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  1. Sep 2017
    1. ual scavenging gave them a taste for meat that developed into more intentional hunting. With the females tied down by the children, the males were generally the only ones free to hunt. Meanwhile the females an

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  2. Jun 2017
    1. And research finds that kids these days consistently prefer their textbooks in print rather than pixels.

      I don't know how true this is. One element not mentioned here is convience. For the first time, I did not assign individual textbooks this past year, but instead I had a class set of books, and I posted the book to my website. I did this because none of my students in years past wanted to carry their "heavy" book back and forth from home to school. So out of convienece, a large majority of my students did all of their reading online in regards to my text book. I had a handfull request a copy to keep at home, but most of them "read" online.

    2. When reading on screen, they thought they absorbed information readily, but tests showed otherwise.

      Student: "I can't focus with a text book, it is easier if I read it on my phone, or computer" Me: "You will get distracted if you read it on your phone or computer" Student: " you just dont understand, that is how we learn" Me: "ok, go ahead, but your being quized over this" student: (trys reading on phone or computer, doesnt focus, plays games, texts) student: "I got a 40 on the quiz?? Thats not fair, you cant quiz us on just the reading, I don't understand it" me: (facepalm)

    3. A 2004 study found that students more fully remembered what they’d read on paper. Those results were echoed by an experiment that looked specifically at e-books, and another by psychologist Erik Wästlund at Sweden’s Karlstad University, who found that students learned better when reading from paper.

      My stance on e-reading vs paper reading is definately pro-paper. But, as I read this stastitic, the year 2004 stood out to me. This upcoming year, my students will have been born in inbetween 2001-2003. They didn't start kindergardten until 2006-2008. Most of them started the same time the first Iphone came out. Therir earliest years begin with the e-reader craze. I wonder if the data is different for these digital-super natives.