In an age of multimedia and multitasking, we still have a lot to learn about how these activities affect students, reports the New York Times. "The literature looking at media and its impact on attentional skills is just in its infancy," said Renee Hobbs, a professor of mass media and communications at Temple University and a specialist in media literacy. And Dr. Victor C. Strasburger, a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, said, "Kids are spending an extraordinary amount of time with media," but added: "We don't really know what they pay attention to, what they...

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