Author(s): Joe Clement; Matt Miles
Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on? in schools- teachers who are often powerless to curb distractions from electronic devices; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable science sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. Clement and Miles suggest steps parents can take to demand change? and they make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
Publicize to education magazines.Outreach to education accounts (w/CBSD/Ingram's assistance).Extensive social media campaign.Promotion on the author's website.
Introduction 1. These Kids Today 2. The Myth of the Technology-Enhanced Superkid 3. Reclaiming Your Child's Ability to Think 4. Learning to Focus in the High-tech World of Distraction 5. Escaping the Digital World of Anxiety 6. Re-establishing Support from Home 7. Revitalizing Social Interaction 8. Technology Is Widening-Not Closing-the Achievement Gap 9. The Educational-Industrial Complex 10. The Ideal Education in a Modern World