Paper and pencil. Evolved! – What do young learners think of digital inking?

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The importance of handwriting in a digital first world is not to be underestimated. As computers, tablets and mobile devices fill our worktops, tables and pockets, the natural inclination is to converse and notate using a keyboard or swiping a touchscreen display.

However, when it comes to teaching and learning the pen and paper have been critical tools since the dawn of formalised education systems. While the introduction of computers into the classroom certainly breaks down barriers in terms of access to information, sharing thoughts and ideas and collaboration between teachers and students, there is still a struggling to balance between the digital and analogue curriculum, and teaching materials.

Now…Think with ink!

Tablets like Surface with an active pen and tools like OneNote give students and educators the freedom to teach the way they want. And with the recent updates to Windows 10, there are now even more ways in which students and teachers can experience the feel of a pen in their hand while enjoying all the productivity and collaboration benefits of a digital environment. Handwrite your notes, annotate documents, or sketch out your next big idea. Get creative with a variety of tools and effects. The natural feel of pen and paper meets the power of digital ink.

While we may see less and less physical paper as we look around classrooms and our places of work, this doesn't mean that the experience of writing and the cognitive benefits it can yield have also been lost. Hear what these students think about the place of a pen (or pencil) and paper in a digital world.

Learn more about the latest inking capabilities within OneNote at

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