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Internet and Reading, Telepresence Robots, Parent Previews

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Nov 20, 2015
  • 02:19:47

Internet and Reading (13:18) Dr. Frank Furedi is a sociologist and social commentator. He was formerly Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He is author of 17 full-length books including: Paranoid Parenting, Culture of Fear, and First World War: Still No End In Sight. He joins Dr Townsend to explain how the internet is not cutting into how much we are reading. Telepresence robots in schools (57:00) Dr. Aaron J. Fischer is a Professor of educational psychology and psychiatry at the University of Utah. He is the Director of the University’s Technology in Training, education and Consultation Lab. Dr. Fischer is currently creating and evaluating effective strategies for psychologists engaging in consultation, while incorporating cutting-edge technology. He is evaluating videoconferencing as a strategy to conserve school resources and remotely consult with teachers. Parent Previews (1:45:38) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new Hunger Games movie and Love the Coopers Meet the Producers: Lizz Miller and Kaylee Daines (1:55:13) Student producers Lizz Miller and Kaylee Daines talk with Dr Townsend about how they celebrate Thanksgiving Show More...

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