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Rewired ❂ [EPUB] ✺ Rewired By Larry D. Rosen ➛ – Thomashillier.co.uk Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp3 players texting and chatting online with friends and reading Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp players texting and chatting online with friends and reading and posting Facebook messages How does the new charged up multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooks and lectures Are we effectively reaching today's technologically advanced youth Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation's radically different learning styles and needs This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their techie children concerning school homework and even socialization In short it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging students at school and at home.


10 thoughts on “Rewired

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The subject of this bookthe way the texting generation is being failed by teachers schools and bureaucracies that don't know don't want to know and can't imagine how these youngsters actually absorb informationis one of un overstatable importanceYou and I fellow LTer are not the ones who should be making the educational decisions of this generation Why not? Because on average we're about as likely to say g'wan skip the textbooks don't make 'em buy a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird do it all on their iPhones as we are to suggest Fahrenheit 451 as a model for the future society we want to seeBut let's be realistic Do we want books ua books to survive? If yes we'd best make sure that there are people willing to read them And that means getting the texters to read probably via KindlNooReadPad School has always been the biggest breeding ground for accidental readers the ones whose families have no books don't read and don't care This will still be true as the texting generation gets their American History textbook via KindlNooReadPad Some few of them will get the idea Reading gives me a better picture of my world Maybe if I read other thingsLarry Rosen makes an excellent case for delivering the traditional educational topics in this new potentially enhanced way He takes on the issue of trustworthy content on the Net and offers some ideas as to how to teach critical thinking about what's out there I know some adults who could use his trainingFrankly I hate the Brave New World It's out of sync with the lifetime of conditioning that I've got in some very uncomfortable ways There were things about that world I absorbed that I think this Brave New World would do well to incorporate but I am not kidding myself They probably won'tBut it's here And even I can see the bold Helvetica signs on the walls Change or become irrelevant So I tweet and I have a Facebook presence and I'm on here sort of like the Old World That Passeth on the Internet this is and I even have a cellphone with unlimited texting because that way I actually hear from my grandkids Am I happy about it? Not specially But here it is and I for one am not willing to sink uietly into invisibilityNow why in the holy hell can't the SCHOOL BOARD see this and do even what little I've done to get with the program??


  2. Adriane Devries Adriane Devries says:

    Either Larry D Rosen PhD is a genius pied piper of today’s youth or he has sold his soul to the ever changing vagaries of the world dominating technology empire Rosen is making waves and boatloads of money selling his siren call that urges educators to work with the “new” way kids think ie their constant multitasking of media in the forms of iPods facebook and a plethora of online gaming and virtual living websites His methods demand that we relinuish our old fashioned notion of library and book learning in favor of virtual learning with teachers as technology assistants and facilitators of classroom discussion Though I wanted to become Amish by the end of the book for fear of the possible conseuences of ever demanding technology on our collective humanity I admit to finding a few ideas for enlivening classroom time with my own students However I disagree that we need to pander to students’ “inability to unitask” by feeding them ever scintillating exposure to virtual media Rather than eliminating the linear learning model completely who not simply replace boring textbooks with rich and “real” literature that speak to their humanity as well as build up their fragile attention spans? To do otherwise to me means abdication of their minds and future earnings to the never ending demands of bigger faster and fashionable devices


  3. Rae Rae says:

    I get that our children and grandchildren are digital and mobile than any previous generation And that we probably should use this fact in our classrooms But this book doesn't really give much practical advice about how to do that I also don't entirely agree that because they are wired we must completely cater to their technologies in all learning settings A mix of old and new teaching techniues is probably best


  4. Penny Penny says:

    Rosen along with Marc Prensky and Donald Tapscott is in the this generation of geniuses is gonna kick our buts and we old fogey teachers better step up and start meeting their demands camp The trouble is that in many cases he offers no evidence to back up his claims they ALL have a kinesthetic learning style? How do you know? And how do you respond to the many education researchers who say the Dunn learning styles are bunk? In other cases he seems to cite references but they are unpublishedproprietary and you can't look them up yourselfRealistically there is probably a grain of truth to what people are saying about the new learners both on the evangelist side Prensky Rosen Tapscott and on the alarmist side Bauerlein Carr but the issue is complex than any of them are acknowledging in their popular press publications and the only way the uestion will ever be resolved is through defensible reproducible empirical research


  5. Susan Susan says:

    Just two years later and it is already out of date Authors who have not spent a lot of time attempting to reach high school students and getting them to stay on task and not wander off into things which in no way pertain to the assignments irritate me In a perfect world what he proposes WOULD be the answer Let me know where the perfect high school educator's position is and I'll be right there for an interview


  6. Ellen Ellen says:

    Read this so I could understand my students and teenagers better Although Rosen makes some very good points as compared with my personal experience he exaggerates and overgeneralizes about the teenage population overall


  7. Exavidreader Exavidreader says:

    Although I agree that the new iGeneration's brain is rewired differently and that our education systems need a drastic change I don't agree with everything that the book says Yes we need to adapt in some ways to how kids' these days engage in the world but there are also other things worth cultivating in them like the need to socialiase in real time even if it would take longer because they're not comfortable with it Nor can we keep dishing out computer programs with rewards like virtual cash or pretty graphics Further it doesn't address the real political economical structural and psychological challenges that teachers face everyday So I'm not interested to do than just browse through the book very uickly


  8. Donna Donna says:

    Informative from Jay


  9. Stephanie Pounds Stephanie Pounds says:

    In the first chapter of his book ?Rewired? Dr Larry Rosen poses the uestion ?Why do tweens and teens hate school?? It?s not a new uestion Teachers parents and researchers have been asking it for generations but according to Rosen the answers may have changed in recent years These day tweens and teens or the iGeneration as Rosen called them are bored with the pace of school It?s too slow In their non school lives these kids are actively multitasking?watching TV chatting on instant messenger updating Facebook and doing their homework all at the same time Contrast that to most school settings where activities are still presented one at a time and students are forced to pay attention or else Rosen argues that to increase student learning teachers should ?not discourage but rather allow students to multitask? in class and parents should allow them to multitask while doing their homework recognizing that they may need ??unlimited or extra time to complete tasks? Rosen does a fine job explaining recent research on teens and multitasking they do a lot of it?a lot than previous generations but given the name of the book and Rosen?s assertion early on that ?their minds have changed? I expected to read about brain research on teens Most of the research was behavioral though so I?m not sure that they have been ?Rewired? as much as conditioned Regardless I accept the notion that they don?t study the same way that their parents or even their older siblings did Throughout the book Rosen offers suggestions to teachers and parents for helping this new generation learn Much of it is how to incorporate the new technologies that students are already using into the curriculum and how to use them wisely I especially appreciated the chapter on teaching media literacy Getting kids everybody actually to think critically is important than ever these days Too many people accept everything they read or hear as truth Rosen offers some sound advice in this area The reason I knocked off a star and a half from my rating has to do with my instructional design background Most research over the years has shown that media doesn?t really matter as long as the design of a lesson is good My take away from this book however was just allowing the kids to use the new media will keep them from being bored but I think the key will be when teachers and instructional designers learn the best ways to design lessons using the new technologies


  10. Ken Ken says:

    The irony of reading a book about how the Internet makes everything old school like textbooks obsolete will never lose its humor to meThe text is obviously datedI became frustrated with Rosen's position on tech in the classroom It basically boiled down to this is what they do just allow them to do it and they will like school again I certainly agree we can loosen some restrictions to meet students where they are but don't we have a responsibility to show students there are adult ways of handling situations they need to learn?Take for example Rosen's insistence that social networks are perfect for student interactions because they feel safe behind a screen That isn't always the best thing The uiet shy student who is afraid to speak up is certainly likely to ask her uestion but the obnoxious brat will feel even entitled to flex his internet muscles Creating a social network to extend the conversation and keep the learning going is wonderful but it doesn't replace learning how to voice your opinions or uestions in a face to face settingTech in the classroom? Yes The way Dr Rosen envisioned? NoAlso if I have any grammatical errors it's not because I'm writing this at 11 PM after a half bottle of wine It's because I've embraced what Rosen calls the iGen's no longer limited to the proper rules of grammar and I am over our school's needing correct syntax and proper usage of English words


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