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Final Project English


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Final Project English

  1. 1. What’s the Matter with Kids Today?<br />Shaina Lamhut<br />Erin Wilson<br />Steven Hultgren<br />
  2. 2. “Nothing, actually. Aside from our panic that the internet is melting their brains.”~Amy Goldwasser<br />
  3. 3. The Internet is a positive tool for adolescents!<br />Communicating<br />Personal<br />Mass<br />Research<br />
  4. 4. Communicating<br />
  5. 5. E-Mail<br />Keep in touch with family members<br />Advertisements<br />Send files to professors, co-workers, friends, etc.<br />
  6. 6. Blogs<br />Connecting with others who share the same interests<br />Free Writing<br />Sharing Ideas<br />
  7. 7. Blogging about current events<br />Blogging about personal lives<br />Used for political updates<br />
  8. 8. Used for interacting with friends/family<br />Sharing photographs<br />Sharing personal interests<br />
  9. 9. Instant Messaging<br />Immediate contact<br />Private chatting with Friends/Family/Professors<br />Conference chatting <br />
  10. 10. Advertisement<br />Companies profit from online advertisements <br />Online shopping<br />
  11. 11. Education<br />Online Courses<br />WebCt<br />Wiggio<br />
  12. 12. Research<br />
  13. 13. “Twenty-plus years <br />ago, high school students <br />didn’t have the internet to <br />store their trivia. Now <br />they know that the specific dates and what-was-that-prince’s-name will always be there; they can free their brains to go a little deeper into the concepts instead of the copyrights.”<br />
  14. 14. Online Encyclopedias<br />Wikipedia<br />Brittanica<br />Music encyclopedias<br />
  15. 15. Online News Forums<br />
  16. 16. Online Search Engines<br />
  17. 17. Who Disagrees?<br />The Older Generation<br />National Endowment for the Arts<br />
  18. 18. Older Generation<br />
  19. 19. “The internet, according to 88-year-old Lessing (whose specialty is sturdy typewriters, or perhaps pens), has “seduced a whole generation into its inanities.”<br />
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  21. 21. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online. Yet the NEA report did not find this to be voluntary reading and writing. Its findings also concluded that ‘literary reading declined significantly<br />In a period of rising internet use.’”<br />
  22. 22. Yay<br />Yay<br />The Internetis a positive tool in today’s society. There are those who say “Nay” but we say “Yay”!<br />Just Use It!!!<br />
  23. 23. Works Cited<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />They Say/ I Say by Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />