An old fashioned gal at heart though I love it that I'm technologically advanced enough to blog, I still prefer snail mail to e-mail. OK so it may be considerably slower and, yes, things have been known to get lost BUT at least I've never had anyone hack into my letters and send all kinds of advertisements to everyone in my address book.
Anyway, at last I have proof that THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE KEYBOARD.Despite a worrying trend for school children to use computers and interactive boards instead of the traditional pen and paper (I'm not so old fashioned as to advocate the use of the slate board or quills) research shows that children and students who write by hand learn better than those who type as the process seems to imprint knowledge in the brain in a better way than using a keyboard and computer screen with the brain receiving more feedback from the muscles and fingertips strengthening the learning mechanism.
Sticking with old fashioned methods .........
Research has also shown that OLD SCHOOL TEACHING METHODS like reciting times tables are better than new methods as the simple recall seems to cement the knowledge in the memory and is therefore more effective than techniques such as mind mapping in which the child is encouraged to draw images in their heads to represent the relationships between words, ideas and tasks.
So what are your thoughts on this? eE-MAIL >>>>>SNAIL MAIL >>>>>Old >>>>>NEW>>>>>A MIXTURE OF BOTH?