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Teaching Connections aren't conversations - while technology enables, it can also interfere

Connections aren't conversations - while technology enables, it can also interfere

A prisoner in the US was recently released after 44 years of incarceration for the attempted murder of a police officer. Emerging onto the streets of New York City, Otis Johnson, now 69, found himself bewildered by the world before him. Seeing people apparently talking to themselves on the street, futuristic headphones dangling from their ears, reminded him of CIA agents. People barely paid attention to their surroundings, and instead studied their smartphones while crossing the street, engrossed in their own personal bubbles.

Daria Kuss, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do online social networks affect your participation in community life and social relationships?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.5 - Text Structure, RI.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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