A comment on the article.
The act of hand-writing involves the friction of the pen/pencil on paper; that sensation (in addition to the physical action of forming the words and numbers) is what helps the information "stick" better in our brain. This is the same reason why students who do "practice problems" on a chalkboard in class have a better chance of retaining the material than if it's done on a computer or "smartboard".
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A couple of years ago DS1 was given an A1 flipchart by Father Xmas
, now I know why it works.
It turns the student into the teacher, the presenter, so the content sticks in the brain. I invested in an A1 flipchart as I found mind maps were working but we needed more space, serendipity.