Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, "You're So Distracted You Probably (Don't) Think This Session is About You" with special guest presenter, Jason Neiffer.

February 11, 2017

00:13 Peggy George
We have some great resources in our Livebinder for today about digital distraction and multitasking (including research)

00:14 - Peggy George
great question Trish!

00:28 - @plnaugle (Paula)
When at home. I'm online very often.

00:47 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Twitter can be my biggest distraction.

01:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Peg V.

01:40 - Peg Volak
Hello, everyone!

01:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
@paula- that's why I no longer spend a lot of time on twitter- giant time suck! I do a couple chats/week and call it good.

03:39 - @bcdtech Maureen

03:43 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Welcome Gary.

03:54 - Peggy George
Hi Kim T! So glad you could join us!

03:59 - Peg Volak
Multi-tasking is making a cake and listening to Classroom 2.0 Live!

04:05 - Peggy George
Hi Peg V! Great to see you!

04:11 - Peggy George
haha Peg!

04:27 - Peggy George
I think I multitask in my sleep :-)

04:27 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Doesn't research says that we really can't multi-task?

04:29 - Peg Volak
Hello, Peggy!

04:31 - Dejan Kreculj
Multi-tasking ... like me :)

04:46 - @bcdtech Maureen
Altho I can listen to an audio book and do other things at the same time- as long as they are brainless things. Cannot work on school work and listen to audio book, but can do dishes, vacuum, weed, etc

05:06 - Kim T AZ 3
I am multitasking right now...doing hair and getting ready to head out :)

05:15 - Susie @shighley
You can only consciously devote attention to one thing at a time

05:16 - Peggy George
I couldn't live without my technology!

05:33 - @bcdtech Maureen
Agree Susie- cognitive overload strikes again!

05:34 - Virginia McGregor
when I moved the chat box, I couldn't type so I had to move back to left.

05:38 - Peggy George
@Kim T which part of that requires your brain? :-)

06:11 - Kim T AZ 3

06:30 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Virginia, sometimes when the presenter is changing slides I get a lag when trying to type, but it is very brief.

06:32 - Eileen Lennon
My kids insist they work better if they can listen to music while they work.

06:36 - Peggy George
Paula, research definitely says we are not more productive when multitasking!

06:51 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Eileen- I think that's true for some, but not all kids

06:51 - Virginia McGregor
Okay, yes now working.

07:02 - Peggy George
We have some great resources in our Livebinder for today about digital distraction and multitasking (including research)

07:03 - Eileen Lennon
I agree Maureen.

07:08 - Susie @shighley
We have a real problem with students listening to music during school work. Some teachers use it as a reward

07:11 - Peggy George

07:47 - Peggy George (Information Overload Day, Oct. 20, 2016)

07:51 - Susie @shighley
Marking it on my calendar for next October

07:58 - Peggy George
me too Susie!

08:04 - @bcdtech Maureen
I guess not owning a cell phone makes life easier for me :-)

08:08 - Peggy George (CNN: Happy Information Overload Day!)

08:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
When at a conference I usually have three devices going at once.

08:36 - Peggy George
LOL Paula!! me too!!

08:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Sava and welcome.

08:41 - Eileen Lennon
Is it always October 20th? I'm jumping on that this year.

08:51 - Peggy George

09:01 - @bcdtech Maureen
Paula- I have my kindle, my ipad and a laptop or 2 - but no cell- no constant interruptions

09:37 - Peggy George

10:12 - Peggy George (Video: Hitchcock's Ninja Cat comes closer without moving)

10:27 - Eileen Lennon
I'm allergic to cats. I can't watch this.

10:53 - Susie @shighley
Library Journal and SLJ's Digital Shift last fall did a great job of addressing this too. Fascinating

11:12 - Peggy George
thanks for that link Susie! I'll add it to the Livebinder!

11:24 - Virginia McGregor
I recall some bit of info that watching cat videos releases stress.

11:34 - Eileen Lennon
The site is under construction?

11:40 - Peggy George
if any of you have other links related to digital distraction please share them in the chat so we can add them to the Livebinder

12:11 - Peggy George

12:17 - Susie @shighley
Sorry, correct link is

12:21 - @bcdtech Maureen
Feeling out of it... don't do Instagram at all... have cut down social media that I find distracting.

12:29 - Eileen Lennon
Thank you!

12:33 - Susie @shighley
Now to pay full attention to Jason

12:47 - Peggy George
so much has changed in really a very short amount of time!

13:15 - Peggy George
love seeing that Mac laptop!!

13:49 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Wow! Amazing to see how far we've come.

14:13 - Peggy George (Video: The Brain Cannot Multitask from John Media Brain Rules )

14:20 - Eileen Lennon
I show my students actual floppy disks, they're fascinated.

14:47 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Eileen- the computer I have to use at school has a 3.5 floppy drive. :>(

14:57 - Peggy George
there are so many kinds of tech we used to use that kids today have never experienced

15:07 - Eileen Lennon
Awesome Maureen!

15:47 - Peggy George
that is a great example!!

17:10 - Peggy George
This is a really interesting site I found. (Digital Distraction Test)

17:11 - @bcdtech Maureen
I guess I don't get the urge to be connected 24/7.

17:26 - Peggy George,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf (Marc Prensky: Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants-Part 1)

17:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I adopted Kathy Schrock's term - I'm a Digital Pioneer.

17:51 - Peggy George
All of these links are in our Livebinder:

17:55 - @bcdtech Maureen
I don't believe that

18:01 - Peggy George
Hi Laura! Welcome!

18:09 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Laura and welcome.

18:13 - Peggy George
I like that term Paula :-)

18:14 - Laura Antichi
Hi, Peggy

18:29 - Eileen Lennon
My students are natives, but stay in their lane.

18:39 - Peggy George
Welcome Joan Kane! So glad you could join us!

18:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
Information rich and experience poor

18:54 - Joan Kane
Thnaks, Peggy!

19:04 - Eileen Lennon
Exactly Maureen

19:13 - Peggy George
@Maureen what was it that you didn't believe??

19:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
dig natives are better at multi- tasking

19:37 - Peggy George (Millennials as Digital Natives: Myths and Realities)

19:55 - Peggy George
aha! thanks.

19:59 - Eileen Lennon
Multi-tasking, but less acquiring true knowledge?

20:35 - Peggy George
the MIT multitasking research back a number of years was fascinating!

20:45 - Eileen Lennon
Don't we all turn down the radio if we're driving and lost? We need to focus when we need to concentrate.

20:51 - Peggy George (The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress)

20:52 - @bcdtech Maureen
I don't think it's a generational thing at all. It's a brain thing- humans- even student humans- cannot carry that load successfully

21:21 - Eileen Lennon
AAAAHHHH! That's a really scary idea.

21:31 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Eileen- I still remember the icy drives to school and my kids learning quickly to be absolutely quiet!

21:41 - Peggy George
John Medina's book is really excellent! Brain Rules

22:13 - Eileen Lennon
Our attention spans are suffering because of this also.

23:01 - Eileen Lennon
My students don't stick with a topic for very long, because they don't have to They aren't practicing it.

23:36 - Peggy George
interesting point Eileen!

23:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
It's an important theory to balance the load when you are making a presentation. Audio and video help, but also distract- a balancing act to meet all modality needs and not overload

23:52 - Peggy George
balance is the key :-)

24:00 - @bcdtech Maureen
agree Peggy

24:16 - Eileen Lennon
I've already done my yoga today, I'm all balanced up. :)

24:40 - Peggy George (Does Smartphone Overuse Create Anxiety?)

24:52 - Peggy George Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds)

25:08 - Peggy George (MSU: Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores)

25:32 - Peggy George
Eileen, I love your sense of humor!! :-)

25:34 - @bcdtech Maureen
I used to be on twitter so much- felt like 24/7- didn't want to miss a thing... kind of like freshman 1st semester feeling- gotta do it all. Now I don't- more selective and yes- I'm sure I miss stuff

25:55 - Eileen Lennon
Thank you Peggy!

26:14 - Eileen Lennon
Twitter has been compared to trying to drink from a fire hose.

26:25 - Peggy George (Digital Responsibility: Digital Distraction)

26:42 - Peggy George
Hi Wes! Thanks for popping in! Jason is doing a super job!! :-)

27:00 - Virginia McGregor
Maybe I'll just crow and not tweet.

27:06 - Peggy George

27:08 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I'm glad to join :-)

27:09 - @bcdtech Maureen
I think I passed my no 24/7 gene on to my kids... one in AK off the grid, another volunteers in national parks all summer- mostly off the grid

27:16 - Eileen Lennon
I have software on my classroom computer that monitors all my students' workstations. I see how quickly the students try to drift off to other sites.

27:18 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
very interested in this topic!

27:46 - Peggy George (Conquering Digital Distraction)

28:21 - Peggy George
using IFTTT is a great suggestion!! we don't have to manually handle everything! (if this then that)

28:47 - Eileen Lennon
I turn off notifications from text chats that go on all day with groups of people.

28:48 - Peggy George
your family is really unique Maureen!

29:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
thanks for choosing unique over weird, Peggy!

29:23 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I still need many calendar notifications though for meetings! I rely on those

29:23 - Peggy George
I turn off the sound for almost all notifications. So I'm not distracted if I'm not looking at my phone.

29:37 - Peggy George
I do too Wes!

30:13 - Eileen Lennon
I do have notification for my class schedule so I know when my class is ending in ten minutes.

30:17 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
good point about handling angry parent emails at night

30:28 - Peggy George
excellent point!!! sometimes you need time to cool off, reflect before you respond

30:46 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I have text notifications for emails from the 3 top admins at our school, and our headmaster's assistant

30:51 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I do not take my phone upstairs in my house. It is my "distraction free" zone, especially while sleeping.

31:06 - Eileen Lennon is a text messaging tool that you can set specific hours when you're available and when you're not.

31:31 - Peggy George
great tip Eileen!

31:56 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I set the 'do not disturb' time on my iPhone... still allows texts and calls from our family in my 'favorites' list tho

32:01 - Peg Volak
What was the name of it...IFT?

32:12 - @bcdtech Maureen

32:17 - Eileen Lennon
Good idea Wes, thank you.

32:19 - Peggy George (Attention as Currency)

33:16 - Eileen Lennon
Now you're scaring me Jason.

33:24 - Peggy George
I wonder if there's a correlation between "hoarding" and "multitasking"? Never wanting to miss something??

33:31 - @bcdtech Maureen
I guess living in the sticks with no cable, no TV and choosing no cell phone is a good choice :_)

33:33 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Peg V., you create a recipe in IFTTT on how and when you want to be notified -

33:36 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I'll drop that link :-)

33:41 - Peggy George
thanks Wes!!

34:12 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Ex-Googler slams designers for making apps addictive like 'slot machines' (Business Insider, 25 May 2016)

34:16 - Peggy George

34:52 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
we tried having a 'kitchen charging station' at home but had lots of protests from our kids... (of course) didn't stick with it...

35:07 - Eileen Lennon
The administration has caught some teachers on their phone during class time, so it's a good idea to put it out of eyesight.

35:29 - Peggy George
I've also heard you shouldn't even have your phone out on the table on vibrate when you are out to dinner with friends. It tells them you're not completely with them. Do you agree?

35:44 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
that's the design process!

36:07 - Eileen Lennon
I've heard of rules for friends at dinner. All phones in the middle of the table and whoever grabs their phone first has to pay the bill.

36:10 - Peggy George Common Sense Education: Teaching Strategies for Dealing with Digital Distraction in the Classroom)

36:23 - Peggy George
good strategy Eileen!

36:41 - Peggy George (Carl Hooker: 5 Ways to Help Kids Rein in Digital Distractions)

37:02 - Peggy George (Etale-Bernard Bull: Helping Students Manage Digital Distractions in the Classroom and Beyond)

37:31 - Peggy George
great idea! invite students to help create the "rules"

37:49 - Peggy George (Katrina Schwartz: Age of Distraction: Why it’ Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus)

38:16 - Peggy George
I totally agree with not banning devices! Cutting off your nose to spite your face...

38:45 - Peggy George (Mary Beth Hertz: Striking a Balance, Digital Tools and Distraction in School)

38:57 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
like addressing other kinds of addiction: recognize & admit I have a problem!

39:13 - Peggy George
is there a 12-step program for digital distraction? :-)

39:16 - Eileen Lennon
Hi, this is my first meeting of Distractors Anonymous...I

39:42 - Eileen Lennon
I'm working my way through the twelve steps and acknowledging I'm distracting is my first step.

40:03 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My name is Paula Naugle and I'm a distracted device user. LOL

40:17 - Peggy George
hahaha Paula!

40:17 - Eileen Lennon
Welcome Paula..

40:19 - @bcdtech Maureen
My school has achieved this by not providing enough bandwidth

40:36 - Peggy George
had never heard the term Apples Up. Clever.

41:09 - Peggy George
that is an awesome image (for lots of things)!!

41:37 - Eileen Lennon
How heavy is the single rock on the right side?

41:55 - Peggy George
if you have questions for Jason please type them in the chat and Lorie will ask him at the end of his presentation.

42:25 - Peggy George
recognizing you have a problem--step 1!!

42:54 - Peggy George
excellent advice! ask your kids or other loved ones if they think you are distracted digitally.

43:03 - Eileen Lennon
I'm on Step 2, trying to make amends with people I've not paid attention to when I should have.

43:25 - Peggy George
love that step Eileen!

43:55 - Peggy George
that kind of action plan seems very manageable

44:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
Altho I say I'm not distracted I have actually had 2 webinars on different devices at the same time.... hmmm

44:21 - Hala Fawzi
Thank you for a thought provoking session

44:22 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
in the typically authoritarian culture of school, striking a balance between total non-use and freedom can be challenging, but agree is needed

44:25 - Peggy George
true confession Maureen! me too :-)

44:31 - Eileen Lennon
How they heck are you listening to two webinars at the same time?

44:41 - @bcdtech Maureen

44:42 - Peggy George
Fantastic presentation Jason!!!

44:47 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thank you, Jason. You have definitely given me some food for thought. :)

45:01 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Eileen- no listening to either well

45:44 - Eileen Lennon
You need to get to a DA meeting, stat.

45:46 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Are there any good self-surveys out there for classroom teachers to use with students on this topic?

45:46 - Virginia McGregor
I overheard a couple of math teachers talking and they are having problems with the cell phones. One said that the administrator gave support to his rules. The other said that he did not have that support at his school.

46:49 - Virginia McGregor
HIgh school teachers seem to be having some issue from what I overheard. Isn't this more of a problem in middle school and secondary schools?

46:50 - Peggy George
I think unless you're anticipating an emergency call you don't really need to have your phone out on the table.

46:52 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Our headmaster just did some great modeling at our faculty meeting this week, he announced "Unless you are taking notes with your device, please put it away during our meeting." Much better than previous default "put all your devices away!"

47:00 - Eileen Lennon
A survey would be a great idea, thanks Wes.

47:20 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I know that during lunch time at school teachers are very into checking out their Facebook, Instagram stream etc.

47:37 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I wonder if Common Sense media has an available survey that teachers can use...

47:39 - Peggy George
that's a good strategy Wes!

47:52 - Eileen Lennon
Are we distracted in this chat room from actually listening to Jason?

48:03 - @plnaugle (Paula)
In my district, I can definitely tell when lunch time starts at HS and MS because there is an Internet lag.

48:14 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
@eileen yes but distractions are always a challenge!

48:50 - Peggy George
Wes, I posted this survey in the Livebinder. (Digital Distraction Test)

49:09 - Peggy George
surveys could definitely help to raise awareness

49:13 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks Peggy

49:35 - Eileen Lennon
I'm definitely using this survey in my class, thanks Peggy!

49:41 - Peggy George
oh yes!! scenario is a great approach!

50:23 - @wfryer Wes Fryer

50:29 - Peggy George
very helpful answer Jason!!

50:39 - Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!!

50:41 - Joan Kane
Interesting topic! Thanks.

51:03 - Peggy George
We have some awesome shows coming up! Come back as often as you can or check out the recordings later. :-)

51:09 - Eileen Lennon
I'm thinking that keeping the open tabs to five or less might be another tactic.

51:14 - Hala Fawzi
Thank you and bye all

51:16 - Peggy George
not at ISTE

51:20 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Thanks so much Jason! This was great & I'm going to go back to the archive on this one.

51:24 - Jason Neiffer
thanks everyone for all of the extra links! i can't wait to integrate all of the other information in my presentations and trainings!!!

51:42 - Peggy George
The recording for today's show will be posted in a few hours.

51:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thank you!

51:54 - Peggy George (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon.)

52:04 - Peggy George (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

52:08 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks everyone! Great job as always - Live Classroom 2.0 rocks!

52:19 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

52:36 - Peggy George
The survey should pop up when you log out. But the link is also in the Livebinder.

52:53 - Peggy George
Thank you Patti for doing our PD certificates!!! Really appreciated!!

52:53 - Peg Volak
Thank you!

53:01 - Laura Antichi
:)Thank you

53:06 - Peggy George
Thank you so much Jason!!!!