Is iPad the ultimate classroom distraction?
Ever heard of someone say computers, phones, and gaming devices are a distraction to our students while they’re in class? With technology integrating more and more in tho the classroom new challenges and worries are brought to teachers battling for their students attention. The question is, how do we handle these distractions and how is it different from previous distractions? Here is a student perspective on just such a thing.
My point? No matter what is in front of me, if I lose interest in a lecture or don’t feel like paying attention I will find something to entertain me. It is the student’s responsibility to pay attention and giving them access to technology is not going to change a student’s attention span. It will simply replace passing notes, doodling on desks, and playing paper football. It is up to the teachers to keep us engaged and have us using technology like the iPad in a productive way. At least playing solitaire on my iPad doesn’t destroy school property. =P
What distracts you while your in class? I would love to know. Or if you are a teacher, what do you find distracts your students the most? Please leave a comment!