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What multitasking does to our brains | buffer

What multitasking does to our brains | buffer | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
By Leo Widrich

"We all know this and have heard it hundreds of times. To work efficiently we have to single task. No multitasking.

"And yet, we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in front of the TV with our laptop open. We browse Twitter and Facebook, whilst sending emails, and chatting in multiple Gchat windows too. When really we should be focusing on just that one assignment, blog post, proposal or piece of code.

"So one thing is for sure, we are all aware multitasking different things at the same time makes us less efficient. Why the heck is it so hard to focus on just one thing then?

"Recently I started to develop a new work routine online, that specifically focuses on singletasking only. The results I got were amazing and I want to share more on this further down.

"To understand what actually goes on in our brains and see if it all makes sense, I went ahead and found some stunning research and answers to these questions:"
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Quite a thoughtful and helpful piece on why and how to avoid multitasking

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Collaboration

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Four Tips For Communicating Well In Nerve-Wracking Situations

Four Tips For Communicating Well In Nerve-Wracking Situations | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A group job interview. A high-stakes board meeting. A pitch to investors.
 

If you’ve been in any of these situations, you know how hard it can be to speak confidently, articulately, and convincingly. Even if you think you know your message really well, speaking becomes a lot more challenging when the stakes are high. But while you can’t exactly control the outcome, you can control how you communicate in the moment. Here's how to speak well in even the most intimidating environments.

 


Via The Learning Factor, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Ines Bieler
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 19, 4:21 PM

High stakes can make even the most confident speakers crumble. Here's how to keep it together.

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You can’t use everything you find on the web on your website. Most of the laws and rules that cover fair use and education were written well before the invention of the web. They don’t appl…

Via Marta Torán, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Ines Bieler
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Marta Torán's curator insight, January 20, 3:11 PM

Las reglas para el uso educativo de lo que encontramos en la red. Nos lo cuenta Sue Waters.

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A Better Way to Access the Camera from iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 10

A Better Way to Access the Camera from iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 10 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Ever since Apple redesigned the iOS lock screen to remove swipe-to-unlock and require users to press the Home button instead, some iPhone users have discovered that accessing the Camera from the lock screen might be a challenge. The potentially difficult scenario is this; if you press the Home button to show the locked display which you would then swipe to access the iPhone Camera from, pressing the Home button also unlocks the iPhone and skips the lock screen with the camera access. I recently ran into someone who was convinced this set of actions meant their iPhone lock screen camera wasn’t working or no longer existed, so the behavior can lead to some degree of confusion as well.

Fortunately there’s a better way to access the iPhone camera from the lock screen in iOS 10 and newer, and it doesn’t involve using the Home button at all."


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John Evans's curator insight, January 20, 10:44 AM
This is pure genius!!
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This is pure genius!!
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How to Protect Your Personal Information Online

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Runa Sandvik, The New York Times’s director of information security in the newsroom, and Nicole Perlroth, who writes about cybersecurity and privacy, answered reader questions about cybersecurity.

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