Smarter Than You Think

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“Who’s better at chess - computers or humans?” This is the opening line of Clive Thompson’s “Smarter Than You Think” and it perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the book. The answer - both, working together - is the basis for the author’s theories about how we can become smarter by working with technology.

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Think video games are time-wasters that rot your mind and breed isolation? Think again: research conducted by Constance Steinkuehler shows that discussion boards are filled with scientific activity. 86% of posts offer theories about how the game works, 37% involve players collaborating and 58% contain "systems-based reasoning". Steinkuehler theorizes that video games are actually a great way for kids to learn about the scientific method.

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My thoughts about Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson

My thoughts on the book Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson.

One of the things I enjoyed about "Smarter Than You Think" is how the author researched and provided evidence to debunk some of the popular theories about how technology is eroding our minds.

One of the things I enjoyed about "Smarter Than You Think" is how the author researched and provided evidence to debunk some of the popular theories about how technology is eroding our minds.

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Personal note about this assignment: I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it was interesting to read Clive Thompson's perspective and his writing style made it easy to comprehend complex topics. I have subsequently sought out and read some of his other work. I contacted him by email and tweeted at him and I was thrilled when he responded to both! He was very helpful and even provided me with a complimentary kindle version of his book (I purchased the paperback edition).

Personal note about this assignment: I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it was interesting to read Clive Thompson's perspective and his writing style made it easy to comprehend complex topics. I have subsequently sought out and read some of his other work. I contacted him by email and tweeted at him and I was thrilled when he responded to both! He was very helpful and even provided me with a complimentary kindle version of his book (I purchased the paperback edition).

The chapter 'The New Literacies' talks about video as an emerging platform and how it will evolve they way writing did.

The chapter 'The New Literacies' talks about video as an emerging platform and how it will evolve they way writing did.

I created this word cloud using the words in the chapter 'Public Thinking'. I contacted Clive Thompson who was kind enough to provide me with a digital copy of his book so I could create this word cloud. I chose the text from this chapter because it talks specifically about how much writing we are producing and how all that writing helps us clairify our thinking, refine our ideas, become more concise, be more interesting and improve our memory.

I created this word cloud using the words in the chapter 'Public Thinking'. I contacted Clive Thompson who was kind enough to provide me with a digital copy of his book so I could create this word cloud. I chose the text from this chapter because it talks specifically about how much writing we are producing and how all that writing helps us clairify our thinking, refine our ideas, become more concise, be more interesting and improve our memory.

Book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better by Clive Thompson

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better

Book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better by Clive Thompson

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