Tuned Out

Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News

Author: David T. Z. Mindich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195161408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 5125

Drawing on interviews across the country with young professionals, college students, and even some preteens, the author of Just the Facts discovers that more young people are turning their backs on political news and explores the roots of the problem.

Logged on and Tuned Out

A Nontechie's Guide to Parenting a Tech-savvy Generation

Author: Vicki Courtney

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805446656

Category: Computers

Page: 197

View: 3326

Presents a wake-up call for parents on how their children can have access to the world from many gadgets that are in the home, and offers information for low-tech parents.

Turned On and Tuned Out

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Managing Tech Dependence

Author: John K. Kriger

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490835113

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 8786

A West Coast college student withdraws from school at the end of his third year because his class schedule was interfering with his World of Warcraft gaming sessions. Relationships are deteriorating, and depression potentially increasing in those extensively involved in social networking. The accumulated hours of wasted human potential are staggering. In some cases, workers spend hours playing games well into the early hours of the next morning and as a result can barely function the next day. Many tell me how often they require a caffeine boost or energy drink to give them the energy to function after spending half the night playing video or online games. With full awareness of all of the benefits of technology, John Kriger takes the risk to examine the negative ways many people are using technology today. This practical examination takes nothing away from modern advances but confronts head-on the potentially negative impact of constant texting, hyper gaming, social isolation, and other potentially destructive behaviors.

Tuned out

a novel

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

View: 336

A 16-year-old boy recounts his painful adjustment to the discovery that his adored older brother is a drug addict.

Beat Boredom

Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers

Author: Martha Rush

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625311494

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 8033

Are your students bored in class? According to research, a majority of American high school students report being bored in class and fewer than 5% claimed that they were rarely bored during a typical day in school. Former journalist and veteran teacher Martha Rush decided this would not do for her Minnesota students. Moving beyond asking open-ended questions and making connections to their own lives, Martha began to engage her government, journalism, and economics classes in meaty discussions, competitions, simulations, and authentic work, like running a newspaper or starting a business. Building on her more than 800 interviews with high school graduates, she offers up strategies in all subject areas for active engagement, moving way beyond traditional passive memorization of information. She describes how to create innovative experiences in your classroom, and shares her own lessons and her students' work. Beat Boredom will help you join the ranks of teachers who have challenged the status quo and found ways to motivate even the most reluctant learners.

The Motivation Breakthrough

6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child

Author: Richard Lavoie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743289617

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 9429

A guide for parents, educators, and caregivers on how to inspire unmotivated children identifies teaching strategies that can be applied to a variety of personality types, in a resource that explains how adults can become healthy and work-oriented role models.

Tuned Out

Traditional Music and Identity in Northern Ireland

Author: Fintan Vallely

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 196

View: 5601

This book looks at the attitudes of Protestant performers to Traditional music in Northern Ireland. It reflects on broader Protestant community views of the music through their eyes and considers the impact of historical literature, political statements and other interventions which have affected and shaped Traditional music today. Traditional music is taken to mean the dance music, forms of dance and style of songs which were the onetime entertainment of rural people prior to urbanization and the development of mass forms of entertainment. The data collected for this study was originally researched in 1992 in a profoundly different political climate to that which burgeons in 2008. This study does not offer conclusions, but represents musicians' attitudes as a contribution to ongoing debate and assertion about culture and identity in Northern Ireland.

Tuned Out C150

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440991397


Page: 128

View: 5748

A boy discovers that his older brother, whom he worships, is heavily into drugs.

Turned Out Nice Again

The Story of British Light Entertainment

Author: Louis Barfe

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848877579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 5360

With a cast of thousands, including Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, Turned Out Nice Again reveals a world of comedians and cavorters, dancing girls and crooners. From the early days of vaudeville, via the golden age of radio, to live television spectaculars, the rise of the chat show and alternative comedy, Louis Barfe pulls back the curtain of variety to reveal the world of light entertainment in all its glory.

Tuned Out

Engaging the 21st Century Learner

Author: Karen Hume

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780138020132

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 274

View: 5314

From the bestselling author of Start Where They Are and Evidence to Action comes a new professional book for all educators focused on improving student engagement in the 21st century. Karen Hume's accessible writing style and practical advice for teachers highlights what is different about today's classrooms and explores the relationship between teacher and student engagement. Tuned Out is built on the understanding that there are five key aspects to student engagement: Competence, Creativity, Community, Context and Challenge. With the purchase of the print book, you also gain access to the Tuned Out website. This web-based resource features case studies, line masters, research summaries, author blog and a complete etext version of Tuned Out. Tuned Out is a must have professional resource for all educators working in schools in the 21st century.

Over My Head

A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out

Author: Claudia L. Osborn

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740786636

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 9499

Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.

Facing Fascism

The Threat to American Democracy in the 21St Century

Author: Jerry Sorlucco

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425949808

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

View: 8223

Click this link to read a review of Facing Fascism. Coming off his unsuccessful 2004 New Hampshire state Senate campaign, Jerry Sorlucco realized something was fundamentally wrong in America. Across the country people had voted against their own best interest. The Republican far rightnow the party of our modern robber baronswaving the bloody shirt, and using the war on terrorism to instill fear, in league with the Christian evangelical movement, had won both houses of Congress and the White House. President George W. Bush, who had lost the popular vote in 2000 and won the election in a five to four vote by U.S. Supreme Court, had the power to put in motion an agenda that rewarded Americas rich elitists and systematically set about destroying the nations social safety net. Thoroughly researched and annotated, Facing Fascism takes the reader through the 2004 election, the manipulation of Americas worldview, the mismanagement of the major issues facing the nation, and offers some solutions. It is a serious work, but essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what is happening in America. The book shows conclusively that the threat to America in the 21st century has all the characteristics of fascism, replete with class warfare, militarism, and religious nationalism.


Author: Kathryn Moreno

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449013899

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

View: 1406

Five friends: Caleb, Leion, Dean, Armand and Zahir, attend Astoria High School, like every other day until five new students arrive. From the minute they walked into their classroom the boys got a feeling that they didn't want to be friends. As they find out that the new students are hunters they begin to fear for their lives. Because Caleb and his friends aren't just human but they are also vampires and werewolves. Until the day they turn eighteen they will remain human, but on their eighteenth birthday they will turn into what they need to be. Will the hunters let them turn into the creatures that are waiting to come out? Will they be able to stop the hunters from hurting their friends and families? And to top it all off, will they be able to control their new side once they turn?


Maximize Your Recovery From Mild Brain Injury

Author: Gail L. Denton, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559901

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 156

View: 6464

Mild traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime; in cars, sports, or workplace accidents, falls, or through physical assault, including domestic violence and shaken-baby syndrome. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a TBI. Brainlash provides the tools and facts to make the recovery process more intelligible-- and to support the wide range of people affected by MTBI. For patients, family members, physicians and other health care providers, attorneys, health insurance companies, employers and others, it covers options and services, health and vocational issues, medicolegal topics, psychological and emotional implications, and more!

Her Unexpected Hero

Author: Melody Anne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476778604

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1852

Would you recognize true love if it sat down next to you? In this unforgettable new spinoff of the Billionaire books from New York Times bestselling indie author Melody Anne, two strangers must look past their painful memories to make way for everlasting love. Alyssa’s modeling career came to an abrupt end when her manager boyfriend emptied her bank account and ruined her professional reputation. Now she’s heading to a new town in Montana to rebuild her life—if she can even get there (stupid delayed planes!). But things are looking up when she's upgraded to first class and a mysterious stranger sits down next to her… Jackson Whitman doesn’t believe in love, or commitment, or forever—not since he lost his wife and daughter. But the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the gate has him rethinking that position. Can he convince her to be his for the night? Or will she convince him to be hers for a lifetime?

Basic Piano Tuning

Author: Mark Cerisano, RPT

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312376880

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 968

This manual describes the theory and practice of tuning a piano by ear. It accompanies the course given by Mark Cerisano, RPT. You can read more about this and other courses at howtotunepianos.com and mrtuner.com

Tuned In

Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs

Author: Craig Stull,Phil Myers,David Meerman Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470428562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2035

If you market a product, service, or idea in any business, industry or organization, you must read Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs, a guide to understanding and meeting the needs of consumers, whether or not they make those needs clear. An easy-to-follow six-step process developed over the past 15 years can help you address unsolved problems, recognize buyer personas, quantify impact and create breakthrough experiences. Stop wasting time by guessing what your market needs and start understanding consumer desire.