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    Distraction In Classroom

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    “Digital Distractions in the Classroom: Student Classroom Use of Digital Devices for Non-Class Related Purposes” is an article explaining the findings of Bernard McCoy; faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In his article, McCoy has pointed out many studies that showcase the rapid growth of technology use amongst young adults as well as the increase of use and availability of technology for students. The use of technology can be a great educational tool in the classroom but when used for non-educational purposes the technology is detrimental to student learning. This study looked to reinforce other studies that the use of digital devices such as, “smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers” (McCoy 1) for non-class purposes…

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    Distraction, which is preventing someone from giving their full attention, is part of being a human being. Humans are constantly being distracted from anything from social media and entertainment to a flying insect. We seem to be focusing on more of entertainment and distractions instead of listening to a lecture. Lecture are quite exhausting as students have to divert their focus onto lecture, while taking notes to study for exams. Thus, distraction is a key role in negatively affecting…

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    Leading Distraction

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    I sit here, writing this essay, trying to avoid anything that will distract me. I succeed in some areas, I am away from my friends, and in a quiet place. One distraction that I can’t avoid is necessary in my everyday life, and it is how I will complete this assignment. I use technology constantly, and could not imagine my life without it. I can’t even comprehend how generations before ours grew up without it. Seriously, how were tasks completed in the 60’s, and our parents must have been bored…

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    Technology And Distraction

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    Distraction Distractions are the first major theme we developed from our research. Two studies conducted experiments that found a correlation between student’s homework, technology, and distraction. A study completed by Junco examined the usage of Facebook between different University class ranks (grade), the time spent multitasking with Facebook, and activities completed on Facebook (Junco, 2014). The experimenter investigates three questions related to the correlation between Facebook and…

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    Distractions Behind Wheel

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    DISTRACTIONS: Behind the Wheel Distractions behind the wheel have become such a big problem for people driving on the roads today. They come from several different sources and can become life threatening. It is most important to limit all distractions while driving, whether those distractions come from the passengers in the car, electronic devices or mental distractions. Being distracted in the car can be dangerous and result in the loss of a life. There are ways a driver can eliminate…

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    Toys Cause for Distraction Education refers to any experience that creates an impression on the mind.(citation?) One of the best ways of learning is through experience. Experiences leaves an impression on the mind that shapes an individual’s general character, attitudes, and habits or skills. Essentially, experiences influence how someone perceives certain material. How someone learns is unique to the individual, but distraction effects everyone commonly. Distraction is anything that prevents an…

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    Are you distracted? Maybe it's your phone or maybe you're listening to music, whatever you're doing, there is most likely at least one thing that is currently grabbing at your attention. In high schools throughout America, students are plagued with distractions that almost never stop. One of the most prevalent and detrimental distractions is technology. Technology is often misused in schools, by students. They are distracted by social media or internet games and often have a hard time focusing.…

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    Research Shows Texting in Class is a Distraction In the journal article “OMG! Texting in Class,” by Amanda Gingerich and Tara Lineweaver the researchers explained how they set up two separate experiments in order to truly be able to tell if texting in class is a distraction. For the first experiment, several students volunteered to be part of the text group that would be texting a pre-written conversation with others who also volunteered (Gingerich & Lineweaver, 2014). Before the lecture…

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    Technology has evolved tremendously in the last decade. It should be a good thing, right? We have the power to perform some of the simplest tasks in the palm of our hand. Having the functions similarly of a computer is what we call a smartphone. However, there are various controversy that debate whether this tech device has impacted us in a positive or negative manner. It may at first seem that in “In Defense of Distraction” and “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk” agree that technology is interfering…

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    The first is secondary tasks while driving, like texting, eating, reading a billboard on the side of the road. Secondary task is doing something while driving. Victoria K Lee states in Fatal Distraction; Cell Phone use while driving, it is impossible for your brain to concentrate on two tasks at the same time. The second one is circumstances to displace the driver, like turning around to put a pacifier in your baby’s mouth. At that point you are no longer in control of the vehicle. You are…

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