By: Laura Manfredi, Traydese Roth, and Racheal Lopez
Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Arrowsmith School treats learning
Young: Struggled with dyslexia
“A person can transform weak areas of the
brain through repetitive and targeted
Schools are in US and Canada
In 2003, TCDSB comprehension rates of
learning increased 1½ to 3 times
Young people have a type of ADD
Getting Distracted Easily
Trouble with Non-verbal Thinking
We are Digital Natives
Approx.: 8½ hrs a day absorb digital and
Approx.: 20 000 hrs. on the web
10 000 hrs. playing video games
Dr. Gary Small
Dr. Gary Small: renowned neuroscientist
Beleive the human brain has been
affected quickly and dramatically
A “savvy” and “naïve” computer user
5 hours each on Google
Savvy remained the same in the brain
Naïve rewired their brain
Our society is turning off their frontal lobes.
Better known as “video game brain.”
We are developing a generation with
underdeveloped frontal lobes.
Digital natives are miles ahead of where we
used to be, but are not using this to their
We spend so much time online, that we have
fewer face to face interactions.
We have more information on hands then ever
and yet we know less.
Stress, No Time
It’s not what you learn, it’s what you know.
We depend on machines and technology,
which leads humans to do less thinking, losing
our mental sources.
We use less and less of our brain, it’s all a cut
and paste learning process. We become
We no longer have time to reflect, contemplate
or make decisions.
Our brain eventually can’t take this “strain”
and eventually shuts down, we get “brain fog”,
which leads to depression.