Is technology a distraction?

This blog post originally appeared on the Education Innovating blog run by Education Evolving from 2010 to 2011. It has now been merged into our main blog.

In this blog post for the Citizens League policy organization Education|Evolving associate Kim Farris-Berg questions a recent study that technology leads to distraction, and thus away from learning.

Ultimately, she argues, teens choose whether or not to participate in an activity. If they are distracted, what is the cause? Perhaps a school environment that is more engaging—that gives students higher levels of responsibility—could be a constructive step forward.

Image: New York Times

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