the educational technology journal

Vol 20|No 3|January 2011

Combating Mental Brownout in the Classroom

by Jeff King, Ed.D.

Research shows that "paying attention" to more than one thing at a time results in a '"mental brownout" — decreased brain power allocated to either of the two things than the brain power available when focusing on a single task or topic.

Digital Classroom Pedagogy 101
By Jamie McKenzie

The value, pertinence and utility of various digital devices will vary according to the goals and the mode of learning established by teacher and class. Sometimes abundance serves learning well. At other times, it is best to go unplugged and disconnected.

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