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Deborah Baillesderr

Transform your students into critical thinkers - Actively Learn - 21 views

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    This is amazing!! I couldn't wait to share it with teachers at our school. Thank you for sharing the link.
Kris Cody

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific A... - 102 views

  • prevented them from zooming out to see a neighborhood, state or country
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      This explains, in real terms, why I've had so much struggle with online reading! Very interesting article.
  • Because of these preferences—and because getting away from multipurpose screens improves concentration—people consistently say that when they really want to dive into a text, they read it on paper
    • Kris Cody
       
      This is backed up by a recent article: Faris, Michael J., and Stuart A. Selber. "E-Book Issues In Composition: A Partial Assessment And Perspective For Teachers." Composition Forum 24.(2011): ERIC. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.
  • Surveys and consumer reports also suggest that the sensory experiences typically associated with reading—especially tactile experiences—matter to people more than one might assume.
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  • When reading a paper book, one can feel the paper and ink and smooth or fold a page with one's fingers; the pages make a distinctive sound when turned; and underlining or highlighting a sentence with ink permanently alters the paper's chemistry.
  • discernible size, shape and weight.
  • Although many old and recent studies conclude that people understand what they read on paper more thoroughly than what they read on screens, the differences are often small. Some experiments, however, suggest that researchers should look not just at immediate reading comprehension, but also at long-term memory.
  • When taking the quiz, volunteers who had read study material on a monitor relied much more on remembering than on knowing, whereas students who read on paper depended equally on remembering and knowing.
  • E-ink is easy on the eyes because it reflects ambient light just like a paper book, but computer screens, smartphones and tablets like the iPad shine light directly into people's faces.
  • the American Optometric Association officially recognizes computer vision syndrome.
  • People who took the test on a computer scored lower and reported higher levels of stress and tiredness than people who completed it on paper.
  • Although people in both groups performed equally well on the READ test, those who had to scroll through the continuous text did not do as well on the attention and working-memory tests.
  • Subconsciously, many people may think of reading on a computer or tablet as a less serious affair than reading on paper. Based on a detailed 2005 survey of 113 people in northern California, Ziming Liu of San Jose State University concluded that people reading on screens take a lot of shortcuts—they spend more time browsing, scanning and hunting for keywords compared with people reading on paper, and are more likely to read a document once, and only once.
  • When reading on screens, people seem less inclined to engage in what psychologists call metacognitive learning regulation—strategies such as setting specific goals, rereading difficult sections and checking how much one has understood along the way
  • Perhaps she and her peers will grow up without the subtle bias against screens that seems to lurk in the minds of older generations.
  • They think of using an e-book, not owning an e-book,"
  • Participants in her studies say that when they really like an electronic book, they go out and get the paper version.
  • When it comes to intensively reading long pieces of plain text, paper and ink may still have the advantage. But text is not the only way to read.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
Jeremy Brueck

Playing by the Book: What eBooks Do Best » Kidscreen - 66 views

  • what are the things that interactive eBooks do especially well?
  • Simultaneously highlighting text with recorded audio, creating thoughtful tap-on support for both words in the text and elements in illustrations, and providing options to support different reading abilities are all wonderful ways to foster emergent reading skills.
  • One of the most intriguing opportunities in eBooks is the ability to show different characters’ points of view
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  • When you think about it, this is something that’s incredibly hard to do in any other format.
  • Making the reader an active part of the story experience is where story and game can really combine in interesting ways
  • hearing your name spoken by the pigeon in Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App give the user an agency and a presence in the story that’s engaging in a totally different way than reading a book aloud or watching a movie on a movie screen.
  • Interacting with the story in an active way, a way that is immediate, visible, and makes an impact is exactly the sort of agency that is unique to an interactive experience.
Kathy Fiedler

BookBub: Free and Bargain eBooks for Kindle, Nook, and more - 4 views

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    Join our 300,000+ happy subscribers. It's free!  Most major eReader formats supported.
Martin Burrett

Online Storytime - 117 views

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    A great set of video of classic book titles, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Ham and Eggs.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Trevor Cunningham

Empowering Students with Digital Reading | District Administration Magazine - 73 views

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    Choosing e-reading resources
Martin Burrett

Progressive Phonics - 80 views

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    This site has a great set of downloadable PDF books and resources to help emergent readers with phonics. Free sign up is required.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Hot Free Books - 119 views

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    A good site to find online ebooks of classic titles.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Marc Patton

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library - 131 views

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    Online books for all languages
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    The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
Martin Burrett

Litfy - E-books - 126 views

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    This is a great looking e-book site. View thousands of titles and read them online and on your portable device. You can also make notes on the pages.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/english
Martin Burrett

Online Audio Stories - 113 views

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    Listen to audio stories ranging from Rapunzel to The Night Before Christmas. Each story has the accompanying text.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Deborah Baillesderr

UDL Book Builder - 81 views

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    Create, edit, publish, and read digital books.
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    Create and Share eBooks
April Johnson

Free Books - 50 Places to Find Free Books Online - 214 views

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    Free books and where to find them!
Loli Olmos

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg - 57 views

  • Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
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    Free as in air, only classics and public domain titles though.
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    Proyecto Gutenberg
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