Adolescents in the Internet Age by Paris S. StromAdolescents in the Internet Age by Paris S. Strom

Adolescents in the Internet Age

byParis S. StromEditorParis S. Strom

Paperback | December 31, 2009

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A volume in Lifespan LearningSeries Editors Paris S. Strom, Auburn University and Robert D. Strom, Arizona State UniversityThe tools of communication technology have transformed socialization and education ofadolescents. They are the first generation to be growing up with the Internet, cell phones, iPods,computers, electronic hand helds and satellite television. Building friendships and social networksare common experiences online. Most teenagers prefer the Internet as the main source of learning.Because students know things that are unknown to teachers, their traditional relationship can shiftto provide greater benefit for both parties if they pursue reciprocal learning.This book introduces a new set of core topics to reflect current conditions of theadolescent environment instead of life in yesterday's world. The discussion shows how theInternet can be used to practice skills needed for learning and working in the future. Visualintelligence and media literacy are essential for critical thinking. Creative thinking should beencouraged in classrooms and become a more common outcome of schooling. Social maturity can improve when networking includesinteraction with adults as well as peers. Prevention of cheating and cyber abuse presents unprecedented challenges. Understandingsexuality, nutrition, exercise, and stress contribute to a healthy lifestyle.Teamwork skills, peer evaluation, and exercises for cooperative learning groups are presented. Classroom applications addressthe practical concerns of teachers. The book is organized in four domains of identity, cognitive, social, and health expectations. Eachchapter includes student polls to assess conditions of learning and websites that augment the book content. The target audience isprospective teachers, in-service teachers, and school administrators studying adolescent development on campus and by distancelearning.
Title:Adolescents in the Internet AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607521180

ISBN - 13:9781607521181

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