Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber

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As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students' intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech "science" sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
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Joe Clement and Matt Miles are award-winning teachers, coaches, and mentors with a combined thirty years' experience improving the education of young people. They run the blog PaleoEducation.com and their writing has been featured in Psychology Today and the Washington Post. They are both parents and live in Northern Virginia.
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Oct 1, 2017
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9781613739549
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Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Family & Relationships / Education
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