Is technology making us dumb?: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

Research from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business found that we consume a lot of digital media.
Recent research from Microsoft, of all places, found that the average attention span has dropped.
That same poll from the Pew Research Center found that 77% of teachers think the internet has a “mostly positive” impact on students’ research habits.

Comprehension questions