Old Brains, New Technologies
Scott H. Moss
Innovation Middle School
"Big Picture" Thinkers
The 20th Century
Timeline of Selected 20th Century Events (TimeToast)
The first 10 years of the 21st Century
Timeline of 21st Century Inventions -- So Far (TimeGlider)
Video Switcher v. Video Toaster v. iMovie for iPhone
The Video Toaster became very popular, primarily because at a cost of around $5,000. The Toaster could do much of what a $100,000 professional video switcher could do at that time (1990).
Alvin Toffler: "Future Shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future ... too much change in too short a period of time." (1970)
Why Psychology for Teachers?
- Overview of Evolutionary Psychology (Prezi)
- Evolutionary Educational Psychology (Wikipedia)
- Old Brains in New Environment
- Old Brains in New Bodies-- Grouping, Flocking & Hierarchies
- EvPsych in a Nutshell (video on YouTube)
Old Brains Meet New Technologies
Motivation and Engagement
- Some Thoughts on Motivation (Glogster)
- A hodgepodge of media pertaining to motivation (Wikispaces)
- Motivation from Dan Pink's Book, Drive
- Higher Incentives lead to worse performance.
- Intrinsic motivation
- Google 20% Time
- Sir Ken Robinson's famous TED talk
Addressing the Needs of Student 2.0
Some of Dr. Robert Epstein's ideas about "Teen 2.0" (MindMeister)
"... provide incentives and opportunities for teens to enter the adult world just as soon as they can demonstrate readiness in one or more areas.” Dr. Robert Epstein
Cognitive Surplus (Clay Shirky)
- After WWII people had more free time.
- "Every citizen took to watching TV as if it were a duty." Took over our largest chunk of free time: about 20 hours/week.
- "The decision to watch TV preceded any concern about what might be on at any given moment."
- Americans watch 200 billion hours a year.
- How does one measure cognitive surplus?
Food for Thought