My Research for Assignment 1 is around anxiety for children in mathematics and using growth mindset and mindfulness activities to reduce this.
Being online all the time or using technology like mobile phones can disconnect you from the immediate world. It is amazing how many people have their heads down looking at phones as the world goes by.
Although I enjoy the Mind Lab and being challenged by doing Post Graduate study I look forward to the end of year holidays where I plan to completely switch off from Google+, Twitter, Blogger, Gmail, and Messaging colleagues. Doing a Digital and Collaborative course online can bring problems of managing time, staying connected with your day job, time for family and most importantly time for yourself.
I had a quick look online at technology anxiety and I found these two articles relating to using technology.
A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom
Online learning and technology definitely has its place-with moderation. A colleague said in her house we have a technology free Thursday The whole family switches off and plays board games.
click here for the link to the research
My students are currently unable to use Gmail as they are under 13. There is talk that Google will soon allow the under13s access. I would love this to happen paired up with a system like Hapara where emails could be moderated if used in the school setting. Our school does not currently have a moderating system so unfortunately we can not use Gmail safely.
Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts