Are YOU Teaching Kids about Attentional Blink? [SLIDE]–

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:



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?


Image Credit
Untitled by Louis Rabin

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

2 thoughts on “Are YOU Teaching Kids about Attentional Blink? [SLIDE]–

  1. Bill Ferriter

    Hey Dwight,
    First, thanks for stopping by — definitely good to see you here!
    And Netsmart is a GREAT read for parents, staff and students. A real eye opener about what kinds of skills students need in order to be prepared for tomorrows world.
    Give it a look — you wont be disappointed!

  2. Dwight Carter

    Thanks, Bill,
    We’ll have to do a small group book study with parents and teachers. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Be Great,

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