Or, the original PBS on the Digital Nation
Muti-tasking is a myth: Evidence abounds in texts such as Brain Rules
. Students who are multi-tasking make more mistakes and take longer to complete tasks. That doesn't mean that technology doesn't have a place in the classroom. Rather, it means that good teaching still involves creating learning opportunities and guiding students to the tools they need when they need them. At times, the best instruction with the use of 1:1 computers might be "Tops down". While our kids can't multi-task, they often can use technology fluently. Having the right tech available when we have created the need (think project based learning) is a huge asset. The right task at the right time, with the right tech.