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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

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Why Social Media Isn't Social  The rise of Internet-based innovations promised to connect us together, to unite us in an egalitarian community of billions of individuals, sharing our lives through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and more. But social media’s effects are anything but social, they’re a crutch — a crutch on which we lean instead of learning how to interact and communicate with others effectively. I believe that social media does two unfortunate things: It allows individuals to put on masks and hold up shields. The Social Media Mask Have you ever noticed that the lives’ of your ostensibly boring friends always seem way more interesting on social media sites? That’s because these sites and apps allow us to choose an impressive filter for our lives, making boring exceptional and mediocre exciting.

Transitions - Grades 8-9 Transitioning from elementary to secondary school is a very exciting time for all students. There are a lot of opportunities available to students during their grade 8 year that will help to make this transition a smooth and enjoyable experience. Below is some information about events, activities and opportunities that may occur throughout the year.

Look Up – Lève les Yeux par Gary Turk Une jolie vidéo et un poème inspiré pour inciter à la déconnexion digitale et se reconnecter avec le monde qui nous entoure. Je ne vais pas mentir je me reconnais dans certains passages mais ne dit-on pas qu’il faut d’abord prendre conscience du problème pour le résoudre ? Je vous laisse appréciée l’exercice poétique de Gary Turk que j’ai essayé de traduire en conservant l’esprit et les rimes. Look up – Gary Turk I have 422 friends, yet I am lonely.

Les réseaux sociaux (compréhension de l'écrit) Compréhension de l’écrit 10 pts Doc. 1Teenagers, Internet socializing not a bad thing Doc. 2Generation gap 1 Doc. 1. line 1: “Good news for worried parents”. What is the good news about? New means of communication (séries générales LV2) Good news for worried parents: all those hours their teenagers spend socializing on the Internet are not a bad thing, according to a new study by the MacArthur Foundation. “It may look as though kids are wasting a lot of time hanging out with new media, whether it’s on MySpace or sending instant messages,” said Mizuko Ito, lead researcher on the study, “Living and Learning With New Media.” “But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They’re learning how to get along with others, how to manage a public identity, how to create a home page.”

The End of Forgetting — Anglais Four years ago, Stacy Snyder, then a 25-year-old teacher in training at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa., posted a photo on her MySpace page that showed her at a party wearing a pirate hat and drinking from a plastic cup, with the caption "Drunken Pirate." After discovering the page, her supervisor at the high school told her the photo was "unprofessional," and the dean of Millersville University School of Education, where Snyder was enrolled, said she was promoting drinking in virtual view of her under-age students. As a result, days before Snyder's scheduled graduation, the university denied her a teaching degree. Snyder sued, arguing that the university had violated her First Amendment rights by penalizing her for her (perfectly legal) after-hours behavior. But in 2008, a federal district judge rejected the claim, saying that because Snyder was a public employee whose photo didn't relate to matters of public concern, her "Drunken Pirate" post was not protected speech.

Famous People Talk About Learning and Attention Issues Celebrities with learning and thinking differences are often willing to share what those challenges have taught them. Here’s what 9 famous people with ADHD, dyslexia and more have to say. “If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively.” —Child Mind Institute, Grammy-winning singer and producer

I forgot my phone This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Miles Crawford titled I lost my phone and the theme of mobile phones. Students listen to a film and speculate about what is happening, watch the film to check their answers and talk about mobile phone use. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type:Teens and adults Celebrities With Dyslexia, ADHD and Dyscalculia Some of the biggest names in movies, music and sports are people who struggled in school with learning and thinking differences. Here are a number of the celebrities who found their passion and overcame their challenges. Whoopi Goldberg (dyslexia) Daniel Radcliffe (dyspraxia)

Anger Management Tips for Teens At one time or another everybody gets mad. Anger is a normal human emotion, and it is the way that your subconscious mind releases mental and emotional pressure. But sometimes this normal psychological function can run amok and lead you astray. Getting angry is normal, but letting anger get the best of you is not.

Emotional Health and Anger Management for Adolescent Men Teens can exhibit a variety of intense emotions during adolescence. In fact, this stage of life is characterized by being more emotional versus rational, more impulsive versus cautious. However, it seems that males have a tendency of exhibiting their emotions more than female teens. For instance, male and female adolescents can express anger differently and have different responses to this intense emotion. In the Mix - Lesson Plan: "Managing Anger" "Managing Anger" Estimated Time of Completion: Two 45-minute class periods;or one 45-minute class period plus one 30-minute training workshop I. SummaryII. ObjectivesIII. Materials NeededIV. Dealing With Anger (for Teens) When Tempers Flare Do you lose your temper and wonder why? Are there days when you feel like you just wake up angry? Some of it may be the changes your body's going through: All those hormones you hear so much about can cause mood swings and confused emotions. Some of it may be stress: People who are under a lot of pressure tend to get angry more easily.

Anger Management Is your temper hijacking your life? These tips and techniques can help you get anger under control and express your feelings in healthier ways. Understanding anger