Reading #1, for Monday (actually Tuesday)
“Robert Jampol: A Luddite teaches English at Newton South”
Reading #2, for Wednesday
“Too Dumb for Complex Texts?” by Mark Bauerlein
Also for Wednesday -
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- if the first letter of your last name is A-K, find a plugged-in classroom - some example of a middle or high school integrating technology into their school. This wouldn’t be a place that simply allows students to have cell phone in the hallway. What you’re looking for is a place that uniformly uses technology as a major tool in almost every way;
- if the first letter of your last name is L-Z, find an un-plugged classroom - some example of an middle or high school that is formally stepping away from technology in a major way. This doesn’t have to be all year in all areas. It could just be a class of students that are seriously curtailing their use of technology in order to fulfill some other mission.
Reading #3, for Thursday
“Teaching the iGeneration” by Larry D. Rosen
Ms. Daynard’s unplugging option (handout_
“The Joy of Quiet” by Pico Iyer
“Marissa Mayer, morale killer” by Mary Elizabeth Williams
“The hyperlink war” by Laura Miller
“The Information” by Adam Gopnick
"Toughest college test: No cell phone, no Facebook" by Jenna Ross
"24Hours Unplugged: Richland Challenge"
"Encouraging Tech-Loving Students to 'Unplug'"
"Intersession Solitude: Saint Mary's College of California challenges students to a technology fast during an interim term course on the benefits of disconnecting from social media."