Internet use has changed how we remember

A recent study in the journal Science has summarized something I have been sensing for a long time with my use of social bookmarking sites, jogtheweb, weblists, and this blog and my facebook page: No longer do we store information mentally; we maintain it on the web to revisit later. We do not strive to remember everything, we simply remember where we found it. This is a huge consideration for the classroom and the importance of writing projects to help our students learn to assimilate information rather than just bookmark it for later.

You can read the NY Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/health/15memory.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

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