August 13, 2018
Public Education just keeps making damaging decisions. Computers in most cases should not be part of the school day – and certainly NOT for young children. Students need to learn to listen, work, think, interact comfortably and constructively, and learn how to be productive, considerate, self-controlled citizens.
A great article from Dr. Carole Haynes.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Dr. Carole Haynes
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:16 AM
Subject: Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction
Attention spans have plummeted..
The Haynes Report
Dr. Carole H. Haynes
August 10, 2018
Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction,
Says Edtech Chief
Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.
Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games,says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.
Speaking at a debate on artificial intelligence and education, Midha claimed people are obsessed with video games” but are “totally out of love” with “traditional forms of instruction” involving “pen and paper.” He gushed that kids can learn a video game without being taught how and, within two days, will be doing “headers.”
Does that mean they can become little math geniuses by acing a video game?
Yet Midha is right about one thing: students’ attention spans are shrinking. Bucket loads of research show that long term skimming of online information, together with interactive distractions, has resulted in lower comprehension. International research also found that heavy users of classroom technology scored worse on math and reading tests. Continue reading