Technology Impact on Social Skills
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20 iOS 8 Tips & Tricks

After spending a decent amount of time with the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8, I figured there were a few little tips and tricks that I learned that might be of use to someone else new to the latest...

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How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com

How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it

Todays youth is missing out on experiences that help you develop certain qualities one having empathy, reading social cues like facial expression and body languages. That is no good and it only seems to be getting worst. One thing from this that had me thinking was how people now a day don't do things they should do in person they would rather do it over Facebook and whatnot. For an example saying happy birthday to someone close to you such as a family member or best friend, we would rather post it on their facebook wall and I think this is not right. We over use these social networks and use them for anything and everything that we can. Its becoming twisted what their actually for, we start to lack social skills because were so comfortable talking online rather then in person.


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Adolescents’ Digital Media Use and Friendships : The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Adolescents’ Digital Media Use and Friendships : The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it

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This article states that one of the main reasons youth use digital media is to communicate with friends. Is there too much electronic communication and not enough face-to-face communication. Thoughts?

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:58 AM

This research mentions some different purposes that teens use social media for and some differences between the sexes. 

 

I wonder how kids on the spectrum use social media? How do you use this information in your practice?

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it

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Helpful as I'm learning about many of these great resources right now and trying to sort out which resource bests meets what need. 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 18, 2014 8:55 AM

Helpful for those with executive functioning struggles???  Let us know your thoughts.

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Best Practice Autism: UCLA Program Improves Social Skills for Teens with Autism

Best Practice Autism: UCLA Program Improves Social Skills for Teens with Autism | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it

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Teens with Autism can learn social skills!

 

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, there …

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I find this article helpful as I'm just getting my feet wet with Twitter!

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 18, 2014 8:36 AM

Many uses for teachers.  How would you use it school social work?  Could you have an on-line support group once a week using a hashtag?  What about as a suggestion box?  Some type of quiz or interactive activity? 

 

How do you promote responsible social media use between students?

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Effect of the Internet On Social Skills

The Internet can be very addictive to us humans, many develop disorders called "Internet Addiction Disorder". To many people are addicted to the internet, ad being on the internet their are many things people can do on there. One being going on a social network such as Facebook and talk to random people they don't know and not have to worry about being embarrassed . Educators and psychologists are worried about the impact of the Internet on the social skills and psychological well-being of the younger part of out world. 


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The information is from 1999. Think about how significantly different internet use is now, 14 years later! But the impact on social skills was still a concern, even then. 

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Help your Teen Manage "Screen Time"

Teenagers today get a lot of "screen time". From Facebook to Twitter to texting, it's easy for teens to go overboard. Author,Vikki Carrel, shares tips to hel...
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Short six minute video on ideas for managing "screen time". 

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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction | Technology Impact on Social Skills | Scoop.it
The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.

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This article says “The worry is we’re raising a generation of kids in front of screens whose brains are going to be wired differently.” Interesting information in this article. 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 14, 2014 9:21 AM

What have your experiences been with students and the amount of time that they stay wired?    Is digital time damaging our kid's brains?  What are the implications for schools- especially since we are loading them with tablets?

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

 

 


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This is a 20 minute video of Temple Grandin speaking. Interesting to hear the perspective of an adult with autism. 

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The Bridge Movement's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:44 PM

Loved her books, and i value her insights #autism... @templeGrandin

Jillian Ackerman's curator insight, October 26, 2014 10:25 PM

Inspirational Ted Talk with Temple Grandin! Definitely a must see!

Dorothy R. Cook 's curator insight, August 26, 2015 1:04 PM

THINKING DIFFERENT DOESN'T MEAN THAT A INDIVIDUAL CAN NOT LEAR IF THEY ARE TAUGHT AND ALLOWED TO LEARN IN THEIR WAY INSTEAD OF PLACING EACH INDIVIDUAL IN A BOX AND SAYING LEARN THIS WAY OR NOT AT ALL AND SO MANY LEARN NOT AT ALL WHILE SITTING IN THE SCHOOL SETTING AND BECAUSE OF THEIR BEING DIFFERENT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS LABEL THE CHILD WITH THE QUICKNESS WITH A LABEL THAT ALLOWS THEM TO EDUCATE THE STUDENT/CHILD AS THEY SEE FIT.  WHICH MEANS A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TIME NOT AT ALL AND THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN GO FROM GRADE TO GRADE WITH NO VALID REASON FOR PROMOTION BUT ARE PROMOTED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL STATUS QUO IN GOOD STANDINGS BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN WHEN THEY DROP-OUT OF SCHOOL OR GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRY TO GET A JOB AND REALIZE THEY CAN NOT EVEN READ LESS KNOWING FILL OUT THE JOB APPLICATION AND IT IS SAD BUT TRUE SOME OF THEM NEVER EVER LEARNED HOW TO WRIGHT THEIR FULL NAMES BUT ITS NOT BECAUSE THEY COULDNT LEARN BUT BECAUSE THEY LEARNED DIFFERENTLY AND THE SYSTEM GAVE THEM A FREE LUNCH PASS SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE THAT IS THE PRICE THEY PAID UNTIL THEY REALIZE THE TRUTH AND SEEK OUT HELP BUT THEIR ARE SO MANY THAT ARE SIMPLY ASHAMED FOR OTHERS TO KNOW AND THEY HAVE LEARNED HOW TO FAKE BEING EDUCATED FOR SO LONG AND IT WOULDNT SEEM PURPOSEFIUL TO SEEK HELP BECAUSE YOU CANT READ BUT YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA . NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE PAPER WISE THERE IS NO HARM IN LEARNING DIFFERENT AND NO MATTER YOUR AGE YOU CAN LEARN YOUR WAY ! DON'T EVER GIVE UP HOLD YOUR HEAD UP AND LEARN THE BEST WAY YOU CAN TO!

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How kids with autism spend screen time and maybe could take advantage of iPads

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to be preoccupied with screen-based media.

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"This proclivity for screen time might be turned into something we can take advantage of to enhance social skills and learning achievement, especially recent innovations in devices like iPads."


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Interesting information about the about of screen time and how that screen time is spent for children with autism. 

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