Let’s be honest, devices can be distracting for everyone, not just students. Who among us hasn’t had trouble ignoring the buzz in your pocket during a conversation or a task that needs your focus. The problem is that focus when learning is critical. Contrary to popular belief research has shown that it is not possible to multitask while learning new information.
So how do we deal with distractions in the classroom when students have devices. Common Sense Media has a great web page with lots of resources for teachers, students, and parents.
Have you mastered distractions in your classroom. What techniques work well for you. Do you see something on this website that you want to try? Share them in the comments section.