“This book is mandatory reading for teachers and parents alike”
David Gillespie, bestselling author of Sweet Poison and Free Schools
“An urgent wake-up call”
Dr. Susan Greenfield, author of Mind Change
“will provide them with clarity and confidence”
Mark Bauerlein, author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future
“Bravo to Joe Clement and Matt Miles”
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance
“‘Screen Schooled’ is breathtaking.”
Jay Matthews, education columnist with the Washington Post and author of "Question Everything"
“Get this must-read book!”
Dr. Richard Freed, author of Wired Child
“A sobering exposure of the damage”
Richard E. Cytowic, Professor of Neurology at George Washington University, and writes “The Fallible Mind” at Psychology Today.
As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students’ intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what’s really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech “science” sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
Read the review on Publishers Weekly
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