Thursday, May 19, 2016

Children And Media - Tips For Parents

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help parents manage the digital landscape they're exploring with their children:

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Children-And-Media-Tips-For-Parents.aspx

Also see:
https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/digital_media_symposium_proceedings.pdf


Citizenship in the digital age

Source; ISTE | Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

And yet, we don’t have to start from scratch. The elements of digital citizenship, it turns out, are not so different from the basic tenets of traditional citizenship: Be kind, respectful and responsible, and just do the right thing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Multitasking Is a Myth, and to Attempt It Comes at a Neurobiological Cost

This is also true when trying to do homework, listen to music, and monitoring social networks.

Published on May 9, 2016
Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching focus across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depleting chemicals we need to concentrate. Levitin's latest book is "The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload" (http://goo.gl/hdavb8).


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