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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap - Reading By Example - 44 views

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    How do we rethink schools today in order to prepare students for an unknown tomorrow?
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How Do You Find Time to Write a Book? | Reading By Example - 23 views

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    With yesterday's launch of my new eBook, this question seems to come up the most. It is sometimes followed up with...
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E-Book Sales Rise in Children's and Young Adult Categories - NYTimes.com - 28 views

  • now that e-readers are cheaper and more plentiful, they have gone mass market, reaching consumers across age and demographic groups, and enticing some members of the younger generation to pick them up for the first time.
  • Kids are drawn to the devices, and there’s a definite desire by parents to move books into this format,” Ms. Vila said. “Now you’re finding people who are saying: ‘Let’s use the platform. Let’s use it as a way for kids to learn.’ 
  • I didn’t buy it until I knew that the teachers in middle school were allowing kids to read their books on their e-readers
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  • the family used the local library — already stocked with more than 3,000 e-books — to download titles free, sparing her the usual chore of “lugging around 40 pounds of books
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    "Ever since the holidays, publishers have noticed that some unusual titles have spiked in e-book sales. The "Chronicles of Narnia" series. "Hush, Hush." The "Dork Diaries" series. At HarperCollins, for example, e-books made up 25 percent of all young-adult sales in January, up from about 6 percent a year before - a boom in sales that quickly got the attention of publishers there. "
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    Interesting to read how children are now increasingly choosing to buy eBooks and a role for schools.
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Students Retain Information in Print-Like Formats Better - Wired Campus - The Chronicle... - 28 views

  • It is harder to keep track of where information is located within an online document versus the more-apparent page markers in a print-style text
  • But the scrolling interface of online documents had little impact on the students in the study with high working-memory capacity, or a good ability to process and retrieve information.
  • More study is needed on the impact that scrolling has on learning, he said, especially given the prevalence of online tools in the classroom and in distance learning.
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Mrs. Thonus's Third Grade Stars - 4 views

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    This website has a tremendous amount of resources for the elementary teacher for projects, content links, resources, videos, and parent resources.
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