POWER-OFF – TIPS AND INFO

Non-profit promoting this idea.
www.screenfree.org/basics

Tips to reduce screentime
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/reduce-screen-time/tips-to-reduce-screen-time

“The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter.” – an interview with author, Susan Pinker.
www.iasc-culture.org/THR/channels/Common_Place/2014/11/the-village-effect-an-interview-with-susan-pinker

Teens are spending more time consuming media, on mobile devices:  Today’s teens spend more than 71 / 2 hours a day consuming media — watching TV, listening to music, surfing the Web, social networking, and playing video games, according to a 2010 study of 8- to 18-year-olds conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
www.washingtonpost.com/postlive/teens-are-spending-more-time-consuming-media-on-mobile-devices/2013/03/12/309bb242-8689-11e2-98a3-b3db6b9ac586_story.html

 

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Ed Tech Guide for Parents
www.wnyc.org/story/edtech

Glossary of Ed Tech Terms
www.wnyc.org/story/glossary-useful-ed-tech-terms

Silicon Valley school with no electronics:  Those who endorse this approach say computers inhibit creative thinking, movement, human interaction and attention spans.
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?pagewanted=all/&_r=0

Can students have too much tech:  Touches on the issue of giving electronics to underprivileged children and the impact it has upon their education.
www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/opinion/can-students-have-too-much-tech

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