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Teachers Say Media-Use Is Harming Kidsí Performance
Mashable ^ | November 2, 2012 | Juliana Gruenwald for National Journal

Posted on 11/18/2012 4:50:47 PM PST by mdittmar

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To: A_perfect_lady

The majority of who are meant for menial jobs? Teenagers?


41 posted on 11/18/2012 7:09:19 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: mdittmar

I am a GED instructor and a mother of two children born 15 years apart. I would say this is ABSOLUTELY true.

I read where they did a man-on-the-street in China where they have been using electronic gadgets a lot longer than us. They asked 20 somethings to write their name. They could not remember the characters. Without their gadgets they can’t communicate in writing.

The technology is moving faster than we are. We need to slow down and help these young folks learn the basics. The can pick up the technology on their own later. We did!


42 posted on 11/18/2012 7:14:31 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: mdittmar
Teachers Say Media-Use Is Harming Kids’ Performance

Right, it has nothing to do with the Teachers Unions or the over-paid pre-madonna Teachers that do anything but actually teach in the classrooms. They're too focused on political correctness and the homosexual agenda to do that.

43 posted on 11/18/2012 7:19:33 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ShadowDancer

Humans.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 7:28:12 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: JRandomFreeper

I love dead trees.


45 posted on 11/18/2012 7:29:10 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: mdittmar
A new study released on Thursday finds teachers are concerned that the amount and types of electronic media that children interact with at home may be harming their performance in the classroom.

Gee... ya think so!

46 posted on 11/18/2012 7:32:47 PM PST by mtg
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To: bigheadfred
I do like dead trees for smoking meats (mesquite and pecan, or apple for pork).

Otherwise, paper books, besides my antique collection, are more expensive, more liable to damage, take up more room, and don't give me any benefit for my day-to-day reading.

I don't need any more dead trees in the house for day-to-day reading.

/johnny

47 posted on 11/18/2012 7:34:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bannie

You can know how to operate social media and NOT be irresponsible and obsessed with it. There is a lot to learn in life and relationships with others requires human interaction. Self discipline is a lost art.

Video games and social media should not replace human interaction and reading.


48 posted on 11/18/2012 7:36:04 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t know why, but books are comforting to me.


49 posted on 11/18/2012 7:37:24 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: JRandomFreeper

Dead tree books, no batteries required.


50 posted on 11/18/2012 7:38:50 PM PST by USAF80
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To: bigheadfred
Comfort of the familiar. It's a very human thing. You aren't alone. I grew up with a paper book in my hands.

I'm down to about 1000 paper books in the house, including my special collection, and quit buying paper books this year, unless they are antique or collectible.

I did become more comfortable with e-books over the last few years and this is the year I changed over for purchases.

/johnny

51 posted on 11/18/2012 7:44:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: USAF80
Dead tree books, no batteries required.

E-books. Very little 'lektrikity required.

I've got lots of dead tree books, some printed 100 years before I was born. Many more that I bought in airports right before a flight. Some from estate sales I went to in the '80s and bought libraries in whole lots.

I'm comfortable buying e-books and reading them. I find them to be more handy and convenient than my shelves full of books.

/johnny

52 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: USAF80
Back in the days when monarchy rode high, there were fellows who got coveted slots as the "King's Favourite." Most doors opened to them, and they were widely envied. It seemed like the plum of all plums.

And yet...once they fell out of favour, they faced a life of ruination and poverty - that is, if they got out alive. Many were executed by the King when they became liabilities or when the King decided that he was being used. In the U.K., until Beau Brummel came along, every favourite ended his swath-cutting by either being executed or banished to a ruined life.

After looking at some of the liberal hysterics during election season, I'm tempted - even though it has a tincture of pop-psychology jargon - to think of them as suffering from "King's Favourite Syndrome." Many of them really believe that they falling out of favour with the federal government will ruin them. They're like a fellow who holds onto his job at all costs, convinced that if he loses his present job he's destined to die on welfare. Only in their case, their "company" is the government.

Should that dumbing-down continue, the syndrome will only get worse because it'll have more basis in truth. One of the "meta-educations" kids got in the olden days was how to be resourceful. Now, it all seems to be crowdsourcing: asking around.

53 posted on 11/18/2012 7:51:12 PM PST by danielmryan
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One of the "meta-educations" kids got in the olden days was how to be resourceful. Now, it all seems to be crowdsourcing: asking around.

Today's children can be and are resoureful, and have specialized skillsets.

I postulate that a world shift has happend that requires, simply by virtue of complexity, that no person can know everything, or even be familiar with everything.

Linux is probably the most widespread server operating system in the world, and no single person can grasp the whole of it. It is 'crowdsourced', with no central authority, except over the kernel, and that's not very centralized.

/johnny

54 posted on 11/18/2012 8:01:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The founding fathers’ standard education included Greek and Latin and Hebrew from early years. It would have been unthinkable that they wouldn’t study these - and Hebrew - if they were going to be well-educated. That generation had the option of giving their commencement addresses in Latin, Greek, or Hebrew. They learned all three well and their studies in the languages started very young.

http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/founding-fathers.html

http://21stcenturycicero.wordpress.com/tyrrany/the-founding-fathers-the-classics/

http://www.collegeplus.org/blog/how-they-did-it-—the-founding-fathers-education-and-collegeplus

http://tickerforum.org/akcs-www?post=198260


55 posted on 11/18/2012 10:16:27 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: mdittmar
Geeez, for years we were told kids had to have those items to keep up.

Just using books, the library, etc weren't good enough.

56 posted on 11/19/2012 3:08:58 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Abby4116

“Their attention span went away when Sesame Street came on the scene in the 60’s”

I absolutely agree completely. So called educational TV programming gave rise to the “edutainment” mindset from toddlerhood. If not being electronically entertained, they are “bored”. And the short segment bursts of images encourage ADD and lack of concentration, even if it is the alphabet dancing about on the screen.

I severely limited our own daughters access to TV, with no NPR programming, and emphasized reading from a young age. Three are early 20 somethings - one is an ER nurse, one is a 3L at a top tier law school and will graduate at just 23 years old (is on law journal - any FReeper lawyers hiring in the NYC area?), one is an Acting BFA major and the high school freshman just received her report card with a 95 average taking all honors/regents courses. This is a total brag and anti TV rant, but it is proof (even if anecdotal) that we are correct about Sesame Street.


57 posted on 11/19/2012 3:40:53 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: bigheadfred

Too much information, not enough knowledge.


58 posted on 11/19/2012 4:05:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: PapaBear3625
It's hard enough to find teachers who understand proper English grammar, or high-school algebra. Teachers these days come from the lowest SAT stratum.

I'd hate to say how many grade-school teachers I have taught to add fractions.

59 posted on 11/19/2012 4:13:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: mdittmar

Teachers are the Communist Party’s ‘useful idiots’...or are outright members of the party.


60 posted on 11/19/2012 4:19:31 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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