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Are computers in the classroom negatively effecting young students ability to absorb and retain information in the classroom

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Are computers in the classroom negatively effecting young students ability to absorb and retain information in the classroom
i want to explore the lack of hand writing in the classroom vs academic standards. kids do not barely write notes anymore.. information is told to them to be found on online systems for reference such as "e- class" my son struggles to get through his writting homework , he is in all gifted classes but barely do they have homework and i feel like he is almost uncomfortable and definitely not confident when it comes to his literal basic ability to write.
i think today's young students will struggle to have the attention span for putting the time into school work and into writing and researching later on in higher education because of it

Answered By: Micki Waldrop
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2018     Views: 0

Hi Theresa,

Thank you for your question; it's a big topic so first recommend narrowing down your topic. Maybe first look at handwriting in elementary school as a starting place.

I recommend going to the Education LibGuide at: https://libguides.brenau.edu/c.php?g=684058&p=4834473

Select the Articles tab on the left side of the screen and then choose the Education Source database in the Articles box. Once there construct your search like this: handwriting AND education AND elementary. I would limit your results using the tools to the left of the page and select Full Text, Scholarly, and then limit your findings to 2000 - 2018. I found at least one article that I think you will find helpful: Education, Digitization and Literacy training: A historical and cross-cultural perspective. 

I hope this information is helpful for your research!

Best,

Micki

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