On the one hand, it might seem like laptops have improved the classroom experience. Everything is in one spot, you can back up your notes, typing doesn’t hurt your hands as much, and you could argue that you use less paper. But do you learn more?
Both students and teachers can benefit from a bunch of new psychology research on the troubles caused by technology in the classroom. The message is pretty clear across a bunch of studies and student participants: learning suffers when laptops are allowed in the classroom.
They’re take away is that laptops are bad in the classroom…. When taking notes.
I believe tech is beneficial, but you have to use it for more than just a replacement for pen and paper.