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Psychology

Read the article and reflect on some of the following…

  • How do the perspectives of Gary Small and Daniel Willingham differ regarding technology’s impact on the brain?
  • Should schools give students technology devices for educational purposes? If so, under what circumstances?
  • Do you agree with Willingham’s assessment on technology’s impact on motivation and interest level?
  • I have a 2-year-old son.  What is your recommendation as to how I should raise him regarding his interaction with technology?
  • What are your general reflections?

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/why-kids-wont-quit-tech/383575/

Economics

Watch the following video and reflect on the following…

  • Why do you think Americans fail to save money?
  • Could this trend be reversed? How?
  • What are your saving habits? How could they improve?

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/379378/why-are-americans-so-bad-at-saving-money/

 

 

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