Course Outline and assignments - questions?
Important Idea #4 and 5Anything else on - Is Google making us stupid?
Best 50 blogs for Future Teachers - something to possibly explore
For an overview of some terminology see the Educause collection of 7 Things You Should Know About ... - look through the list and update yourself on one or two!
TED Talk - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain
The Brain!! Continuing from our discussion on Google making us stupid, what does the research on concentration, multitasking and brain development say to us? Share what you learned from the RWL with a group of three or 4 and report back to the large group. Choose one person to lead, one to record (paper or on our wiki), one to speak, and if you have 4 people, one ‘timekeeper’ to make sure everyone has a chance to speak. Link to group roles.
The Brain - “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp
Start with this short NY Times article: The Science of Concentration
Then choose one more from among the following and bring your notes to class:
Gary Small - iBrain - text or video choices or audio
Multitasking or Paying Attention: Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around the 30 minute mark to find the multitasking stuff)
Your Brain on Technology - audio
Donna Masson (Ed librarian) on better research searches