by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
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According to a recent study at Kent State University, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and others, using pen and paper instead of laptops to take notes boosts memory and increases the ability to retain and understand concepts.
Of course, in the past, handwriting was the only option for capturing key information.
But if a pencil broke or the pen stopped working, important details could be lost. Then, along came the laptop and tablet, and taking notes seemed so much easier.
But it turns out that taking notes by hand helps improve listening and cognition skills, and boosts the ability humans need to summarize information. Handwritten notes appear to be more beneficial, as it helps one remember and understand the information given, as opposed to participants who mindlessly take verbatim notes on a laptop.
But what if you want to continue to hand write your notes ans still use high technology to write your notes?
With that in mind, enter Boogie Board, a device often referred to as an "eWriter" that features Liquid Crystal Paper. Blackboard allows users to write and erase electronically without using ink or paper: High tech meets traditional.High
With nothing to load or charge, Blackboard writes with absolutely no lag or delay, just like pen and paper, making it convenient on-the-go.
The new device comes in a large 8.5" x 11" letter-size, semi-transparent writing surface, and includes four different templates, which are also helpful in sketching out plans, taking notes, or planning your calendar. The screen is also perfect for tracing an image, map, photo, or even another digital screen.
Another reason to "write on" is the free app that makes it easy to save, organize, search, and share your work, doodles, designs, lists, notes and more. Unfortunately, deciphering your scribbles is something the Blackboard may not be able to help you with.
Writing is a technique that has been used through several millennia to teach, learn and communicate with one another. It just works. So why put yourself at risk for "mindless processing" when you can use a new technology that boasts 50 patents to help you boost memory and increase understanding of concepts and facts. Old fashioned? Hardly.
Here is a link to this cool technology. Try it you might like it.