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7 Ways Screen Time Can Improve Learning

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Facilitating Communication

While computers can take users out of a social setting, Nancy Caruso, assistant head of school at Massachusetts’ Beaver Country Day School, says she’s found they foster communication between students and their teachers and peers. “Some students find their voices more readily in online discussion forums,” she says. “Teachers have observed that students often write more detailed and thoughtful reflections online than they had done previously on paper, theorizing that when students know they are writing for a larger and even public audience, it adds another layer of accountability and pride of ownership.”