Technology and the Brain Since waking up this morning, how many ofyou have? • Read or sent a text message • Read or sent an email • Posted to a social networking site • Made or received a phone call • Browsed the internet
Technology and the Brain Technology Exposure: 8 ½ Hours per day • Passive -6+ Hours • Active -4+ Hours
Technology and the Brain We must be conscious in engaging students to think critically by asking powerful questions and promote divergent thinking.
#2: Buy-In • Meaning trumps Sense • All learning is GOAL DIRECTED Somewhere along the way, many students get lost…theyshut off their natural learning instincts…instead they tryhard to do what they were told to do- they study, theypass tests, and eventually their love of learning is gone….areal goal has been replaced by pleasing the teacher, orgetting a good grade. (Teaching Minds- pg. 1)
#3: Movement Brain Breaks Guidelines for direct instruction of new content Learning with the Brain in Mind, pg. 37 (Eric Jensen) Appropriate Grade Level amount of direct instruction K-2 5-8 Minutes 3-5 8-12 Minutes 6-12 12-15 Minutes Adult learners 15-18 Minutes
Incorporating movement and brain breaks • Rotating stations • Brain Breaks website: http://brainbreaks.blogspot.com • Answering questions with movement • Kinesthetic lectures
References: Start with Why: http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html You Matter: http://youtu.be/7FHdHUzRnms Brain Rules: http://www.brainrules.net/introduction World of 100: http://laufenberg.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/world-of-100/ Teach with Tournaments: http://www.teachwithtournaments.com/ Learning Readiness PE: http://www.learningreadinesspe.com/