Their data suggest that about 9 of every 10 students (86 percent) are texting during class. Until recently my own students showed enough self-command to abstain from texting in class. I’ve been teaching device-free or what I call hands-free classes for 19 years -- ever since my first job as an assistant professor of economics.
The popularity of text-messaging has long been given as one of the main reasons why cellphones are a distraction in the classroom. If students are texting, they're not paying attention. Texting is often viewed as the new form of passing notes in the back of the class. The assumption is, of course, that this SMS communication is always off-topic.
If you are leading a class and imagine that students seem more distracted than ever by their digital devices, it's not your imagination. And they aren't just checking their e-mail a single time. A new study has found that more than 90 percent of students admit to using their devices for non-class activities during class times.
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My next major question is: who are you texting for 60 minutes? I have sat through colleague's classes and watched students text for the entire duration of a class -- even during engaging lectures. My first thought is always, where and what are these people on the other end of those text messages doing at 2 p.m. on a Thursday?
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During class, shift your weight as though you were getting a sore behind, and as you do, slide the phone out of your pocket. You now have two options. Either pretend to get something out of your bag, or text with it at your side. If you aren't confident about blind texting the first maneuver is for you. Announce that you can't find something.