Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 30, 2010 - Education - 256 pages
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Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives. They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp3 players, texting and chatting online with friends, and reading and posting Facebook messages. How does the new, charged-up, multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooks and lectures? Are we effectively reaching today's technologically advanced youth? Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation's radically different learning styles and needs. This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their "techie" children concerning school, homework, and even socialization. In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging students at school and at home.

 

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

The subject of this book...the way the texting generation is being failed by teachers, schools, and bureaucracies that don't know, don't want to know, and can't imagine how these youngsters *actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

I'm reading [The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains] simultaneously with this book. Dr. Carr does a much better job of presenting the data and drawing conclusions, and is a much more ... Read full review

Contents

Why Tweens and Teens Hate School
Welcome to the iGeneration
Wireless Mobile Devices
Multitasking Madness
Real Life or Screen Life? The Educational Opportunities of Immersive Social Networking and Virtual Worlds
Tapping into a Very Creative Generation of Students
Media Literacy among 21stCentury Kids
Concerns Worries and Barriers
Rewiring Education
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index
Copyright

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Dr. Larry Rosen is a professor of Psychology and the author of Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation and TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @ Work @ Home @ Play. He has over 25 years of research experience on the impact of technology among children, adolescents, young adults, parents, school teachers, and business people in more than 30 countries. Dr. Rosen is often quoted in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune; regularly appears on television and radio; and gives keynote speeches around the world regarding the psychology of technology. He lives in Dominguez Hills, CA.

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