Can you multi-task? or Why can’t I have my phone in class?

Students think they can do many things at a time and do them all well. There are many studies and articles out  that contradict that belief. A recent article (1/24/2015) can be found here was based on research conducted at West Point. This article (11/15/16) compares distracted web surfing to second hand smoke.

Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning… Ruminating...

More recently this research has been conducted about smartphone use (7/30/15) and teen friendships and social media (8/6/15).

 

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What do you think? Can you do homework while browsing twitter? Can you read and listen to your favorite band at the same time? Read the article that goes with this survey. For this assignment ONLY, you can have out your phone in class. Read the article and answer the questions with the survey just like you would do it for an assignment from home. Let’s see how you do with the questions and compare your results with other students.

When you are finished, post your thoughts about this topic on your Weebly blog page. Do some research and find another article that will give evidence for either pro or con the effects of multi-tasking (or both). Put this link on your weebly page.

The results of our informal survey (fall 2013) can be found by clicking here!

Here is another study from a school that banned cell phones – test scores increased 6%

Test your multitasking skill with this game and post your score on your blog. Do you think you should have scored higher or lower…or do you agree with the score.

 

 

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Final Exam Schedule

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or more than 2 absences or more than 5 tardies or no referrals

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END OF 2017-2018 FIRST SEMESTER SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Lunches Served)

Period 1 – 4 Regular schedule for all students (period 5 will not meet)

Period 6 Finals 12:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Period 7 Finals 1:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2019      (No Lunches Served)

Period 1 Finals 8:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Period 2 Finals 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.  

Period 3 Finals 10:50 a.m. – Noon

Friday, January 18, 2019       (No Lunches Served)

Period 4 Finals 8:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Period 5 Finals 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Make Up Finals* 10:50 a.m. – 12 Noon

Monday, January 21, 2019 MLK Day – No School

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Second Semester Begins

**All work must be completed by the end of your last regular class period**

What if I Google “idiot”

Today (December 12, 2018), if you Google the word “idiot” and click on images, you will see that about 2/3 of the images are of President Trump.

Yesterday (December 11, 2018) The CEO of Google,Sundar Pichai, had to go to Congress to explain why this is occuring. Watch the first 20 seconds of the video below to see the Congresswomen’s questions.  You are the CEO of Google – write a blog post explaining why you think that is the result. Be sure to think about what you know how google works – don’t be political.

Read this article about Google’s testimony to Congress yesterday. 

Run Microsoft Office on your chromebook free!

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To run Office on your chromebook free, you will need to sign up at the following link:

https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education

Enter your school e-mail and check it for a code that is required to use Office 365. Although Office 365 is not exactly like the Office 2016 version we use in class, it is very similar and you will be able to complete most of your assignments. The file format will also allow you to edit your documents on your computer in the B321 lab!

Once you have activated your account,  go to the sign-in page, https://portal.office.com

You now have access to the apps you will need in class!

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