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Taming Idiot Box

Taming Idiot Box



A Parenting Talk on TV, Media and Technology

A Parenting Talk on TV, Media and Technology



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    • Taming the Idiot Box A Talk on Reading Television, Computers & the Internet For Parents, Teachers & Caregivers Zarah C. Gagatiga Librarian, Teacher, Writer, Storyteller http://lovealibrarian.blogspot.com [email_address]
    • Parenting is…
      • The best thing about being a parent is ____________________________.
      • The worst thing about being a parent is ____________________________.
      • The greatest gift I can give my child is __________________________.
      • Parenting is a LIFE Journey!
    • Taming the Idiot Box Television Computer The Internet Other electronic gadgets Boon of Bane? MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
    • Media and Technology…
      • Are not limited by the house’s walls, ceilings and floors.
      • Help level the playing field because it does not care what the user’s socio-economic status is.
      • Provides equal opportunity for learning.
      • Are in tune with the way students learn.
      • Are so much a part of pop culture and the real world.
      • Are brain friendly.
    • Oh, wow?!
      • Address multi-sensorial learning modalities
      • Interaction is intrinsic and extrinsic
      • Provides context through auditory and visual stimulus
      • Ease of use and accessibility result to adaptation and flexibility
      • Leads to higher order thinking skills
      • Simulates real world applications
    • On the other hand…
    • What to do next?
      • Regulate exposure to these media and technology by setting rules and priorities
      • Understand TV ratings and website reviews
      • Keep TV and computer out of bedrooms (including your own)
      • Turn media and tech off during meals and homework time
      • Have a tech day ban and bond as a family
      • Watch together and come up with a family TV schedule
      • Involve yourself in the gadget of their generation -- LEARN! RELEARN! UNLEARN!
    • Let’s buzz!
      • What is your child/children’s favorite TV program?
      • Why do you think it is his/her/their favorite?
      • Agree of Disagree?
      • Do you have any tips to share on the use of media and tech among kids?
    • Stages of Information Processing
      • Infancy: Birth to 2 Years - Information needs can be met by primary caregivers in the child’s immediate environment
      • Early Childhood: 3 to 5 Years - Finds it difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality; introduction to children’s books
      • Early Childhood: 5 to 9 Years - Decision-making skills on the Internet- as in many areas of life-are not yet well developed; emerging information needs; requires concept books and references for school projects and homework
      • Preadolescence: 10-12 Years - much better able to distinguish between fantasy and reality ; information needs are expanding; decision-making skills are developing in more abstract ways
      • Early Adolescence 13-15 Years - Information needs are broader and relate to the world at large, so the availability of some external information source is important
      • Late Adolescence: 16-18 Years - Information needs are extensive in scope and depth and often require access to wide range of resources beyond the immediate environment.
    • Books vs. Idiot Box
      • The same set of comprehension skills and metacognitive skills are employed when reading books and in using media and technology (Lui, 2008).
      • Traditional formats of learning like the book and printed materials are foundations for complex learning tools and gadgets (Hermosa, 2009).
    • Strike a Balance
      • It’s now time to ask questions and give comments. Thank you very much!
    • References
      • Book
      • Tileston, Donna Wlaker. What every teacher should know about: Media & Technology. California: Corwin Press, 2004.
      • Online Resources
      • How TV Affects Your Child. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html
      • What Every Parent Should Know About Computers and Technology.
      • http://www.familyresource.com/parenting/computers-and-technology/what-every-parent-should-know-about-using-technology