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

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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

Author: Vicki Courtney

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805456961

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2154


When CNN and FOX News asked Vicki Courtney to discuss child safety and the Internet on-air last summer, the best-selling author who is popular among both teenagers and parents knew this urgent issue had to become the core topic of her next book. For sure, gone are the days when kids were safe just as long as they were at home and under your nose. Today’s children can access the world from a growing number of portable gadgets, and depending on what they do with this ability, could potentially invite a world of danger into their lives. Logged On and Tuned Out is a timely wake-up call to low-tech (tuned out) parents whose high-tech (logged on) kids use modern computer and cell phone technology like second nature. In simple language, moms and dads overwhelmed by today’s digital world will learn the imperative basics and checkpoints of Instant Messaging, text messaging, social networking Web sites (MySpace, Facebook), chat rooms, and photo and video uploading. The book even has its own related Web site where parents can download online safety contracts, get updated information about safety filters, and more.

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: 3610


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.

Beat Boredom

Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers

Author: Martha Rush

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625311494

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 1917


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.

Tuned out

a novel

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

View: 7678


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

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Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440991397


Page: 128

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

The Motivation Breakthrough

6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child

Author: Richard Lavoie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416554491

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 1117


The Motivation Breakthrough explores proven techniques and strategies—based on six possible motivational styles—that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire kids with learning disabilities to succeed and achieve. Backed by decades of experience in the classroom, educator and acclaimed author Rick Lavoie explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children with learning disabilities. He outlines parents’ and teachers’ roles, suggesting ways in which they can work together to encourage any child to reach his or her potential. Finally, he reveals what we can learn from some of the most powerful motivators in the world: advertisers. With empathy and understanding, Lavoie offers parents and teachers the key to unlocking enthusiasm and responsiveness, proving any child can be motivated to learn.

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: 4925


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.