Positive and negative impact of electronic devices and gadget to the Children Nowadays, we can easily found children as young as two years old are playing with an electronic devices and gadgets anywhere. That is not only the video games that make the children stay, it is also includes television, mobile phones and smart phone application, computers, tablet computers, PSP games and etc. Children tend to be active consumers, many electronic products and gadgets' commercial have been targeted to young children market. Parent may find it easier to make their children stay in one place by giving them a gadget to play with. The benefit of exposure of electronic devices and gadgets to children Everything has its usefulness and also its negative aspect on over-exposed to the devices and gadgets.
Follett School Solutions Function Follows Form: How Google Apps can transform 21st Century Learning Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT In the edWeb.net Emerging Tech community's webinar this month, presenter, Michelle Luhtala, educated participants on the benefits of using Google Applications in the classroom. Schools across the country pledge to teach 21st century skills, but building a culture of collaborators can prove difficult. The Overprotected Kid A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. He tries to figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long.
8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. Psychology of Selling: 4 Personality Traits You Need to Know - Underground Elephant People, you and your customers, your spouses, your neighbors and co-workers—everyone you know—tend to exhibit one of four traits based on a personality assessment (DISC) built by a number of psychologists dating back to 1928. They observed that people are either more outgoing or reserved, people loving or task oriented. In referencing the DISC graphic, results, action and enthusiasm may describe the needs of those above the horizontal line, while quality, dependability and sincerity may describe those below the horizontal line.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? : NPR Ed Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers. The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.
Home - TL Guides This wiki comprises a working bibliography of resources for school librarians, principals, parents, charter school organizers, library para-professionals, government officials, and college instructors. Books, journal articles, websites, and other media are included. School librarians and other educational stakeholders will find information in Essential Links about the tools that librarians need to do their job efficiently and well. They include the indispensable, established, fundamental knowledge area resources that help school librarians continue to learn, adapt, and remain current on topics of interest and professional enrichment. Entries are arranged alphabetically by topics frequently referenced in the professional literature.
10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included) When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a child means wanting what's best for them long-term. When my four daughters were young, long-term didn't resonate with me. Back then it was about survival, meeting daily needs and keeping my head above water. Now that my kids are maturing, however, the fog is lifting. Pentagon researching ‘narrative networks’ as way to hijack the brain with false stories J. D. HeyesNaturalNews If someone – or some government entity – were able to figure out the science behind what makes people violent, what do you suppose they would do with that knowledge? How to Sell to 4 Different Personality Types Go to any grocery store and walk to the condiment aisle. You’ll see dozens of varieties of mustard -- Dijon, honey, whole grain, yellow, spicy, brown -- but probably fewer than five types of ketchup from a small handful of brands. Of those brands, one reigns supreme: Heinz, boasting a number one or two market share position in over 50 countries. The leading brand of mustard, French’s, holds half the market share in mustard that Heinz commands in ketchup -- around 35.5% -- but has a product line almost three times as large. This is what journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell terms the “ketchup conundrum.” His 2004 New Yorker article of the same name takes a deep dive into food product development and comes to a noteworthy conclusion relevant to salespeople: Unless your product has the expansive appeal of Heinz ketchup, you’ll need to optimize the way you present it and sell it to reach the widest possible audience.
Kids and Gadgets: The Effects of Electronic Media on Developing Brains - Smart Parenting It’s amazing how a 2-year old can be handed a gadget and just know how to use it, similar to how a kid knows how to use a feeding bottle. Action figures, puzzles and blocks are no longer the standard toys among today’s children. Research by child-education specialists at the Michael Cohen Group revealed that touch screens have taken over all other forms of playful delight for kids. Sixty percent of parents with kids under the age of 12 reported that their child plays on a portable screen often, while 38 percent apparently play very often. It’s interesting to note that 36 percent of these kids have their own device.
High School - AAPS Media Centers The purpose of the modern high school Media Center is to support 21st Century teaching and learning. As partners with subject area teachers, Media Specialists ensure students have the resources they need to solve problems through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and communication. Media Specialists are integral to the teaching of research skills: they help select the best resources and teach students how to use them; they teach students how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create presentations. Media Specialists also teach students how to use software for word processing and creating slideshows, podcasts, brochures, and other digital products.
Spanking is abuse. There. I said it. I was not spanked growing up. Did I push the limits when I was a child? Yes. Do the children who are spanked push the limits? How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits Home » Health » How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. Scientists offer recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when. The sleep experts in the article say a 10-to-20-minute power nap gives you the best “bang for your buck,” but depending on what you want the nap to do for you, other durations might be ideal: For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch. For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good, Dr.