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3 Reasons To Consider an Internet Detox

3 Reasons To Consider an Internet Detox

The important thing is to break the consensus that says such self-control cannot be done.

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Forget Immigrants. Technology is Killing Jobs

Forget Immigrants. Technology is Killing Jobs

No one is talking about the real job-killer: technology.

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

In the digital playground that is Facebook, our inputs are binary.

Professor: The Perks of One-Room Schools

Professor: The Perks of One-Room Schools

Do we have the intellectual honesty and courage to admit that some of the past’s ideas might still be beneficial?

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

Twitter Suspends Another Conservative Commentator

Twitter Suspends Another Conservative Commentator

Filmmaker and muckraking journalist James O’Keefe is the latest conservative kicked off the social media platform.  

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

A British academic just came out with a book about it.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

Dr: Tech destroys kid’s ability to ‘distinguish reality'

Dr: Tech destroys kid’s ability to ‘distinguish reality'

Are screens shielding students from understanding truth?
 

The Economist: Why Cursive is Making a Comeback

The Economist: Why Cursive is Making a Comeback

Employers hiring new staff are prizing the ability to write speedily and legibly in cursive.

The Knitting Revival: A Quest for Life Purpose?

The Knitting Revival: A Quest for Life Purpose?

Would we have healthier and happier children if we focused on instilling more basic skills such as knitting, cooking, and other handicrafts? 

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Our classrooms should be places where we push back against technology, against a life largely circumscribed by screens.

Technology is NOT 'Neutral'

Technology is NOT 'Neutral'

Can we at least agree on that?

Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

Individually, we depend more on our technologies than ever before.

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

Our advancements are incredible, but should we temper our expectations? 

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

Guardini claims that the modern world has given birth to a new sociological category: the “Mass Man.”

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.

Harvard Health: Antidepressant Use up 400% in America

Harvard Health: Antidepressant Use up 400% in America

What’s driving our depression? 

Technology Invades Our Minds

Technology Invades Our Minds

Learning from Joost Meerloo, who wrote on brainwashing, indoctrination, and totalitarian states.

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

Have iPad initiatives been misguided?

Why is It Increasingly Difficult to Make Friends?

Why is It Increasingly Difficult to Make Friends?

Is it solely attributable to lack of community, or is something else at play?

Forget Perfecting Humans, Let’s Just Replace Them

Forget Perfecting Humans, Let’s Just Replace Them

Conditioners: Humanity is too much work.

Technology Makes Bad Schools Worse

Technology Makes Bad Schools Worse

Technology—whether in education or other areas of human life—is a tool, not a cure-all. And in schools, in cannot substitute for good teacher.