What Does a Tablet Do to the Child’s Mind?
Feng Li/Getty Images Spending time with devices instead of interacting with people may hinder communication skills, researchers say. Facebook Twitter Google+ Save E-mail Share Print I recently watched my sister perform an act of magic. We were sitting in a restaurant, trying to have a conversation, but her children, 4-year-old Willow and 7-year-old Luca, would not stop fighting. The arguments — over a fork, or who had more water in a glass — were unrelenting. Like a magician quieting a group of children by pulling a rabbit out of a hat, my sister reached into her purse and produced two shiny Apple iPads, handing one to each child.
...children who do not learn real interactions, which often have flaws and imperfections, will come to know a world where perfect, shiny screens give them a false sense of intimacy without risk... by Apr 1
Inequality has been rising in most countries around the world, but it has played out in different ways across countries and regions. The United States, it is increasingly recognized, has the sad distinction of being the most unequal advanced country, though the income gap has also widened to a lesser extent, in Britain, Japan, Canada and Germany. Of course, the situation is even worse in Russia, and some developing countries in Latin America and Africa. But this is a club of which we should not be proud to be a member.
Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America
"Discussions of these alternative models, which seem to deliver more for more people, often end by some contrarian assertion or other about why these countries are different, and why their model has few lessons for the United States. All of this is understandable. None of us likes to think badly of ourselves or of our economic system. We want to believe that we have the best economic system in the world." by Mar 19
<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/sb10066991a-001-resize.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="sb10066991a-001.resize" title="sb10066991a-001.resize"/> Helicopter parents , stop hovering: it’s officially not good for your kids — especially if they’re already grown. A new study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that being overly involved in your grownup kids’ lives can do more harm than good.
Overprotective Parenting May Make College-Age Children Depressed
...self-determination theory,” which holds that every person has three basic needs in order to be happy: they must feel autonomous, competent and connected to other people...
...helicopter parenting decreased adult children’s feelings of autonomy, competence and connection. In turn, feeling incompetent led to increased reports of feeling depressed and dissatisfied... by Mar 6
By: Paul Solman Photo by Marc Romanelli/Getty Images. Jerome Kagan is one of the pioneers of developmental child psychology.
The Depressing Data on Early Childhood Investment
When it comes to real-time collaboration on a team document, the options are thin. The traditional desktop version of this is creating and saving a document (lets say it’s a marketing plan), emailing it to your other team member, they make changes and save them, and email it back you. During the time it takes your teammate to make their revisions and additions, you continue to make additions yourself. The problem with this approach is that by the time he/she sends their version back to you, you’ve altered it already.
5 Tips to Achieve Real-Time Collaboration in Google Docs
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education
In my last post I took a step that, I must admit, made me feel uncomfortable. I said, several times: "School is prison." I felt uncomfortable saying that because school is so much a part of my life and the lives of almost everyone I know. I, like most people I know, went through the full 12 years of public schooling. My mother taught in a public school for several years.
The Seven Sins of Forced Education - Review
"Seven Sins of our System of Forced Education" (Sept. 2009) is an article written by Peter Gray that was featured in Psychology Today. I was passed on this link by a member of a LinkedIn group of teachers that I belong to. I thought the name seemed familiar, so I checked my bookshelf and discovered that this is the same Peter Gray that wrote the 1st Year Psychology textbook that was used when I went to Queen's University. This man has important things to say and the psychological training and field experience to back it up. I explored his blog entitled "Freedom to Learn" and read the titles of some of his recent blog posts. There is a great deal of overlap on what he tackles and the main ideas of my blog posts, since starting it in January of this year.
Our book: Different Work: Moving from I Should to I Love My Work This is a outline why mind, complex systems and information visualization are essential topics to cover in understanding projects. Reality doesn’t fit into our head. It is too complex for us to comprehend. Our mechanism to cope with this problem: we think “Gaussian”, we stereotype .
Mind, Complex Systems And Information Visualization
Cloud-Based, Open-Source Future For Teachers?
A computing device for every teacher and student so they can access the Internet at school or at home? That, along with an embrace of cloud computing, Creative Commons, and open-source technologies is part of a new set of recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education. On March 5, the department released an 80-page draft of its National Educational Technology Plan entitled Transforming Education: Learning Powered by Technology .