Print and Paper Play a Key Role in Learning and Literacy

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Print and Paper Play a Key Role in Learning and Literacy

When you think about learning, typically you envision students at their desks putting pencil to paper, or listening to a teacher in the front of the classroom. However, today there are a variety of tools that support learning and literacy.

Around the world at an increasingly rapid pace, new classroom learning methods and tools, including digital technology, are being adopted.

Interestingly, current research reports that there are learning and retention limitations to engaging digital technology in the classroom and as a studying tool when compared to pencil and papers.

Two Sides has compiled some eye-opening facts about learning and literacy that demonstrate why print, papers and pencil remain highly effective learning tools. From handwriting, to reading, to comprehension and retention—print, papers and handwriting deliver proven benefits and continue to play an essential role in education and development.

Millennials overwhelmingly said they prefer paper. In fact, 60 out of 66 students preferred paper to computer when studying. Even though it is thought that this generation of students may have adapted to new technology, nearly everyone expressed a preference for paper, usually saying they felt they performed better when reading on paper rather than a screen. (8)

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