After watching the video about- Single Tasking Is The New Multitasking, I was like, wow! This is me. I never realized before that how much time I spent on a single task to complete. I believe this is not an individual problem. Instead, it is more like everyone’s problem. Though I do not see this as a problem as we could get the chance to explore more. However, to some extent, a little more curiosity may lead us in a completely different direction. Therefore in my perspective, it ultimately depends on person to person. However, I am entirely on the side of multitasking. There are maybe many terms, definitions, and examples that are not clear to me before proceeding with any particular task, which can be cleared out with the help of technology. So in my case, it helps, and technology is productive.
According to Singer, we could see the example of an 11-year-old child who is familiar with Google docs, and she prefers Google Docs as she says, “Nowadays, we can just do it in Google Docs”. So, technology is not alien to them, and they love using it. As an educator and being observed these, I saw my students being productive using technology many times, and most importantly, they never missed deadlines. So, even if they are browsing so many things at a time and taking more time for one task, that shouldn’t be any concern as they could finally end up submitting their work on time. The teachers, however, should lead the students to the usage of technology in a proper way. Sheninger says, “Making sure that the infrastructure is ready to support a full rollout is imperative,” he says. To prepare teachers, start with a series of questions: “Focus on the why. Why will a suite of tools help us meet the goals that we’ve set for our students? Focus on the why first; then, the how; and finally, the what,” Sheninger says, Robust professional development helps make the pedagogical shift easier on everyone, he adds. One final piece of the puzzle — parents — might sound surprising. He said, “Make sure parents are educated as to why and how students are going to be using these tools to support their learning,” This is also very important to as well, as I faced these kinds of a problem last year, especially the beginning of the pandemic.
Finally, Sheninger says, “With full support at home as well as inside the classroom, students can thrive as they build their digital skills, one lesson at a time”. The is one holistic idea to lead the students to the right direction.