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Implications for the Future, Social Media, OER, ICT Adaptation, Educational Technology.
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Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The same technologists who protest against the NSA’s metadata collection programs are the ones profiting the most from the widespread surveillance of students.
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Digital Teens and the Three T's

Digital Teens and the Three T's | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
It would certainly change the culture of deception that leads kids and many of their parents to lie about their dates of birth to join social networking sites in the first place and provide a much safer environment for tweens who are already there...
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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 12, 2014 11:15 AM

How much is too much? That is the question ask here!

Bill Hurley's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:47 PM

"Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention."

WEAC's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:48 PM

“I am trying to take back their attention from their BlackBerrys and video games,” he says. “To a degree, I’m using technology to do it.”