Well, I was going to entitle this post “My Boss is a Zombie” but clearly that title has been taken. Rather than causing a “War of the Worlds” panademic with this piece, I will tell you that Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) is safe and sound… at SXSWEDU.
#BRAINZ – The Antidote Acronym: Today he offered a cure, an antidote if you will, for digital addiction in the clever form of an acronym. Let me unpack it for you… BRAINZ. How will you move from Zombie to Zen?
#BRAINZ – Follow the Curation: I don’t want to take his digital thunder… so you will have to dissect the twitter hashtag #brainz to see all of his slides, links, and resources.
I did however take his acronym and unpack it a little further for those of you that are interested – I also chose to showcase a new feature available in the Quizlet Teacher edition (voice recording).
Tips for Managing Digital Distractions: As I am a firm believer in not just documenting sessions but adding value-added resources, I have compiled a list of 25+ articles that share a slew of tips and ideas to manage digital distraction. Some of my favorites are:
- 6 Tips to Fight Distractions and Get Your Homework Done
- 25 Tips to Deal with Digital Distractions
- 7 Tips to Help You Focus in the Age of Distraction
- Which of These Digital Distractions Affect You?
- Ten Top Tips to Regain Real Control
- 10 Unconventional Habits to Live Distraction – Less
- Retrain the Brain: 3 Tips for Redirecting Office Distractions
- Digital Distraction: 8 Ways to Turn Downtime Into Learning Time
The Listly is linked here and embedded below:
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- MAGNIFICENT MONDAY: A MOTLEY OF SOCIAL POSTERS FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS
- MARVELOUS MONDAY: A MOTLEY OF APP CHALLENGES 4 ALL
- TOTALLY TECHUCATION TUESDAY
- TOTALLY TERRIFIC THOUGHT LEADERSHIP THURSDAY
- TOTALLY TERRIFIC INTEGRATION AND CELEBRATION THURSDAY
- FREEBIE FRIDAY: 50+ EDITABLE IPAD GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS AND PROJECT TEMPLATES
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