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Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

Digital Devices 1/19/2013 10:21:00 AM Digital Devices  Study found that students who took notes on a laptop got a full letter grade lower than those who took notes by hand o Students were given three tests, were told of these results after each test and when the laptop note-takers ceased taking notes with their laptops, their test scores rose o When this study was presented to teachers, they believed it was because drawing arrows or diagrams engaged the brain more than typing o Students said it was because the laptop users were getting distracted by Facebook and other things they can do during class  Research was conducted over two semesters to see the effects of technology on students in lectures o The first semester study looked at the use of laptop computer while the other looked at the use of cell phones o In-class observat
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