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Why the Power of the Pen can Make You an Invincible Learner
Cognitive neuropsychologists, Audrey van der Meer and Ruud van der Weel, from the renowned Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), are experts in the field of how technology and learning intersect. They have studied the differences between using a pen and using a keyboard and how it impacts learning and they have some fascinating insights to report.
Does long-hand note-taking using a pen deepens the mind’s ability to retain and process information?
That is the question the researchers asked and carried out a two-month research project with students. Their project aimed to find out whether note taking by typing versus note taking with a pen would bring about differences in brain activity, thereby affecting a student’s ability to learn.
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1. Microsoft Surface Tablet: The Best Digital Pen & Paper
We use Microsoft's Surface tablet, the closest emulation to a pen and paper. You can take faster notes, share material quickly, and organize more efficiently.
What ever happened to the classic pen and paper? The tactile experience of writing letters.
You can write directly on webpages with the Surface Pen, which is a delight to use. The Surface Pen feels like a real pen. We like the sensors on it and feels like you are using a real palm. It also recognizes your palm, so your palm does not interfere with writing. You can quickly switch between lines and graph paper. Cut and paste is seamless.
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Hillview Prep is an ed-tech company that is changing how education is provided. We are using Microsoft surface with a cloud-based student/instructor network that offers instant sharing, integrated chat, and efficient note taking through a browser or a mobile device.
We find that the Surface is the most versatile tablet in the market for education. The Surface has eliminated the need for paper, pens and even whiteboards.
The Best Digital Pen & Paper
We use Microsoft's Surface tablet, the closest emulation to a pen and paper. Take faster notes, share material quickly, and organize more efficiently.
It is super easy to highlight text, write notes and just work with the Surface. It is also easy to integrate with the cloud, so both teachers and students have access to material anywhere and at anytime.
The Surface Pen and digital ink has positively impacted our teacher and student productivity. Fast and effective feedback is critical in learning material, especially harder concepts. Often in instruction there is a lag between instruction and feedback to and from the student. With the use of Surface and our cloud student/instructor network, we provide and receive instant feedback. Digital ink is transformational in feedback for students and teachers. It is as simple as creating annotations, markups and highlights.
Learn Efficiently, Store Notes On The Cloud
Your notes are instantly stored on the cloud and can be accessed and edited through your mobile device and desktop at any time.