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Failure to connect : how computers affect our children's minds--for better and worse

Author: Jane M Healy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Failure to Connect sounds a wake-up call for teachers and parents who believe that computers alone will solve our educational problems. The bottom line: Adult attention rather than gigabytes is what makes children grow.--From publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Healy, Jane M.
Failure to connect.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998
(OCoLC)623190877
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane M Healy
ISBN: 0684831368 9780684831367 0684855399 9780684855394
OCLC Number: 39217600
Description: 350 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Digital dreams meet reality : Blundering into the future: hype and hope ; Computing basics for school and home ; The bottom line --
pt. 2. Digital childhood : Computers and our children's health ; The growing brain meets artificial intelligence ; Emotional, social, and personal aspects of children's computer use --
pt. 3. Doing it right when the time is right : Cybertots: technology and the preschool child ; Learning with computers in elementary, middle, and high school ; Computing the future.
Responsibility: Jane M. Healy.
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A timely and sensible challenge to the prevalent notion that computers necessarily enhance mental development and learning and a warning that computers might hinder a child's social development.  Read more...

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention Failure to Connect sounds a wake-up call for teachers Read more...

 
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