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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Use Video Games & Ditch Traditional Instruction, Says Edtech Chief

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. August 10, 2018

Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.

Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games, says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.

Speaking at a debate on artificial intelligence and education, Midha claimed people are obsessed with video games” but are “totally out of love” with “traditional forms of instruction” involving “pen and paper.” He gushed that kids can learn a video game without being taught how and, within two days, will be doing “headers.”

Does that mean they can become little math geniuses by acing a video game?

Yet Midha is right about one thing: students’ attention spans are shrinking. Bucket loads of research show that long term skimming of online information, coupled with interactive distractions, has resulted in lower comprehension. International research also found that heavy users of classroom technology scored worse on math and reading tests.

Teens who frequently use digital media are showing increased symptoms of ADHD – an attention span and hyperactivity disorder. A new two-year study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed students who used several types of digital media several times daily were twice as likely to have ADHD than classmates who were less frequent users.

So we should give more sugar to fat kids? If children experience higher rates of ADHD when exposed to digital screens, why are schools leaping into more digital learning? Children who have ADHD are forced to take medication to control their behavior. The schools are already dealing with a mental health crisis among students, with teen suicide on the rise!!!

Not only does Midha’s profoundly stupid education theory turn classrooms into video arcades, it creates psychological problems for children who then are forced to medicate. Geez, a school full of zoned out zombies.

Now what caring parent wants to send his child into an environment like that?

Bottom line: American students are dumber than any previous generation. They can’t learn through centuries old successful teaching methods so must use video games and take medication. We’ve come a mighty long way since our Colonial days when young children learned how to read at Sunday School – using the family Bible without pictures and big print.

Why are Americans still funding public schools? Why are we allowing greedy goons to take control of our children’s learning and their mental health to fatten corporate stock and provide mega billionaire lifestyles?

Smart Phones Are Connected To Rising Teen Suicides

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  July 21, 2018 

Between 2010 and 2015, teen suicide or attempted suicide rose more than 50 percent. The rise is connected to an increase in teen ownership of smart phones, passing 50 percent in 2012 and soaring to 73 percent in 2015.

Digital Learning Is A $60 Billion Scam

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 18, 2018

The new Gold Rush will rake in $60 billion this year. The ed-tech gold rush has attracted deep pockets like Rupert Murdoch who invested more than $1 billion into Amplify to develop educational video-games.

Electronic Screen Media Creating Mental Health Problems for Kids

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 17, 2018 

Research shows the use of electronic screen media is having biological and psychological health effects on children including reduced intelligence, increased ADHD, autism, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and cancer. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media points out that children are experiencing unprecedented screen violence not just on television, but also on computers, video games and touch-screen devices. They note that such exposure has been clearly linked to aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts, aggressive feelings and physiological arousal. 

Gates, Zuckerberg Team Up to Explore Kids' Brain Functions

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. May 15, 2018

Billionaire tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to inflict more damage on the unsuspecting American public.

Why Is Digital Learning Good For Your Kids But Not For Those of Silicon Valley Execs?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 16, 2018

Silicon Valley companies are pushing digital products into public schools as teacher replacements but executives of giants, such as Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Hewlett-Packard, reject the use of technology for their own children.

Addictive Video Games Pushed Into Public Schools By Silicon Valley & U.S. Government

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   June 8, 2018 

 

Nearly all teen shooters over the past two decades have played many hours of recreational violent games that reward players for being proficient at killing. Yet the public is ignoring that tech companies are pushing addictive educational video games into American classrooms.

Feds/Big Tech Join To Push Addiction in Schools

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 25, 2018 World Net Daily

The federal government, bent on collecting massive amounts of personal information on its citizens – a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment – and the tech industry, under fire for its digital products designed to addict, have joined forces in American classrooms.

Through the unconstitutional Every Student Succeeds Act passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, digital devices with computer adaptive software for both lessons and testing are pushed into K-12 classrooms.

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