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The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video]

The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video] | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"Working on the Internet every day, you start to have certain suspicions about how it affects the way you think and process information. Turns out, there's something to that."


Via Beth Dichter
Tracy Shaw's insight:

Thought provoking book ------ taking time to 'unplug' is really a necessity we need to model for students.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:03 PM

A short (~4 minutes) is embedded in this post that looks at how the Internet affects our brain. The video is based on the book "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brain" and this video presents an overview of the topics in the book. This is a video you may choose to share with students.

Rachel Hall's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:00 AM

the good and the bad....

Ken Morrison's comment, May 12, 2013 9:44 PM
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Also, congrats on your scoop.it score of 92!
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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Excellent!

44Doors's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:27 AM

"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

Art Jones's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:50 PM

"our brains become more active when we tell stories."