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Teaching Students 'cannot text and learn'

Students 'cannot text and learn'

Students cannot successfully multi-task in using mobile phones while they are studying, US research suggests.\n\nResearchers found that students sending and receiving messages while studying scored lower test results and were less effective at tasks such as note taking.\n\nThe study examined how a generation of "voracious texters" might be affected by so many online distractions.\n\nIt found that when students did not use mobiles, they were better at being able to recall information.\n\nWith the exam season under way, the research by academics at Ohio University, Illinois State University and Nebraska University might add to family arguments about whether teenagers really can learn at the

Sean Coughlan
BBC News

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Do cell phones prevent students from learning?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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