USA Today‘s College Blog just posted my article on the benefits of going low-tech in college! In it, I explain why ditching your laptop may be good for your GPA. There were a bunch of things I didn’t get to include in the article, though, so here’s some more advice about how to avoid the pitfalls of technology in the classroom.
How to use slides.In my article, I caution against relying too much on the professor’s PowerPoint presentations, which are now commonly posted online. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them at all – they can make taking notes easier and faster, if you use them the right way. Here’s one way to do it:
- If the slides are posted before class, print them out and number each one. Bring the print-outs and a notebook to class. Write today’s date on your slides and…
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