Thursday, May 15, 2014

Destination: Attention

Image: Shamelessly lifted from Facebook.
Smart phones have brought the whole world into classrooms and other face-to-face meetings, putting the pressure on all of us to be interesting, second-by-second. Where we might once have competed with daydreams, comic books, passed notes, inside jokes, or other sources of distraction, we now compete with the WHOLE WORLD being carried in the pockets of our students or coworkers.

Who can compete with that? Sometimes, not even the WHOLE WORLD itself!

See my Dose of Distraction post for more snarky humor and serious discussion of attention in a distracted age.

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