Empowering Technology

There’s a reason people use terms such as “tabula rasa,” “blank sheet” and “turn the page” to indicate they’re ready to focus and start plans or projects, just as “pencils down” can often mark the end of critical thought in that moment. Students, along with teachers and parents, intuitively recognize the value of using paper in learning. In a world where technology and internet access are almost ubiquitous, a recent study shows the majority of college students choose to use paper to study for exams. Paper not only aids comprehension but also ideation and creation, even to the point of becoming a conduit of invention, the very medium that empowers technology and connects us to each other and the world.

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