Media Enhanced Learning – articles

Table of Contents

– Is technology and the internet reducing pupils’ attention spans?

– A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.

– 3 Articles on why handwriting is a good thing to learn to enhance our intelligence

– Copyright & Power Point

Is technology and the internet reducing pupils’ attention spans?

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/mar/11/technology-internet-pupil-attention-teaching

In this article, Duncan Jeffries discusses the question that is circulating out there of whether or not technology is affecting our ability to pay attention & what is the impact of an ultrastimulating world.  He also discusses the possibility that technology is altering our social skills.

A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

This article George Siemens discusses various learning theories and how they relate to our digital age of learning.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDMQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ingedewaard.net%2Fpapers%2Fconnectivism%2F2005_siemens_ALearningTheoryForTheDigitalAge.pdf&ei=_97jVNO6C4n0oATKvICICQ&usg=AFQjCNGogURaPLPbrn23VRItf6SFRX7log

3 Articles on why handwriting is a good thing to learn to enhance our intelligence

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/writing-notes-by-hand-better-than-typing/2459536.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/memory-medic/201303/why-writing-hand-could-make-you-smarter

Copyright & Power Point – Slideshare

Adding Images to Power Point – correctly saving images

This web site offers multiple resources on copyright – what is a public domain and what does it mean when pictures are posted on t?   If a picture is posted on a public domain, is it free for anyone to use for whatever means they choose?

http://www.slideshare.net/EllenD69/citing-and-saving-images-on-powerpoint

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