Technology has brought a crucial paradox into the lives of students: The same gadgets that help them complete their work are also their biggest distraction from getting work done. Over the past few years, schools have implemented computer programs and personalized learning models. In many cases, schools have even implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) successfully to promote collaboration, time management, and overall completeness.
Teachers may not be able to control how students use their phones after school, but they can regulate how much these digital devices are used at school. According to a recent study, students believed that their teachers must be liable to control their technology usage in the classroom by ensuring that their devices are being used for purposes related to study only. The important thing worth mentioning here is that these same students (68 percent) said they were annoyed by the use of the phone in the classroom and labeled it as a common distraction.
Ironically, the use of technology in the classroom has become an integral part of learning. Plus, with the size of classrooms growing bigger than ever, monitoring technology has, as a practical matter, become challenging. Simply put, these distractions can make it challenging to get students to focus in the classroom when using tech to teach.
To minimize digital distractions in a classroom, here are four simple ways to get there with the help of instructional technology.
1. Digital Note Taking
Younger people are more assertive in their capability to multitask and do it more frequently. But, true, multitasking is a myth! We cannot pay attention to more than one thing simultaneously. For instance, reading a text while listening to their teacher’s instructions. Unsurprisingly, something gets missed. Laptops, smartphones, and tablets are very useful tools when taking notes. Unluckily, these digital devices for taking notes can cause

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