Through the Education Lens

It's Personal: How a Parent Perspective Changes Everything

SMW, December 9, 2013 4:27 PM

millennial. cell-phone.jpg

Video Above
Technology Hits Home

Randi Zuckerberg - yes, the name is familiar - sister of Mark Zuckerberg and an accomplished tech persona in her own right, is promoting balance in our tech-obsessed life.  

In fact, she admits that before having her son two and a half years ago, she was "in the thick of things" and her days were consumed with disrupting something, changing and innovating.

Flash forward to today. Zuckerberg sees us as "entering a time of backlash" and the
"pendulum swinging the other way" where people are "rekindling their real-life relationships" and not just wanting their virtual relationships.

"Many of us have a complicated relationship with technology."
- R. Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg laments that parents are often concerned about what to do with their children and technology yet don't look at their own behaviors and how they may be modeling behavior to their children while preaching another kind.

"For every problem that technology solves,
it sort of creates a new one."
-Randi Zuckerberg

This new personal parenting perspective led Zuckerberg to author two books, one for adults, Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, and the second one for children, Dot.  As the above video clip shows, Dot takes the time away from her iPad to paint outside.  She is holding an iPad that flips over representing a real paint palette.

- C.J. Westerberg

Related The Daily Riff:

Viral Video: I Forgot My Phone

New Documentary: Mother Nature's Child

blog comments powered by Disqus



"A Radical Idea For Changing Math Education"

10.24.2017 | Someone always asks the math teacher, 'Am I going to use calculus in real life?' And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is NO. Watch Now | Comments


No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship

10.20.2017 | Every child deserves a champion - TED talk Watch Now | Comments


Is This The Best High School in America?

10.19.2017 | WATCH: Does your High School look anything like this? Watch Now | Comments


Learning. Outside the box.

10.19.2017 | "When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself." 2 minute Video Watch Now | Comments

education poster.jpg

NEW -- Big Oil in Education? - Video

10.19.2017 | Why Should We Care? Because it can happen anywhere Watch Now | Comments


Higher Education when it ROARS - - - 3 minute VIDEO

10.14.2017 | The delightful case for Project Based Learning Watch Now | Comments


Parents: Do our kids know what "it takes" to be good at something?

10.12.2017 | Youth Motivation & Mastery: Create the environment conducive to having kids discover what it takes to become good at something on their own, rather than having "us" - the authority figures - telling them how. Watch Now | Comments

Finland. Finnishflag.BobCompton.jpg

The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System

10.12.2017 | New update December 2, 2013 which includes Yong Zhao link and comments PLUS CNN videos Watch Now | Comments

Math Heaven and Hell

10.10.2017 | "My different studies have shown that students who engage actively in their mathematics learning, rather than simply practicing procedures, achieve at higher levels." - Stanford professor Dr. Jo Boaler Watch Now | Comments


James Paul Gee: How Kids Learn Through Video Games

10.07.2017 | So the next time you fret that your child is on a mindless video game (of course, depending which one), take a chill pill. It may not be as bad as you think. Recommended videos. Watch Now | Comments


What do you remember from high school? (Humor)

10.06.2017 | Week-end Funnies - VIDEO - 10 Million Views Viral video parody (nudity alert!) Some Study That I Used to Know is already at 1.5 million views. It's another play on Goyte's hugely viral video Watch Now | Comments


Tom Friedman: Think Like an Immigrant

10.05.2017 | Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Work Watch Now | Comments

Video: What is the link between "design-thinking" and creativity?

10.05.2017 | Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose Watch Now | Comments


"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination"

10.04.2017 | JK Rowling, Harry Potter Author, Captivates Crowd With Harvard Commencement Speech Watch Now | Comments

Conversations that happen in the middle

06.10.2017 | "We (parents and teachers) really don't get into a conversation . . ." Watch Now | Comments


Five-Minute Montessori

02.12.2017 | "Seeing the big picture allows students to take ownership of their learning - a critical element in fostering each child's natural learning desire." Watch Now | Comments


Want your child to have initiative and perseverance?

02.11.2017 | Passion-Based Learning in Action Watch Now | Comments


The Opening Challenge for The New Year

01.11.2017 | "It's hard to find a great dress for this inauguration." - President-elect Donald Trump Watch Now | Comments