Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds -- and What We Can Do About It
* When should children start using computers?
* How should schools incorporate computer use into their curriculum?
* Which types of computer software programs should be avoided?
* Are children who don't have computers in class and at home doomed to fall behind their peers?
Few parents and educators stop to consider that computers, used incorrectly, may do far more harm than good to a child's growing brain and social/emotional development. In this comprehensive and practical guide to kids and computers, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., author of the groundbreaking bestseller Endangered Minds, examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for kids at home and school, exploring its effects on their health, mental development, and creativity.
In addition, this timely and ey-opening book presents:
* Concrete examples of how to develop a technology plan and use computers successfully with children of different age groups as supplements to classroom curricula, as research tools, or in family projects
* Resources for reliable reviews of child-oriented software
* Questions parents should ask when their children are using computers in school
* Advice on how to manage computer use at home
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FAILURE TO CONNECT: How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds--for Better and WorseUser Review - Kirkus
A crisp critique of the impact of computers on children's minds by educator Healy (Your Child's Growing Mind, 1990. etc.), who contends that, in our fervor to embrace computers, we have overlooked ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sharpjacqui - LibraryThing
Healy challenges the use of computers with children, particularly children under 7years old. She discusses software, the use of and type that schools and parents buy for their children. She makes ... Read full review
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