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Rhondda Powling

Do students lose depth in digital reading? - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    An interesting article comparing the ways in which we read in print and onscreen. The author discusses the results he gathered between 2013 and 201. He obtained data from 429 university students drawn from five countries (the U.S., Japan, Germany, Slovenia and India).

    The students in my study reported that print was aesthetically more enjoyable, saying things such as "I like the smell of paper" or that reading in print is "real reading." What's more, print gave them a sense of where they were in the book - they could "see" and "feel" where they were in the text.
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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices | MindShift | KQED News - 1 views

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    "There's no doubt that the experience of reading online is different than reading in print, but does it affect comprehension? While several studies have found student comprehension and retention are lower on digital devices, could it be that students just need to learn the right tools to enhance their digital reading? Maria Konnikova explores the research and theories behind reading in her New Yorker column."
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Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) - 0 views

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    The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive. It is a collection of more than one million free e-book titles.
    The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to a computer, read on a Kindle or other e-readers and embedded into other sites.
    Some of the ebooks, like Treasure Island, can also be listened to through the Open Library.
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4 Powerful Chrome Apps to Enhance Your Reading Experience ~ Educational Technology and ... - 0 views

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    "Some good Chrome apps to help you enhance your online reading experience. The extensions we curated for you today allow you to create a comfortable reading environment where you can enjoy your reading with no distractions and no eye strain. Using these apps will enable you to eliminate  ads and flash animations from your page, browse multi-page articles in one, seamless view, disable surrounding webpage noise and clutter and many more."
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Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting article.
    Some children's books look/sound fabulous on a tablet. Tap the screen and hear/see action.
    "But does this count as story time? Or is it just screen time for babies?
    It is a question that parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to answer as children's books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media."
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Free Kindle books for your kids . . . - Ben and Me - 0 views

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    "If you don't have a Kindle, you can download Kindle for PC for free. There are also Kindle apps for iPad and iPod, as well as Droid.
    Amazon frequently runs freebies on books for the Kindle, but there are many books that are always free. This post lists/links some of the free Kindle books available. It is no way exhaustive, but begin to get a collection started by to collecting classic children's literature on the Kindle
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5 easy ways to introduce new users to your digital library | OverDrive Blogs - 0 views

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    From Overdrive blog - some ideas for introducing library clientele to your digital collection
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Ebooks Enhance Development of the Whole Child | Up for Debate | School Library Journal - 0 views

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    "When the best new media tools are expertly selected and appropriately used with children, such tools can support and enhance adults' role in supporting development of the whole child, especially three-to-eight year-olds, the focus of this article. Used to complement rather than replace print, the finest ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps (collectively referred to here as "ebooks") on the market put traditional picture book content in new containers that-like traditional print books-educate and entertain."
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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift - 0 views

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    "Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might be more difficult because of it" Interesting discussion and results of some research about the value of /success with multitasking. Steps you can take to aid focus also looked at.
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Give eBooks a Physical Presence: Sacramento PL Shares Marketing Ideas | OverDrive Blogs - 0 views

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    Many are askin "What's the best way promote the library's digital collection to patrons visiting the physical branch?   This post shares some ideas used by staff members at Sacramento Public Library who came up with a clever way to connect its physical and digital collections. " The Electronic resources librarian Amy Calhoun explains how Sacramento PL has improved discovery of eBook titles among patrons visiting the library branches"
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