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.
Here is our handy Tech Tip of the week:
Want create a distraction free safe YouTube Link for students?
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Use SafeShare.TV – paste a YouTube link into SafeShare.TV and get a new safe link to share with students. This is a great tool that can help prevent distractions when you share a YouTube link with students.
To help families navigate issues related to parenting and technology we have listed many realities, issues and solutions in the parent section of this blog including:
- Useful resources and suggestions
- Tips and Strategies for Parents
- Helpful Settings and Distraction Tips
- Internet skills our kids should learn
To access this information click here or you can click the Parent link on the upper navigation bar. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the Tech Department.