Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
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If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are in split into the following categories: General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education?
* Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods.
* Institution - how does technology impact institutions.
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"Recent brain imaging studies reveal that sections of our brains are highly active during down time. This has led scientists to imply that moments of not-doing are critical for connecting and synthesizing new information, ideas and experiences. Dr. Michael Rich, a professor at Harvard Medical School put it this way in a 2010 New York Times article: “Downtime is to the brain what sleep is to the body.”
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