Just Blame Your Phone for it All
Ever noticed that many problems are because of your phone?
PHONES ARE OVER THE TOP DISTRACTING!
PHONES ARE GETTING MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORK
Media is a big distraction especially when it comes to school work. Lots of time you use your phone or computer to help out with your school work, but usually you find something that is more interesting so you get off topic. Once your off topic, you might get some notification of people communicating with you so then you start talking to them. After about 30 minutes, you realize that your off topic and have to get back to your school work. Media is a great way of getting you off task and drawn in like a drug addiction. In the link below it shows that cell phones are too distracting to be used in the classroom. "Students use (cellphones) to text or communicate with friends. It's a great communication tool, not necessarily an educational tool," said Zane Schwartz, a student trustee with the Toronto District School Board who is in Grade 12 at Leaside High School (Rushowy). This is a very true statement that is true for even the kids in middle school not just high schoolers.
SOLUTIONS TO PHONES DISTRACTING YOU WHILE YOU WORK
A solution to this would be to turn off your notifications to help you from wanting to communicate with your friends instead of doing your work. Without seeing those notifications you should be able to stay on topic and not know if your friends are trying to reach out to you. This would also help you focus and not have other thoughts about what’s going on right now with other. Phones distracting people during their work is earning bad grades because they get so distracted by other people communicating with them. If you turn off your notifications though, you won't know if someone is talking to you. Another thing you could do is to set out a time where you can't use your phone for social media; this would help you work without a distraction too and know that after you work you can use your social media again. This is the best solution that you could possibly do though would to have self control. This would help you stop yourself from getting off topic as much because you know that you need to do your school work before social media.
On his Phone Instead of Working
We get sucked into our phone and forget about the homework we still have to do.
Texting and Driving... Yikes!
Texting and driving is the leading cause to car crashes.
Working with Media
Sometimes though, if you don't get into sucked into other stuff, you can use media to help you.
On his Phone Instead of Working
PHONES ARE A DRIVEN DISTRACTION
SOLUTIONS TO TEXTING AND DRIVING
CLOSING UP THE DISTRACTIONS OF PHONES
ABC News. ABC News Network, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.
Hanes, Stephanie. "Report: Cell phone distraction causes one in four US car crashes; The report puts the number of car crashes caused by cell phone use and texting at 1.6 million - one million more than previously thought. A new advocacy group against 'distracted driving' is patterned after Mothers Against Drunk Driving." Christian Science Monitor 12 Jan. 2010. Student Resources in Context. Web. 17 Dec. 2015
Rushowy, Kristin. "There Text Tools, but Not Teachers." Toronto Star. Newspaper Source, n.d. Web.