Understanding and Teaching the Rewired Brain
Course #: EDUC_718C
Semester Credits: 3
Frequent use of technology may alter our intelligence, our attention span, our self-esteem, our memory, our critical thinking processes, our empathy, and our social relationship by rewiring our brains. By examining and learning how technology is changing the way students’ brains function, educators can adapt to keep students motivated to learn.
This course includes information relating to how technology is rewiring the brain and strategies for engaging attention, memory, thinking, and social behavior with technology. Additional topics include effects of television on children's thinking, how information overload affects decision making, critical thinking and technology, effects of technology on rewiring social behavior, engaging students with the flipped classroom, improving thinking by integrating the arts into other subject areas, and the benefits of educational video games. Strategies for mentoring students in the responsible use of technology are included, as are teaching examples, k-12 lesson ideas, and a teacher-friendly technology glossary.
*how technology affects students’ brains
*to focus on the rewired brain as the organ of thinking and learning
*to integrate technology in the classroom
*how students and teachers feel about how to use technology in the classroom
*to overcome major obstacles to using technology in schools
*what teachers should be able to do with technology
*how technology affects student achievement
*how technology is affecting students’ ability to remember information
*what changes we need to make in the curriculum to accommodate the rewired brain
*the role educational video games play in enhancing teaching and learning
*to recognize how technology is affecting social behavior and what can be don about it
*to mentor students in the responsible use of technology
This course is applicable towards the following certificate:
*Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Professional development courses for teachers.
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