Education in the .com Age

This generation of students is wired unlike any generation before it. Video games, the Internet, TV, e-mail, chat rooms- they have all become integrated into their lives. In this workshop, we will explore the impact of the digital revolution on children and schools. We will combine the latest discoveries in the field of brain research with empirical data to show how and why mass media is as powerful as it is in shaping attitudes, values, and behavior in children. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of media on the "seven critical traits for school success." This presentation will not only provide a new understanding of the .com generation, but will present concrete strategies for creating MediaWise kids, families, and schools.