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John Pearce

Spritz - 2 views

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    "Reading is inherently time consuming because your eyes have to move from word to word and line to line. Traditional reading also consumes huge amounts of physical space on a page or screen, which limits reading effectiveness on small displays. Scrolling, pinching, and resizing a reading area doesn't fix the problem and only frustrates people. Now, with compact text streaming from Spritz, content can be streamed one word at a time, without forcing your eyes to spend time moving around the page."
Ian Guest

Letters of Note - 4 views

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    "Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos"
Rhondda Powling

Listen to the Web With the Vocalyze Android App - 2 views

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    Useful app that might also be useful for our international students as well as some of the visually impaired (and dyslexic) students.
John Pearce

Freebook Sifter - A Resource for Free eBooks - 3 views

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    This is a neat website for finding all the FREE AMAZON BOOKS!
John Pearce

Subtext - 1 views

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    "Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes-opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills."
Ian Guest

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens - 7 views

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    "E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages" Scientific American article
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    There's more to this than meets the eye! Had paper been the only medium though which I could read this article, I would never have had access to it.
Andrew Williamson

Google Docs Extension for ESL or Struggling Readers | David Lee EdTech - 1 views

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    Wow what a great chrome extension. This looks like a great tool for all writers. I especially like the 'collect highlights' tool. Make sure you watch the accompanying video to see how it works. 

    Read&Write for Google Docs is a cool extension I found on Web App Reviews that can benefit ELLs and struggling readers. The extension provides you with a special toolbar on the top of your Google documents.
Ian Guest

Best Evidence Encyclopedia - 4 views

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    "What works in education? The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) presents reliable, unbiased reviews of research-proven educational programs"
    (John Hopkins University)
Camilla Elliott

Boys' Reading Commission Report 2012 (UK) - 1 views

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    The Boys' Reading Commission has found that boys' underachievement in reading is associated with the interplay of three factors:
    -  The home and family environment, where girls are more 
    likely to be bought books and taken to the library, and where 
    mothers are more likely to support and role model reading;
    -  The school environment, where teachers may have a limited 
    knowledge of contemporary and attractive texts for boys 
    and where boys may not be given the opportunity to develop 
    their identity as a reader through experiencing reading for 
    enjoyment;
    -  Male gender identities which do not value learning and 
    reading as a mark of success.
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