These three articles captured in my RSS feed reader caught my eye today. Perhaps they'll interest you as well.
1. Is the Internet Changing Kids' Minds?
In this excerpt from his book The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads,
Daniel T. Willingham argues that the brain is always changing; there's no reason to assume the Internet is damaging kids' brains so they can't concentrate. What is problematic, Willingham says, is that using digital technologies of all types change users' expectations: Users are impatient with boredom. They expect instant success with minimal effort. That sounds like an education problem to me. What do you think?
2. In a Changing Rural America, What Can Charter Schools Offer?