Technology’s Impact on Families

Thanks to all the parents and faculty who attended and participated in the discussion last week about technology’s impact on families and education. The session was recorded and the link to the podcast is located here. Below are some links of resources mentioned during the conversation.

Background Info: The internet and mobile technology devices have profoundly changed the way we live and work. The increased access to information and ease of communication came so suddenly that families are still figuring out how to deal with it.

Links

Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/)

BBC series The Educators (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dwbkt)

Article from MacWorld about jail breaking an Apple product

(http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/iphone/ios-jailbreaking-pros-cons-jailbreak-iphone-good-bad-3491721/)

In the April 2014 issue of the Educator, OIS Technology Director Stephen Frater summarizes research on children and screen time.

(http://www.senri.ed.jp/site/attachments/852_Educator_12%20April%202014.pdf)

Article from the NY Times September 10, 2014 “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent”

(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html?_r=0)

Article from the May7, 2014 issue of The NewYorker “Multitask Masters”

(http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/multitask-masters)

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