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New Study: Computers make kids dumber
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[quote:DrDre:MV81MDgxNV8yNTIwODc0X0ZCMUQ5OEFF] I hate to say this but math basics are the root cause of this problem. In high school I was taught to do interpolation with paper and pencil. Do the Math means understanding the basic principles by practice and mental sweat.Using computers and calculators to get the answer by pressing a sequence of buttons and imputing the neccessary data is not knowledge. Its data entry. [/quote]
Huh? This news story made me feel dumber, it keeps twisting and turning the info.
link to www.theregister.co.uk
Study: PCs make kids dumber
By Robin Lettice
Published Tuesday 7th December 2004 18:42 GMT
Students who use computers frequently at school perform worse than their peers at maths and reading.
Those using computers several times a week performed "sizeably and statistically significantly worse" than those who used them less often.
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