Electronics and the constant stream of stimuli pose new challenges to…
Electronics and the constant stream of stimuli pose new challenges to learning and focusing
Developing brains become more habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks and less able to pay attention .
Brains are rewarded for jumping to the next thing instead of staying on task
The additional distractions offer students more options aside from studying which also makes it harder for them to practice self-control
Students also try to juggle homework and entertainment simultaneously which leads to lower grades.
More technology in classrooms in order to connect with students and help them develop essential skills.
Students are being taught how to use technology in order to not be disenfranchised.
Teachers are being asked to communicate via technology, introduce digital tools for music, and use iPads in the classroom
One advocate for technology in the classroom claims that he is bringing attention back to learning and away from their smart phones by using technology.
Classrooms are using technology to me learning more hands on as well as applicable.
Classes such as video and audio production are being implemented in school which is drawing in students at a much higher rate than other classes.
These vocational classes are bringing up the attendance of the at-risk population of the stated school.
Some school start times are getting moved back because students are coming to school foggy due to the fact that they stayed up late on their computers.
Unchecked use of technology can create a culture where children are addicted to the virtual world
Kids are caught in two worlds, one virtual world and another with real-life demands . For some their real demands are being affected negatively
Several studies have shown that the use of home computers for games instead of school work hurt school performance.
The monitoring of computers is easier for parents than monitoring the use of a cell phone .
Some lack self-control to favor school work or other real life tasks over their computers.
Other activities such as exercising or self-care can be less of a priority than video games .
One teacher claims that she has to do the nightly reading outlaid in class because students lack the attention span to do it on their own.
Research shows that students often juggle homework and entertainment and about half are doing it simultaneously .
Shyer students tend to hide behind the screens in stead of socialize through it
Some use video games to gain a sense of control in their lives
The personality of a student reflects the choices of technology .
Studies found that playing video games led to markedly lower sleep quality than watching TV, and also led to a “significant decline” in the boys’ ability to remember vocabulary words
Constant stimuli impacts memory because periods of rest are critical in allowing the brain to synthesize information, make connections between ideas and even develop the sense of self.
One teacher states, He says that technology has led to a “balkanization of their focus and duration of stamina,” and that schools make the problem worse when they adopt the technology"
Many students would rather read a quick article online or watch a video because it is immediate gratification.