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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Turn off your computer, phone, pad and listen in class....you just might learn something!

"Consider the common practice of students blogging, networking, or tweeting while listening to a speaker....The most important reason to stop multitasking so much isn't to make me feel respected, but to make you exist. If you listen first, and write later, then whatever you write will have had time to filter through your brain, and you'll be in what you say. This is what makes you exist. If you are only a reflector of information, are you really there?"


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that when I am on the computer I have a really hard time listening to my kids or even having a conversation on the phone. I agree with this article we need to stop paying attention to network and start paying attention to real life around us. Gwen Dennett com 101 sec 4522

Anonymous said...

People who are focused on something else in class, weather that's technology related or just plain day-dreaming, they really aren't 'there.' Also they might as well not be there: obviously there's something more important they have to do and it is a distraction and an example to other students.
-Nicole H.

Katrin Clyde said...

When your focused on texting or blogging it's hard to focus on anything else very well. Plus, it's very disrespectful to the teacher and makes it seem like you don't care about the material being covered in class.