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Research Links Tablets and Lower Reading Scores

By Net Assets posted 10 days ago


(From Hechinger Report) Recent evidence indicates that technology in schools isn’t boosting student achievement. The Reboot Foundation has shown a negative tie between the use of tablets in schools and fourth- and eighth-grade reading scores. The correlation was true across school income levels. Meanwhile, some types of computer use among older students may be beneficial — math scores didn’t deteriorate as much as computer usage increased. While ultimate outcomes are unclear, the research may prompt schools to pay more attention to how they are using technology.

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