Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Research says social media is easier to recall than textbooks

Scientific American recently reported what many innovative educators instinctively know.  
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"Humans are better at remembering information if it appears as a social network post." 
The article reveals that recollecting Facebook posts is easier than recalling the same information in a book. It also takes less effort to remember posted matter than someone's face, according to new research.

All the more reason for teachers to consider creating Facebook groups for their students so they can have great conversations about ideas, articles, and videos moderated and facilitated by a professional teacher.