Showing posts with label sociology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sociology. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beautiful Teenage Brains

The cover story on this month's issue of National Geographic is all about the brains of teenagers. As usual the National Geographic website has a couple of complementary resources to support the article. On the website you'll find a photo gallery and a video that attempts to portray through images the various aspects of the emotions of teenage brains. The feature that is probably most applicable to a high school classroom is the risk taker quiz.

Applications for Education
Are You a Risk Taker? is a seven question quiz that is designed to measure how risk averse you are. I'm not sure how scientific the quiz really is, but it could be a nice little conversation starter in an introductory psychology or sociology class.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Snag Learning Film of the Week - Disconnected

How long could your students go without going online? In 2008 three Carleton College students tested that question on themselves. Disconnected chronicles the "struggles" of those three students as they disconnect from the web. Follow along as the students try to re-adjust to life without Internet access. Watch the sixty minute video below and read the discussion questions here.
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Applications for Education
This film could be a great way to get students to reflect on their use of the Internet in their personal and academic lives. Teachers of Sociology might find this to be a good resource to add to their lists of current resources.