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Focusing the Digital Mind


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By Marilee Sprenger @ASCD

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Focusing the Digital Mind

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