Actionable advice for parents and teachers—
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When (not) to ban laptops from classrooms

Hi, I’m Danny Oppenheimer. If laptops are banned in your child’s classroom, you may have heard of me. That’s because it was my lab that showed that students perform better when they take notes by hand than when they use laptops. Before I knew it, those studies were used as justification for laptop bans in classrooms around the country.

 

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Doing what’s best despite short-term temptations

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