Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Why Do Phones Cause "Inattention Deafness"?

Why Do Phones Cause "Inattention Deafness"? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Not hearing you while focusing on a screen may be due to neural interference, an effect called "inattention deafness."

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Could this be a factor of "selective hearing" in teens? -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, December 31, 2015 1:03 PM

Penrith Farms and most other Young Adult Programs have a policy of disconnecting new students from technology upon arrival.

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Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As a developer of an educational application for mobile devices, I often find myself wondering how parents are adapting to the new paradigm presented by mobile gaming. There has always been a debate of good screen time versus bad screen time, but as more technology is being adapted into the home that debate has shifted

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The debate over screen time for our children not only continues, but is constantly changing.  Except in a few relatively isolated conclaves, no screen time is no longer an option, but limits on the amount of screen time is also becoming complicated since some screen time is quite beneficial.  The next few years are going to see an adjustment and accommodation that aims toward minimizing negative influences. -Lon 

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New users say iPhones hinder learning

New users say iPhones hinder learning | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Before getting a smartphone, college students thought the devices would improve their homework, test-taking, and grades. They were disappointed.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This just makes intuitive sense, based on my personal experience and observations of smart phone use. -Lon

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Teenagers Want Face Time More Than Texting Time

Teenagers Want Face Time More Than Texting Time | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Despite all of the technology available to teenagers today, they still prefer meeting IRL to texting and "liking" each others' Facebook statuses. A new study out from Ericsson surveyed 2000 U.S.

Via Beth Dichter, Teenage Sons
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Teenage Sons's comment, September 23, 2014 11:53 AM
It's agreed here that young people want more face time with parents and other adults. I think it's important for parents to know this and act on it. Thanks for the info and getting this out there.
Hanis Mellani's curator insight, January 15, 2015 12:20 AM

Teenagers used social media on their phone to see their friends  frequently rather than meeting them in person.Studies shows that teenagers show their emotions more on the social media. I think that teenagers used social media as their social life as they wanted to escape reality such as stress. They also see social media as their 'world'.

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Even in Education Everything Old is New Again

Even in Education Everything Old is New Again | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

It’s been over fifty years since the article “Teaching Machines” appeared in the Science Journal from which the opening quote was excerpted. Author B.F. Skinner would be pleased to read some of the headlines in the education sector this week, one in particular “College in a Box” (Kahn, 2014) which describes how textbook publishers such as Pearson have developed enhanced textbooks and put them on their online platforms such as MyMathLab. These enhanced ‘books’ feature interactive quizzes, tutorials, immediate feedback, and tutorial videos based upon students’ responses. Pearson’s new spin on the old textbook would likely meet Skinner’s definition of efficiency. Coincidently, the instructional method used for Pearson’s textbook programs is programmed instruction; a method Skinner developed and applied with his teaching machine. Skinner’s machine consisted of a program, developed to deliver a self-learning experience for the student that included presenting of content, related questions for students to answers, immediate  and corrective feedback.

 

 


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Is the digital learning revolution a waste of money? | New Scientist

Is the digital learning revolution a waste of money? | New Scientist | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Computer devices are routinely hailed as transformative learning aids but the claims are crumbling, says neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer

Via Julie Tardy, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Ines Bieler, Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Maybe computers in the classroom are just the latest attempt to bypass teachers, something that doesn't make sense because in a very real sense, the teacher is the lesson. -Lon

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Is Technology Hurting Our Kids?

Is Technology Hurting Our Kids? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The promise of increased student achievement through the use of technology hasn't really produced any significant results in the past 20 years. And, even more troubling, studies show that increased screen time is harmful to children's social and physical development.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Makes sense.  The problem isn't necessarily total screen time, but a heavy use of screen time for entertainment instead of learning. -Lon

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Hardcore porn and online dating are what teens really get up to on laptops

Hardcore porn and online dating are what teens really get up to on laptops | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Do you know what your teenager looks at on their laptop or smart phone? Former teacher Chloe Combi spent two years finding out, and the truth will no doubt terrify parents everywhere.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Someday we will figure out how to "civilize" the Internet, just like we learned to build a civilized society out of the late middle ages. -Lon

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Presumed dangers of technology related play for children exaggerated by media

Presumed dangers of technology related play for children exaggerated by media | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The seven week course ‘Exploring Play’ is set to provide students with an exploration of the debates surrounding play, including the invention of digital and technology based play which has been highly reported on in the media as damaging for children.

The course is set to dismiss this belief and reveal active and imaginary play is still a popular aspect of children’s lives as they grow up with continuing importance into adulthood.


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This Is Your Brain On The Internet

This Is Your Brain On The Internet | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Is the internet and social media influencing your brain? Documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain investigates our changing behaviors in the connected world.

How do media and technology impact our brain? According to a "a recent study, Dr. Small observed brain activity in two groups of subjects interacting with a search engine –one that was 'net-savvy' and one that was 'net naïve'. The results showed increased brain activity in the experienced netizens, reflecting Shlain’s hypothesis that our online behaviors stimulate more brain systems."

For more information and to view a video on "our connected world" click through to the article.


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Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 2015 10:11 AM

When you hear the word "addicted", normally the first thing that comes to mind is drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, what about the internet? I found it extremely interesting that there is actually a classified disorder in today’s age, Internet Addiction Disorder. What if you go out to dinner, and you are sitting at the table for just to long, have you ever gotten a craving to just go check social media? It appears to me that social media is chemically changing our brains around. An interesting route to go might be quitting the Internet “cold turkey”, if it works for other addictions, why not try it for this. Seeing how the dopamine, and other chemicals are really reacting inside our brain could be beneficial to determining a solution to this up and coming problem. It seems as if our changing society has lead to such problems, maybe these are some of the repercussions we must face with our advancing technological state.