Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boosting Your Brain with Every Click of the Mouse

(Hat tip to Steve Hargadon)

The New York Times is reporting the good news - Surfing the Internet Boosts Aging Brains.

Like Steve Hargadon, I have assumed for some time now that my cognitive skills have improved as my time online has increased. The study focused on adults 55-70. It would be interesting to see how middle and high school students would fair in a similar study. What effect is the promotion and use of Web 2.0 technologies in my teaching having on the cognitive abilities of my students. I assume researchers would find similar results.

I'll be waiting patiently for the next study!! In the meantime - Surf's Up.

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