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Why Tech Gimmicks Are Poor Teaching Tools

by Paul Barnwell; from Education Week I remember feeling like a rebellious trailblazer when I first asked my 8th grade students to take out their cell phones for a class activity [using Poll Everywhere, a Web texting service]. I was the cool teacher, seeing beyond anachronistic cell phone bans and bringing 21st-century learning into the […]
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Do We Learn Better on Paper?

from TheBuildNetwork.com, 7/17/13 For a large number of both personal and work-related uses our brains may actually be hard-wired to respond better to information printed on paper. A study conducted by Winona State University psychologists found that college students who use laptops in class spend nearly one-fourth of a 75-minute class “multitasking” (some of those tasks […]
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