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World Science Festival Video : Is Google Making Us Smarter?

World Science Festival Video : Is Google Making Us Smarter? | attention | Scoop.it
Is our increasing reliance on Google rotting our brains and turning us in to lazy halfwits? Or could search engine technology actually be exercising our brains in ways don’t fully understand yet?...
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The Innovative Educator: 7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In

The Innovative Educator: 7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In | attention | Scoop.it
More and more I am reading articles like this one Colleges worry about always-plugged-in students. In it they talk about college professors and administrators who have or are considering unplugging student’s access to the internet or banning technology altogether so students will focus. These learning institutions are moving in the wrong direction!
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The Attention Deficit Society--And What We Can Do About It | HASTAC

The Attention Deficit Society--And What We Can Do About It | HASTAC | attention | Scoop.it
I happen to believe between the maleable, plastic, ever-shaping and ever-regenerating brain there happens to be will (on a personal level), instruction (on a pedagogical level), care (on a parental level), and oversight (on an institutional level). That is, the Internet is not Godzilla and we are not the panicked, screaming, fleeing mobs in a B-movie, doing everything we can to escape but, inevitably, incapable of doing anything but succumbing to the monster who is taking over our life.
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Pay Attention, Please!

In this lesson, students examine the effects of multitasking and evaluate its impact on their own efficiency.
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The Technium: Multiplexing vs Multitasking

The Technium: Multiplexing vs Multitasking | attention | Scoop.it
Starner replied that he multiplexes rather than multitasks. Multiplexing means doing tasks that reinforce each other. For him, taking notes and having conversations are tasks that parallel and enrich each other. They are multiplexed. On the other hand, he doesn't try to manage email during a conversation or while walking down the street. That would be multitasking. "If the wearable task is directly related to the conversation, the the user's attention is not 'split' and multiplexing can be pretty effective."
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Laptops in Class « The Next Bison: Social Computing and Culture

At the first class of each semester, I raise the issue of laptops in class. Here’s my rant:
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A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus

A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus | attention | Scoop.it
What if you had to focus for at least 30 minutes on every single task that you did? Would it improve your productivity? Cal Newport takes hard focus for a test drive.
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[EN] Your Brain Can Pay Attention to Something Without You Being Aware That It's There | GAFnews

[EN] Your Brain Can Pay Attention to Something Without You Being Aware That It's There | GAFnews | attention | Scoop.it
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