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Well,I don't have any kids,but if I did I would say,"don't t listen to your teacher,listen to me"
1 posted on 11/18/2012 4:50:53 PM PST by mdittmar
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They’d better be adept in electronic communication, or they’ll be left behind.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 4:55:39 PM PST by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.")
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I’ve been saying it for a long time. All the advances in communication technology are destroying peoples ability to communicate.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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Their attention span went away when Sesame Street came on the scene in the 60’s.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:16 PM PST by Abby4116
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Yeah, the kids can’t be indoctrinated properly when they might have access to the truth and what’s really going on in America.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 5:15:51 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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Needs to be on balance as mentioned at the end of the article.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 6:05:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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Government schools do more harm to kids than anything else.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 6:12:50 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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More importantly, modern electronic usage actually changes the human brain. More and more studies are showing actual cognitive differences.

One of the casualties of modern media is patience and concentration. Professional web developers are trained that a website which requires the user to search for more than 4 seconds will result in the user clicking the back button and finding another website.

However, when you look at all of the major intellectual accomplishments since the middle ages, they have all been due to the ability to study and concentrate (something developed, for Westerners at least, in the monasteries and later in the universities) and focus carefully on minutia. No one can comprehend (much less improve upon) highly technical sciences like quantum mechanics while "multi-tasking".

So far I have seen no evidence that whatever skills that modern youth are developing through multi-media consumption will be more efficient or of greater value than the skills that they are demonstrably losing... including those patterns of thinking that have created the modern world and all of its advances...

23 posted on 11/18/2012 6:21:50 PM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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I think the real issue teachers have with the media is they are worried that computer courses will make their jobs go away.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 6:27:03 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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And, yet, many schools want to put iPads in these kids’ hands instead of textbooks!!

Are we now in a race to see if we can produce the DUMBEST kids on the planet!!???


33 posted on 11/18/2012 6:50:38 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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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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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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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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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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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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