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  • 1. Focusing the digital mind
    By Marilee Sprenger
    ASCD / WWW.ASCD.ORG
  • 2. Hyperconnectedness
    No longer passive Learners
    Continuous partial attention
  • 3. Provide reflection time
    Reflect on what they’ve absorbed
    Provide prompts
    Describe the learning experience
    How can you find more information
    Model Balance
  • 4. Disarm them
    OCCASIONALLY
    Encourage human to human communication
    Promote active listening
  • 5. LET them teach
    Will we ever catch up with their use of technology? Why do we need to!
    Allow students demonstrate what they know
    More than providing choice of products, means demonstrating how the use them
  • 6. Interactive white boards
    Provide something familiar – interactive screen
    Allows students to interact with content
    Promotes active learning
  • 7. Build emotional literacy
    Digital communication = efficient
    Human element still vital
    Schools offer a place were emotional literacy to be taught to support the online communication in their personal life
  • 8. Teach mindfulness
    Providing down time in an otherwise fast paced online/technological life
    Promote balance
  • 9. Encourage storytelling
    Will need to package that information into broader concepts and share it in a way that engages their listeners’ interest and emotions
    Provide opportunities for students package this information for student assignments