Digital Distraction

Does this student look familiar?

Does this classroom look familiar?

So you think you can multitask?
How good are you?

  • Is it multitasking (two or more tasks at once) or quickly switching?
  • Regardless, it that good for us?
  • But aren’t there some people who are good at multitasking?

What to do?

It’s all about the question: Students are capable of incredible levels of intensity?
Purpose, ownership, legacy?

To filter or not to filter…….?

  • 94% Use filtering software
  • 87% Have an acceptable use policy (AUP)
  • 73% Supervise the students while accessing the Internet
  • 27% Limit access to the Internet
  • 8% Only Allow student access to the Internet on a case-by-case basis
  • The data indicates that the majority of respondents do use filtering software, but also work through an AUP with students, or supervise student use of online content individually.

(The American Association of School Librarians (AASL). March 2012)


  • 73% of schools, all students are filtered at the same level.
  • 88% of respondents said filters are used for staff.
  • 56% of respondents said the same level of filtering is applied to students and staff alike.

(The American Association of School Librarians (AASL). March 2012)

Final Thoughts

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