Can all this technology be good for growing brains?
I would like to hear from teachers, principals, parents and kids today about how good they think they are at multi-tasking. Have teachers seen a downside to the constant text messaging, Facebooking and computer use? Are students able to focus for long periods of time on one task? What do English papers or complex math problems look like these days? Are they more riddled with errors because kids are trying to do their math and write their papers while they text and use Facebook? Or do teachers believe students are able to process information more quickly? Do some children benefit? Here's a New York Times piece to get your thoughts started. Warning: the story is long so you will have to focus for an extended period of time. Can you read it from start to finish without interruption?