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it

As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change. That is, the “things” that change it are on the “inside” of that system itself, most notably data, assessment, PLCs, and running a distant fourth, technology. It’s interesting that technology is among the least impacting “agents of change” in the classroom.

 


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Parents, if your children are very young, you might want to step back and give it some consideration. It's inevitable imho.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 2014 12:16 PM

I read this skeptically and some of the language is problematic. For example, calling students clients is part of a broader economic agenda which has no business in School. Yet, there is some merit to some of the points. For example, using digital technologies to free up teaching for the more human, humane, and relational aspects of their work is important. This is not using digital technologies as an end all, but reflecting on the context of use.

 

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:06 PM

This is a really challenging article that gives 8 ways that education will change - and is already beginning to change.

The idea that teachers' roles must change is imperative - we no longer have the luxury of a four year degree and thats it, with maybe a day of PD here and then. 

It's a brave new world people! How exciting!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2014 4:10 AM

8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

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Free Parent Resources | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Free Parent Resources | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Free educational resources for Parents. Find motivational tools as well as resources to help your student succeed. Free from Discovery Education.
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Parents and Carers

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Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
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Raising Digital Natives: Technology And Our Kids

Raising Digital Natives: Technology And Our Kids | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Children growing up these days are surrounded by and often immersed in digital media. You might call them "digital natives." A series of NPR reports explores what it's like to raise them.
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NPR Series.

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Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.
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It's Complicated

It's Complicated | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
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The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10 powerful statements can get you started on your way.

The Pew Research Center recently showed parents across America a list of 10 skills, asking the question: "Which of these skills is most
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Nothing new but a nice list to have on hand as a reminder.
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Parents Say Tech is Mostly Good; the Count is Out on Social Networking -- THE Journal

Parents Say Tech is Mostly Good; the Count is Out on Social Networking -- THE Journal | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Parents worry more about maintaining their kids' privacy of personal information than they do about their children's performance in school, social relationships, health, technology use or behavior, according to a new survey from the Family Online Safety Institute.
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The report is available with a summary and presentation from a link at the bottom of the page.

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Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens

Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.

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Comprehensive survey of US sample. Takes a little bit of time to get the full report however but worth it if you want to see the data.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 4, 2015 1:15 AM

You can find a summary of key points here and a link to download the complete report. You'll need to register if you want to download the complete report.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 4, 2015 12:14 PM

Nine hours of media per day - not including school or homework! That's more than a full-time job absorbing media. Is this out of control? 

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Helll-ooo! Watching Videos Does Not Necessarily Lead to Learning -- THE Journal

Watching videos is fast becoming a canonized instructional method in K-12. But a young researcher from Australia has some provocative, scientifically based research that ought to give video proponents significant pause. But, all is not lost, as we report in this week’s post.
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Good to know that there's some research being done on this. Interesting results in this one.

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Welcome To The Outrage Machine

Welcome To The Outrage Machine | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
On this week's "Reply All" — how quickly, easily, and thoroughly the Internet can ruin someone.
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat

Via Suvi Salo, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Not tricks, really.

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Twelve Alternatives to "How Was Your Day?" | Education Rethink

Twelve Alternatives to "How Was Your Day?" | Education Rethink | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
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Maybe some questions worth asking your kids.

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Bringing mindfulness to the school curriculum - Macleans.ca

Bringing mindfulness to the school curriculum - Macleans.ca | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it

IMore and more kids across Canada are learning meditation techniques. Not everyone thinks it’s a good use of time.

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Is this cool or what?!!??! Kudos. Just wish I could see this in the US. Too bad it can only happen in the counties and states with open-minded people who understand that it is not religion. I guess it's called "quiet time" in the US which translates to "sit-down and shut up" time, as opposed to taking this time to enrich the human spirit, mind and body; that trying to attain a personal time of peace in this hectic world we live in is a good thing.

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NetSafekids: The Internet Today

NetSafekids: The Internet Today | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it

Knowledge Is Power
Whoever said “Ignorance is bliss” probably never raised a child. Parents, ever vigilant, sometimes feel helpless when it comes to guiding their children’s Internet use. Yes, it’s likely that your kids are more Internet-savvy than you, but that shouldn’t interfere with your parenting goals. Don’t be intimidated by the apparent complexity of the Web; it’s easier to understand than you think. Nevertheless, to prevent problems and still help kids get the most out of the Web, you must understand the threats, learn how unacceptable materials and dangerous people travel on the Web, and plan a strategy to protect your children.

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic | Parent Awareness | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

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A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens' research habits are changing in the digital age
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Teens & Technology

N95% of teens use the internet, 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one, 71% of teen computer users say the computer they use most often is shared with family members, and 23% of teens have a tablet computer.

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Data from nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

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