I chose to simply copy and paste the article into a word document and save it as a PDF file in Adobe. My first challenge was attempting to figure out how to annotate the article, but that was easily solved when I figured out that I needed to use the "Comments" tab and not the "Tools" tab on Adobe.
Once I found the tool that would let me highlight and add notes, I was definitely past the hard part. As I read, I came to notice that I was highlighting passages that I felt connected to or that surprised me. This process made me more aware of the information I was reading, allowing me to "read deeply", as Konnikova would say. I especially connected to these two passages:
The first passage made me think about how distracting technology can be in general. I mean, if I'm being honest, I definitely took a couple of Facebook breaks while reading this article. I liked the second passage because it does not look to place the blame of distraction solely on technology, but on the tendency of the reader to be distracted.
It's not necessarily technology's fault that reading online tends to be more difficult for some people; instead it is the simple fact that we don't understand how to successfully read online yet, but we can learn. Just by reading and annotating this article, I found that I'm less distracted when I'm reading the article in Adobe and not on the Internet, because there are no ads to distract me or open tabs to social media to tempt me. After reading this article and trying some new methods myself, I'm optimistic that understanding our behaviors and learning how to adapt to online reading will lead to better comprehension on materials via modern technology and, as a result, a better education.