Learning & the Brain 32 - Web-Connected Minds: How Technology Transforms Brains, Teaching and Attent (LB32)

Venue: Crystal Gateway Marriott

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: May 04, 2012 End Date/Time: May 06, 2012
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Feb 29, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 16, 2012
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Neuroscience is finding that today's multitasking digital media environment is changing students' brains, in positive and negative ways, and will transform teaching, education and learning. Explore how the Internet affects students' brains, focus and behavior; how apps, video games and social networks are being used to rethink learning, teaching and interventions; and how new cognitive computer games can improve student learning, memory, attention, reading, math and science skills.

Learning Objectives

You will gain knowledge about:

Impact of multitasking on ADHD, memory and attention
Ways the Internet is rewiring brains, attention and learning
Strategies for teaching and engaging the Net Generations
How technology will transform classrooms, education and interventions
Promise of emerging technologies for learning, reading, math and science
Dealing with stress, addiction, cyber-bullying and sleep in the digital age
Using video and exercise games for thinking, attention and memory
Ways to use social networks to improve learning and social skills
Leading 21st Century schools and video-game based curriculum
How iPads and Tablet technologies are changing schools
Impact of media on reading, dyslexia and learning disorders


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