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ERIC Number: ED512513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 180
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0918-6
Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age
Sprenger, Marilee
In the digital age, your students have the ways, means, and speed to gather any information they want. But they need your guidance more than ever. Discover how digital technology is actually changing your students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning. You will understand the new realities of teaching in a world filled with ipods, smartphones, and the Internet. This book also explores: (1) Why "low-tech" teaching strategies are still a vital part of your toolbox; (2) How to match technologies to your students' learning styles and multiple intelligences; (3) Why to balance students' use of high-tech devices with physical fitness and arts activities; (4) How to include time and space for personal interactions in high-tech learning environments; and (5) How to help students work toward goals, make wise decisions, and avoid the riff-raff as they search, communicate, have fun, and learn. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Digital Technology and the Brain, includes (Chapter: iPod + iPhone + iVideo + Internet = iBrain, Chapter 2: Recent Research on the Brain: We Need Low Tech, Too and Chapter 3: Do Brain-Based Principles Apply in the Digital Age?). Part II, Desk Space, MySpace, My Style, includes (Chapter 4: Environments for Learning, Chapter 5: Social Networking Through Teams, Chapter 6: Understanding Learning Styles, and Chapter 7: The Digital Native and Intelligence). Part III, Music, Mind Maps, and Memory, includes (Chapter 8: The Digital Brain and Music, Chapter 9: Visual Tools and Chapter 10: Flashbulbs and Flash Drives: Understanding How Memory Works). Part IV, Balancing Digital Desires with Digital Natives' Needs, includes (Chapter 11: The Balancing Act and Chapter 12: The Present and the Future of Learning). Appended are: (1) How the Brain Works; (2) How Tech Savvy Are You?; and (3) Glossary of Digital Terms. The book also includes: References; Related ASCD Resources: Brain-Based Teaching; and A Study Guide for Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASCD