This must-read article explains how digital media is affecting American youth. Kathy Davis got the opportunity to work with Howard Gardner, best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. Their project focused on apps. Davis and Gardner authored the book, The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy and Imagination in a Digital World. Many students do not take the necessary "downtime" to reflect, take a walk, think about what happened and what might happen next. What was noted, however, is the increased creativity in the visual arts, but which declined in language arts.
Is the 'App Mentality' Killing Students' Creativity? Frank DiMaria 6.16.15. THE Journal, Transforming Education through Technology