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Technology and Brains: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown

This webinar will explore what brain research is telling us about the best and worst aspects of video games, cell phones and Internet search. We will discuss the impact of technologies.

An Interview with Dr. Douglas Gentile

Join us for an interview with Dr. Gentile in which we plan to explore his research and scientific conclusions on media violence.

Helping Homework-Trapped Students

An article in the Washington Post newspaper caught my attention recently.  It talked about “homework-trapped students.”  In the article, Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, a clinical psychologist and author, describes students who

Facebook and Students’ Brains

I don’t know very many people who don’t have a Facebook account.  And everyone who does have one seems to be using it more and more.  That is, all but

The Economic Value of Cognitive Skills Development

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report on the economic value of improved educational outcomes, entitled The High Cost of Low Educational Performance, which describe

Does This Really Work?

This report, published in Learning and Leading with Technology, by the International Society for Technology in Education, discusses why some technology implementations are more successful than others. It explains how technology implementation can borrow from the scientific method to improve implementation effectiveness and incorporates principles from the Software and Information Industry Association SIIA’s Software Implementation Toolkit for Educators.