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The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved

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The Flickering Mind, by National Magazine Award winner Todd Oppenheimer, is a landmark account of the failure of technology to improve our schools and a call for renewed emphasis on what really works.

American education faces an unusual moment of crisis. For decades, our schools have been beaten down by a series of curriculum fads, empty crusades for reform, and stingy fund
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Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by Random House
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Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
I'd seen the author of this book speaking on a documentary about how bad people tend to be at multitasking, no matter how much we wish to believe differently. That appearance, coupled with the title of the book, made me think his work would be more about the effects on concentration as a result of all this technology we're exposing kids to in the interest of "up to date education." The book, instead, is a (very long, very in depth) study of why we should spend more time and money on the basics o ...more
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