I’m offering up to 50 points extra credit for all students who read and summarize the linked articles. In the first article I am interested in your take on the use of technonology in the classroom, particularly the efficacy of “multitasking.”

Study: If You Multitask Often, You’re Impulsive and Bad at Multitasking

In the second article I am particularly interested in knowing what you learned about the effect of technology use in the classroom on those in proximity to the technology user, and comment on the label that has been given to this: “Second Hand Technology.”

“Laptop mulititasking hinders classroom learning.”

Finally, here’s an article that describes some research indiciating writing notes by hand is more effective than typing in helping students learn.

Writing helps you remember things better than typing