To disable WiFi access inside classrooms is a solution that not only

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To disable WiFi access inside classrooms is a solution that not only effectively solve the problem of laptop distractions, but also strike a balance between students expectation of freedom and an effective learning environment. Students may still use their laptops to take note if they wish so, but without WiFi. They are no longer able to access distractive websites. The bottom line is, without the temptation of the internet, students will find their laptops less interesting and hopefully turn their attention to the lecture. Another action professors should take is to encourage students to take notes by hand. Researcher Karin James found in his study that when we learn to read, we recruit part of the brain known as the motor cortices, which controls physical movements.(Cite pen is mighty) When we write, the same areas are activated, which suggest that we are reading the words back in our mind as we write them. Taking notes by hand is a process that reinforces information comprehension. While laptops make note taking easier, the most important part of learning is the challenge of trying to understand and retain information. Laptops provide many benefits to students. They are fantastic at accessing information online and serve as a powerful tool for problem solving. But in certain circumstances, they can do more harm than good. As numerous evidence points out, laptops are the biggest classroom distractions. Students who uses laptops in class are easily distracted and generally performs worse on tests than those who don’t. By disabling WiFi in classroom and encouraging students to take notes by hand, students are able to focus more on the lecture and comprehend the material better. Although this solution may not fix all the problems laptops pose, it is still a major step in the right direction. Work cited Bantick, Christopher. "In a Brave World of Digital Classrooms, the Humble Pen Really Is aaaaaMightier than the Keyboard" Weekend Australian. 29 Nov. 2014: 24. SIRS Issues aaaaaResearcher. Web. 23 Jun. 2016.Bugeja, Michael. "Distractions in the Wireless Classroom." Chronicle of Higher Education 26 Jan. 2007: 1-4. Web. 29 June 2016.Glass, Nicole. "Laptops May Be the Ultimate Classroom Distraction." USA TODAY College. aaaaaN.p., 2012. Web. 24 June 2016. Jackson, Lorraine D. "Is Mobile Technology in the Classroom a Helpful Tool or a Distraction?: fdfdfdA Report of University Students' Attitudes, Usage Practices, and Suggestions for Policies."dfdfdsThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society 8 (n.d.): 129-40. fdafdsAcademic Search Complete. Web. 23 June 2016.Katarey, Dev, and Irene Francis. "Is the Keyboard Mightier than the Pen?" The Clinical Teacher Clin Teach 11.4 (2014): 321. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 June 2016."Laptops in Classrooms Distracting Students, Teachers Call for Ban" CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 2015. Web. 29 June 2016.
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  • Laptops, Lorraine Jackson

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