Screen Schooled (Paperback)
Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber
Chicago Review Press, 9781613739518, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, "Is this what is best for students?" is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on in schools: teachers who are often powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable 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.
About the Author
Joe Clement and Matt Miles are award-winning teachers, coaches, and mentors with a combined thirty years' experience improving the education of young people. They run the blog PaleoEducation.com and their writing has been featured in Psychology Today and the Washington Post. They are both parents and live in Northern Virginia.