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Rhondda Powling

What To Do When Kids Aren't Allowed To Read Digital Books in School | Scales on Censors... - 2 views

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    Ebooks outlawed in class. The September issue of School Library Journal addressed not one, but two reader issues pertaining to digital access by K-12 students. Pat Scales, chair of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, has dealt with many a book challenge and attempts to ban library materials. In her column, "Scales on Censorship," she addresses situations faced by readers. But "this is the first I've encountered in which a book's format has been censored," she writes.
Rhondda Powling

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - Th... - 3 views

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    An article by Patrick Carman where he discusses how to get kids reading again - we should be creating books for every kind of reader-traditional, ultra-wired, and everything in between. "I've heard the same statement in one form or another from hundreds of different teachers and librarians when they talk about the emergence of multimedia books: kids who weren't reading are reading again. They're coming back."
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