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Carla Shinn

Book Cover Design: 50 Amazing Covers That You Will Want to Pick Up - Design School - 23 views

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    Fascinating article from the blog for the Canva Design School
Carla Shinn

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - 19 views

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    "Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning, a bias that surprises reading experts given the same group's proclivity to consume most other content digitally. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print versions of e-textbooks that they were given for free."
Cathy Oxley

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you - 41 views

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    "Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next."
Martha Hickson

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5296055fe4b055ccc3aa9d52/t/54b3f512e4b08e05fed49e... - 35 views

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    What Kids are Reading and Why It Matters 2015
Carla Shinn

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books - 12 views

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    With today's rapidly evolving technology and ever-present social media changing the way consumers are connecting with the written word, it should come as no surprise that today's teens are finding and consuming content differently from previous generations. But while we typically associate these youthful consumers with being early adopters of new technology and digital content platforms, the reading habits of those aged 13-17 are a mix of old and new.
Carla Shinn

Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology an... - 61 views

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    Infographic on some of the most popular books the world has ever seen.
Carla Shinn

What Is Literature For? - 21 views

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    Video from The School of Life, a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life.
    http://www.theschooloflife.com/
    Site includes a classroom and library (archive of study resources).
Carla Shinn

The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture a Book by Its Cover - 21 views

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    "Peter Mendelsund estimates he's designed "somewhere between 600 and 1,000 book covers," ranging from Crime and Punishment to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo....

    Now Mendelsund has designed the covers for two new books of his own. Cover is a collection of hundreds of his book covers, including many that were rejected, along with commentaries on his technique. What We See When We Read is about how words give rise to images in our minds."

    Article and podcast
Carla Shinn

The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Old Books: Explained with a Free Infographic - 23 views

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    What gives old books that ever-so-distinctive smell? Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK, gives us all a quick primer with this infographic posted on his web site, Compound Interest. The visual comes accompanied by this textual explanation. Writes Brunning: Generally, it is the chemical breakdown of compounds within paper that leads to the production of 'old book smell'.
Cathy Oxley

Rediscovering the joy of reading - Scotch College - 30 views

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    "Books open minds, hearts and worlds of opportunity."
Carla Shinn

The future of the book - 19 views

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    CHOOSE YOUR READING MODE
    In keeping with its topic, this essay can either be read in a scrolling screen format or in a book-like format; it can also be listened to.
Carla Shinn

Text to Text | 'The Giver' and 'The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction' - 15 views

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    " 'The Giver,' a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading. And thinking." That's what The Times's book critic said about "The Giver" when the novel was first published in 1993. Today it is one of the most taught (and most challenged) books in middle schools, and a movie version has just opened.
Cathy Oxley

U-High Library on Pinterest - 34 views

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    Great example of how Pinterest can be used to market and promote your library.
Carla Shinn

Internet Archive - a short film about accessing knowledge - Aeon - 8 views

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    In this 13-minute documentary, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, describes his vision for universal access to all knowledge.
Carla Shinn

Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr - 22 views

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    Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.
Carla Shinn

Free Technology for Teachers: LibrAdventures - A Map of Writers and Their Stories - 29 views

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    LibrAdventures is a neat use of Google Maps that displays the place and the events that influenced famous authors and their works. LibrAdventures also includes some artists and film directors. You can explore LibrAdventures by selecting a name, a location, or an event from the drop-down menus at the top of the LibrAdventures homepage.
Carla Shinn

Reading Can Help Reduce Stress - 1 views

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    "Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research. "
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