Managing digital distraction v3

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  • 1. Jonathan Martin Andrei Henriksen St. Gregory College Prep Managing Digital Distraction: part of St. Gregory Digital Citizenship Bootcamp 2011
  • 2.
      • Choose a partner
      • Take turns focusing on your smartphone or laptop and ignoring the partner who is trying to talk to you.
      • How does it feel?
    Experience
  • 3.
      • How often do you tune out from a conversation to communicate with someone else digitally, either by answering email, a mobile phone, chatting via IM, tweeting, or updating your status on a social networking site(s)?
    • (5) Always (4) Often (3) Sometimes (2) Seldom (1) Never
    Complete the Digital Distraction  Self-Assessment
  • 4.
      • How often do you find it difficult to work on a single task for a long period of time without toggling between applications, windows, tabs, and other items on the computer? (5) Always (4) Often (3) Sometimes (2) Seldom (1) Never
    Self-Assess
  • 5.
      • How often do you text either while driving, in bed, or at the theater? (5) Always (4) Often (3) Sometimes (2) Seldom (1) Never
    Self-Assess
  • 6.
      • How often you typically have more than two simultaneously open items on your computer (applications, windows, documents, emails, browser tabs, etc.) while working on a single task? (5) Always (4) Often (3) Sometimes (2) Seldom (1) Never
    Self-Assess
  • 7. How often do you find it difficult to ignore a new message in your inbox or on your cellphone, even if you are busy with something else? (5) Always (4) Often (3) Sometimes (2) Seldom (1) Never Self-Assess
  • 8. Add the numbers. If you score higher than 21 , then electronic distractions may have significant negative impact on quality of your school work and even your personal life and relationships. You could benefit from pursuing tools and strategies to deal with digital distractions. Self-Assessment
  • 9.
      • How do you define it?
      • Perhaps better understood as:
        • Continuous partial attention
        • Frequent change of attention
      • What are your opinions about it?
    Multi-tasking
  • 10. The PBS Frontline Special:  Digital Nation Play
  • 11.
      • What is the message on Multi-taking?
      • What is the evidence?
      • What is your take-away?
    Discuss Digital Nation
  • 12. Two types of self-regulation tools
    • Analytical tools
    • Focusing tools
  • 13. Self-regulation tools
    • Analytics
    • Focusing tools
    • Focusing tool only
    An alternate self-control tool.
  • 14. RescueTime
  • 15. RescueTime
  • 16. RescueTime Privacy
      • Personal info not shared with anyone.
      • Only aggregate info collected – e.g. “Which day of the week do people spend the most time in front of their computer?”
      • You can delete your data (all or only certain parts of it) at any time.
      • Other users can’t see any of your data. www.rescuetime.com/privacy
  • 17. An alternate self-control  regulation tool:
    • Focusing tool only
  • 18.
      • With a partner or two, take a few minutes to write one suggestion to peers on how to better manage digital distractions, and one suggestion to teachers to reduce the problem of students being digitally distracted in class.
    Activity