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Grown Up Digital Chapter 4

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  • 1. Chapter 4: The Net Generation Brain
  • 2. Did you know?
    • Interactive technology can change the brain, in particular the way we perceive things
    • The brain is most adaptable in the first 3 years of life and during teenage and early adult years
    • By the time Net Gen kids reach their twenties, they will have spent 20,000 hours on the Internet and over 10,000 hours playing video games of some kind
  • 3. Will this…
  • 4. … help with this?
  • 5. What the Research Shows
    • Notice more in their field of vision
    • Visual tracking is different than in older generations
    • Their processing of visual information is faster
    • Have highly developed spatial skills
    • Brains are flexible and adaptable
    • Better hand-eye coordination/ quicker reaction time
    • Better at multi-tasking/switching from one task to another
  • 6.  
  • 7. What the Research Shows (cont.)
    • Use more higher level thinking skills when researching online versus reading a book
    • Internet use fosters more creativity rather than stifling it
    • Use memory skills for different reasons
    • Better able to problem solve and work collaboratively
  • 8.  
  • 9. Works Cited AJ. S, . Laproscopy . 2008. Flickr . Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/29405438@N03/2748459031/>. Dreilinger, Sean. Brothers playing video games together . 2008. Flickr . Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/2187892869/>. JayceG, . How to Multitask- More Arms . 2008. Flickr . Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayceg/2227241273/>. Palmerion, . DSC_3836 copy . 2008. Flickr. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/palmerion/2985028150/>. Tapscott, Don. Grown up Digital . New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. 98-119. Print.

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