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No Child Left Inside

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Into the woods Boston Globe Drumlin is a nature- and farm-based preschool, which means that rain or shine, maybe not sleet but definitely snow and temperatures down to 15 degrees, the 14 3- to 5-year-olds are outside learning math, science,...
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The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:21 AM

The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 PM

THIS ONE WILL MORE BETTER THAN NCLB!

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10 Benefits of Embracing Silence

# **Slow down you're thinking too fast**. Can you relate to "thinking too fast" or maybe "thinking too much"? Sometimes it seems like we just have to move faster so we won't miss out.
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Review: ‘The Attention Merchants’ Dissects the Battle for Clicks and Eyeballs

Review: ‘The Attention Merchants’ Dissects the Battle for Clicks and Eyeballs | Unplug | Scoop.it
Tim Wu’s new book, subtitled “The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,” examines the history of mass media and marketing, not least on the internet.
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59 percent of U.S. parents say their teens are addicted to mobile phones

59 percent of U.S. parents say their teens are addicted to mobile phones | Unplug | Scoop.it
(Reuters) – Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeling pressured to respond immediately to messages, a survey released on Tuesday found.
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Reading Is My First, Most Passionate & Longest Love Affair.

Reading Is My First, Most Passionate & Longest Love Affair. | Unplug | Scoop.it
I climbed into the heart of curious tales that fearlessly spoke of chaotic adventures, flying, freedom and the possibility that somewhere out there was my own
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7 Ways You're Thwarting Your Own Happiness

7 Ways You're Thwarting Your Own Happiness | Unplug | Scoop.it
'If happiness is important to you, you need to give it priority'
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Do You Really Need All These Apps?

Do You Really Need All These Apps? | Unplug | Scoop.it
There are millions of apps available for just for the iOS alone. If you feel that their usefulness doesn’t justify these excesses, feel free to remove them.
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The 10-3-2-1-0 Productivity Trick That'll Make Your Snooze Button a Thing of the Past

The 10-3-2-1-0 Productivity Trick That'll Make Your Snooze Button a Thing of the Past | Unplug | Scoop.it
Read our career advice article, The 10-3-2-1-0 Productivity Trick That'll Make Your Snooze Button a Thing of the Past
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5 Bad Habits Likely Caused By Your Phone Obsession

5 Bad Habits Likely Caused By Your Phone Obsession | Unplug | Scoop.it
Last year I lost my phone on a trip to China. I'd lost it before I'd even gotten off the plane actually, and I spent two weeks exploring the country with...
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 3, 2016 10:38 AM
I have breakfast at a small bagel shop in Spokane. They posted a sign that basically says: Our parents taught us it was rude to interrupt others. We do not want to interrupt while you are on the phone, so take a moment, finish your call, and we will serve the next person in the line. When you are ready, we will serve you. Thank you."

Some research suggests using cell phones in classrooms should not be prohibited, but every 20-30 minutes students be given a 2-3 minute tech break to help them self-regulate their use of phones. A strict prohibition does not stop them from thinking and engaging with their phones.
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Werner Herzog Is Ready for the End of the World

Werner Herzog Is Ready for the End of the World | Unplug | Scoop.it
The director on what it's like to be unplugged from the internet and why he would make an excellent survivalist.
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Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel

Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel | Unplug | Scoop.it
A new survey from Expedia examines modern travelers' mobile device habits and suggests the majority of today's workers don't leave the office behind during vacation travel.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 3, 2016 11:46 AM

We have instilled (part of hidden curriculum) the need to remain plugged in 24/7, including when on vacation. We cannot fully balance our lives, but we have to find time to unplug and vacaction is one time.

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Brief Instructions for Overcoming the Anxiety of Informational Abundance

Brief Instructions for Overcoming the Anxiety of Informational Abundance | Unplug | Scoop.it
The Internet is like a perpetual monsoon of information. How to survive and thrive within the torrent?
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10 Best Tips For Great Sleep

Sometimes A Great Nights Sleep can be elusive, but there are things we can do that tilt the odds of drifting off t

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What Happened When I Stopped Using Screens After 11 p.m.

What Happened When I Stopped Using Screens After 11 p.m. | Unplug | Scoop.it
Some amazing things happened to my productivity when I gave myself a tech curfew for a month.
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Life in airplane mode

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I don't have much money lately. Or, rather, I’m bad with money lately. I end up with enough to pay a few bills and buy food, but for a few months now I've failed to pay my phone bill. So I hav
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Preserving a fleeting art form: The garden

Preserving a fleeting art form: The garden | Unplug | Scoop.it
No matter how innovative or influential a garden is, it is still a living, and fragile, creation.
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It’s Time to Admit You Can’t Do It All

It’s Time to Admit You Can’t Do It All | Unplug | Scoop.it
Mark Rogers, founder and CEO, BoardProspects.com, shares why it's time to admit you can't do it all.
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This Insane Anti-Distraction Helmet From 1925 Would Fit Into Any Modern Open Office

This Insane Anti-Distraction Helmet From 1925 Would Fit Into Any Modern Open Office | Unplug | Scoop.it
Don't blame technology: Our obsession with focus and "flow" isn't anything newand neither is being distracted.
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No tech allowed! Your gadgets aren't welcome here

No tech allowed! Your gadgets aren't welcome here | Unplug | Scoop.it
Restaurants, bars, even an adult summer camp are building tech-free zones for digital detoxification.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 14, 2016 12:59 PM
We need breaks from digital tools.
Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 15, 2016 7:48 AM
We need breaks from digital tools.
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Multitasking Is Killing Your Brain

Multitasking Is Killing Your Brain | Unplug | Scoop.it
Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads? Learn why multitasking is hurting your brain.
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The hardest task for parents revealed

The hardest task for parents revealed | Unplug | Scoop.it
Convincing children to turn off the TV or computer is more difficult than getting them to do their homework, go to bed or take a bath, a poll suggests. Almost one in four mothers and fathers (23.1%) have trouble controlling the amount of time their son or daughter spends watching television or playing on computers, tablets and phones, according to the Action for Children survey.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 2016 12:11 PM
Teachers and parents provide powerful role models. We have opportunities to guide children in positive ways. If we take time and unplug and create boundaries for us and children, perhaps they can learn alongside us.
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People can unplug, unwind at downtown NPR tea room

People can unplug, unwind at downtown NPR tea room | Unplug | Scoop.it
NEW PORT RICHEY — Harried people might wonder if electronic devices serve people or if people are enslaved to their gadgets for texting, cell phone calls, email replies, online hunting and ot
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