What is ICT doing to us?


What is ICT (information and communication technology) doing …

  • to our health?
  • to our brains?
  • to our relationships?
  • to our learning?
  • to our recreation?
  • to our creativity?
  • to our identity?
  • to … ?

The Shallows:  What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr is available in our library or for purchase.

Ken Robinson:  Changing education paradigms (animated)

Salman Khan:  Let’s use video to reinvent education

Ted Talks to investigate:

  • Sugata Mitra:  Build a school in the cloud
  • Peter Norvig:  The 100,000 student classroom
  • Anant Agarwal:  Why massive open online courses (still) matter
  • Ken Robinson:
    • How schools kill creativity
    • Bring on the learning revolution!
    • How to escape education’s death valley
  • Ali Carr-Chellman:  Gaming to re-engage boys in learning
  • Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
  • Daphne Bavelier:  Your brain on video games

Resources from our Cybrarians:

Positives

http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/effectsstudents.html

http://www.edudemic.com/students-using-technology/

Negatives

http://www.slideshare.net/janesheeba/how-technology-has-affected-our-lives-in-a-bad-way

Health

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/10/computer-stress_n_4575589.html

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/9-ways-technology-affects-mental-health

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/how-wireless-technology-can-affect-the-body-1.1028409

Brains

http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/PRN-081015_gary-small-ibrain.aspx

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/15/effect-technology-brain-stress-mindfulness_n_4099794.html

http://michaelhyatt.com/19-what-the-internet-is-doing-to-our-brains-podcast.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all&_r=0

Relationships

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201006/the-effect-technology-relationships

http://www.wbur.org/2013/01/17/digital-lives-i

Learning

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar13/vol70/num06/Our-Brains-Extended.aspx

http://www.edudemic.com/new-study-finds-11-real-ways-technology-is-affecting-education-right-now/

Identity

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201107/technology-is-technology-stealing-our-self-identities

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