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Chapters 1 and 3

The digital age has brought about many changes regarding how we interact with information and our devices.  As someone who is considered to be a “millennial,” I have heard all of the typical remarks from older generations in regards to my generation’s attention span.  In chapter 1 “Attention! Why and How to Control your Mind’s […]

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Shifting Attention: Chpt 1 Reading

The opening passage to this reading both grabbed and peeked my attention! The idea of having to choose between “reality” or the Internet has been an on going battle for parents, educators, and those who are not educated of the true functionality of using media/technology in a productive manner. When I first began the reading, […]

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Net Smart : Reaction Paper

See you all in class today! Here is the hyperlink to my reaction paper (see the reading)

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Namaste: Being Mindful of Digital Distractions

My Response to Mr. Rheingold as an Educator: Mr. Howard Rheingold is 72 years old and has grown up in an educational environment filled with hours of reading books, writing stories, and deep thoughts. He was not raised in an environment where parents provide their toddlers with cell phones instead of paperback books as a […]

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“Crap Detection”

How wonderful would it be if everyone had a “Pinocchio” nose? We would be able to look directly at them and see through their lies. The internet now adds a layer to that mask that makes it harder for us to see through the lies. It is sad that we live in a world of […]

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Net Smart: How To Thrive Online: Ch 1&3

Chapter1: Attention! Why and How to Control your Minds Most Powerful Instrument- I remember in 2016 when I was enrolled back at Kean after being gone for ten years, how nervous I was about how much technology had changed since the last time I was a student. How would this effect me? Would it? Could […]

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Look at Me in the Eye; Be a Proactive Member of the Class

Look at me in the Eye: Assessing “Attention! Why and How to Control Your Mind’s Most Powerful Instrument” My mother was our primary caretaker and my father was the breadwinner in our family. I must have been about 4 years old when I greeted him in a very cursory manner when he came home one […]