Educational Technology

April 28, 2010

How to study in a tech-filled world

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:38 am

By Cathy Nelson, Detroit Free Press

The problem — and it’s no secret to many parents — is that gaming can affect grades. A negative correlation between recreational video game playing and grades has been well-established by two decades of research, according to a 2004 study that appeared in the Journal of Adolescence. A Denison University study that appeared this year in Psychological Science found that owning a video game system hampered academic development in boys between the ages of 6 and 9, significantly lowering their reading and writing scores after only four months with the system.  For students, the distractions run deeper than video games, says Michele Ondersma, a child clinical psychologist and head of student support services at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods.

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