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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

20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading | Edudemic - 1 views

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    A list from the edudemic people listing "some of the best edtech reads out there, from essential texts on the subject to cutting-edge research, that will help you learn about and implement educational technologies and curricula that can truly benefit both you and your students."
Roland Gesthuizen

There's less joy in a book with no cover | Article | The Punch - 2 views

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    "It decided so few students were now borrowing books that it would prefer to ditch the whole collection than bother with its upkeep. Good get for the charity, but I think the students have been ripped off."
Rhondda Powling

The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ... - 1 views

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    A list of f fun videos out there about books and reading by Larry Ferlazzo
Rhondda Powling

How We Will Read: Clay Shirky - 3 views

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    This post is part of "How We Will Read," an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.
Rhondda Powling

New from Pew: The Rise of e-Reading « NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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Andrew Williamson

Rethinking Reading: An Essay in Support of Teachers - 6 views

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    A fantastic read, if not for the fascinating history of reading education in the US. However it totally applies to the Australian context too.
AnnMarie Furbur

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Reading Remixed - 1 views

  • "before students can engage with the new participatory culture, they must be able to read and write" (p. 21
Rhondda Powling

Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews - 0 views

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    When you read a really great book, don't you want to make sure everyone knows about it? That's how Seth Cassel felt. That's why he started FLAMINGNET, a site where teens can tell other teens what they think about the books they read. .
Rhondda Powling

Zinio - The World's Largest Newsstand - 1 views

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    Keeping up with its "Read Anywhere, Anytime" slogan, this site offers digitized magazines, which are offered interchangeably on iPad, iPhone, Android and computer devices. By either subscribing for a year or purchasing a single month's copy, Zinio makes it easy to access the thousands of titles in its database.
Rhondda Powling

The 100 'Greatest Books for Kids' - USATODAY.com - 3 views

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    The 100 "Greatest Books for Kids," ranked by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine:
Rhondda Powling

The Millions : Dashboard? More Like Bookshelf: Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs - 0 views

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    Post by Nick Moran. "The platform is perfectly suited for dynamic storytelling, and as a direct result, it is home to some of the friendliest book lovers around. However, the site's SEO (or lack thereof) is regrettably unkind to Tumblr outsiders, and this leads to two things. On the one hand, the insularity stokes the kind of kinship that makes its community so tightknit. On the other, the lack of easy searching reduces each blog's chance of attracting new (or outside) viewers"
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