Recently, I had a conversation with a teacher about students’ attention span.
Teacher A: You have used technology to engage students, which will definitely help students focus on the subject. You know the learning style of this generation is really different. They need technology. The attention span is short….
Me: They need technology? Attention span is short? ….
Technology makes the lessons more interesting. I acknowledge that technology will definitely help to improve students’ engagement, collaboration, and creativity….and they live in this digital era as digital natives. They will need to learn the skills.
But my question is, has our students’ attention span been decreased or increased in decades? why? Technology or teaching approaches( activities)? Does technology do the right thing?
If technology makes a short attention span, we use technology to improve their attention?
How to improve their attention span?
There are many web 2.0 tools to create a digital story. I have never created a meme so I would like to give it a try. I used Quickmeme to generate pictures and google some quotes.
In a classroom: