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3 Ways To Reduce Digital Distractions During Online Classes w/ Melissa Scatena, CEO of Scattered Solutions
Staying productive and reducing digital distractions during online classes and homework time can pose a challenge to students. Many families have students who must now complete some or all of their education online, and from home, during the pandemic. On this episode of the SmartSocial.com Podcast, Josh Ochs chats with Melissa Scatena, CEO of Scattered Solutions, about ways to reduce digital distractions during online classes.
Read Melissa's tips on our blog
Melissa suggests setting up a designated homework/homeschool space in your home to prevent distractions during online classes and homework time. Things to keep in mind:
- Try to choose a quiet space in a less busy part of the house, an environment that will naturally minimize distractions. It’s important to choose this area and stick with it
- Choose functional furniture and stock up on supplies. We suggest avoiding couches or lap desks and instead opt for a traditional desk or a small table and chair. Consider adding a soft cushion on the chair — when kids feel uncomfortable, they’re more prone to stirring and squirming, leading to distraction and disorganization. With regard to supplies, be sure to stock up on pens, pencils, and markers. We also suggest including a timer on your supplies list, which you can use to give your child a brain break for intervals of uninterrupted work
- Reserve space for a calendar and to-do list. Important, visible anchors like these will make your child’s in-house homeschool/homework space an area that encourages building on small tasks to reach larger goals
Melissa Scatena is the CEO of Scattered Solutions, an online learning platform for toddlers to teenagers.
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