Is paper better to use than computers in schools? - Coggle Diagram
Is paper better to use than computers in schools?
Using paper at school for work is more effective than using technology devices.
Argument #3 Develop or improve hand skills
Fine Motor skills.
Argument #2 Distractions
Chats with other students.
Argument #1 Students retain more information from notes when writing them on paper instead of a computer.
Writing is slower than typing so you can only write down the important stuff in your own words which helps with learning.
Since typing is easier and faster than handwriting you might think it is the best option but it actually isn't. Since typing is so fast, you can start typing in auto mode without thinking too much.
A study done in 2013 done by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer showed that people writing notes on paper did better on tests than using a computer.
In Maryland in 2014-2015 85% of students that did the PARCC test on paper scored proficient or advanced while the people who did the test on computer, only 76% percent of students scored proficient or advanced.
Alberta Education supports the use of technology in schools, however, there are no guidelines to when technology should be used and when paper is a better option.
History and Background
Paper has been used in education for way longer than electronic technologies thus we know more about the learning process with paper than with computers making paper more reliable.
One generation ago schools only used paper but now over 55% of students from k-12 use electronic technologies every day at schools in the U.S