Friday, November 2, 2012

Technology Causing Short Attention Span

Teachers are saying that students that play video games and watch too much TV are developing short attention spans.  Ms. Hope Molina-Porter says that teachers are part of the reason attention spans are getting shorter, because teachers are changing their lessons for students with short attention spans.  Vicky Rideout is a researcher  who has found that children and teenagers from ages 8 to 18 spend twice as much time on their electronics than at school.  Around 75% of 2,462 teachers say that computers help students to find resources for reports.  Though, nearly 90% of the same teachers say that electronics make students easily distracted.  If you want to read the full article on the New York Times click here.

If you want to test your attention span watch the video below.

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