Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"This book offers insight and help to motivate and maximize learning for the Internet Generation. Rosen offers invaluable guidance, support, and ideas for parents and teachers."—Eric Milou, Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University

 

“Larry Rosen's pioneering work in this field has been well-recognized by his professional colleagues - those of us in the field who are seeking to help educators, policy-makers, and parents understand what is happening as our society and our youth embrace digital media technologies. Larry's research-based, positive, proactive messages are a welcome relief from the unsupported fear-based messages that are unfortunately also present. Rewired should be considered a ‘must-read’ by all professionals who work with youth, especially those in leadership positions.”— Nancy Willard Director of Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

 

Praise for Me, Myspace, and I:

“Great resource for parenting the Net Generation” —Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine

"A timely and comprehensive look at the virtual world. Provides concrete answers to parents' pressing questions about social networking and how children live online. Written by one of the top authorities on the impact of technology, Me, MySpace, and I is a must read for all parents."—Dr. Kimberly Young, author of Caught in the Net and Tangled in the Web

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230614789
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 208,111
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Why tweens and teens hate school 1

2 Welcome to the iGeneration 19

3 An explosion of WMDs : wireless mobile devices 51

4 Multitasking madness 75

5 Real life or screen life? : the educational opportunities of immersive social networking and virtual worlds 97

6 Tapping into a very creative generation of students 127

7 Media literacy among 21st-century kids 149

8 Concerns, worries, and barriers 179

9 Rewiring education 199

Acknowledgments 227

Endnotes 229

Index 249

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

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    Interesting but Disconnected from the Classroom

    In Rewired, Larry Rosen argues that the students entering today are profoundly affected by the technology on which they have been raised. For example, Rosen argues that multi-tasking is something that these students have come to expect, and rather than encouraging them to focus on a task at hand, teachers should embrace their multi-tasking proclivities. He acknowledges, though, that there is a trade-off: students who multi-task complete work more slowly even though they seem to retain the same amount. There are numerous trade-offs in Rosen's view of education. He argues that teachers should embrace rich technological environments--like "Second Life"-- but schools tend to block such technology. The idea that schools should open up their networks to games, social networks, and other technologies is just one way in which Rosen seems to ignore the realities that many teachers face. He is similarly dismissive of concerns that some students may not have equal access to technology by relating an anecdote about a poor child who still managed to update a MySpace page. This book would have more real-world usefulness if it managed to recognize the difficulties and offer solutions that teachers can use to overcome them.

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