I don’t have a ton of time to write tonight — I’m busy preparing for a webinar on Literacy and Blogging for the Alaska Staff Development Network — but I wanted to share a concept that I picked up from Howard Rheingold’s newest book, Netsmart- How to Survive and Thrive Online.
It’s called Attentional Blink:
(click to enlarge, download and find original image credit here)
That’s important stuff, isn’t it? I know that I sure struggle to stay focused on a single task in a world where I’m surrounded by interruptions that are waiting to happen.
So what are YOU doing to teach your kids to concentrate?
Original Image Credit: Untitled by Louis Rabin
Licensed Creative Commons Attribution on February 5, 2013
Term Attentional Blink comes from P. Sven Arvidson, “A Lexicon of Attention: From Cognitive Science to Phenomenology,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2, no. 2 (2003): 99-132