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2 Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Research Shows | Digital Book World

2 Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Research Shows | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When kids read digital books with recoded narration and highlighted words, they gaze at words longer and proceed more slowly than when a caregiver reads to them.

Via Carisa Kluver
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I think it's great that kids will concentrate more on the words when highlighted and read to via the recording. Nice for their enhanced learning. But I would definitely like to see this approach balanced with direct parent/child reading. There is significant bonding that can take place that is just as important, if not more so, than the learning that occurs.

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6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world

6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Literacy is a human right. To help foster independence and life-long learning around the world, start with these six steps.
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781 million people can't read or write - how sad.
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Temple Grandin to Publish Children’s Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin Young Readers | Children's Book Council

Temple Grandin to Publish Children’s Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin Young Readers | Children's Book Council | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin to Publish Children's Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin .. #childrensbooks #kidlit https://t.co/lOnOeQrksh
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She is a true inspiration to all of us. I'll definitely be getting this book for my grandkids.
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7 Phrases to Help Your Public Speaking

7 Phrases to Help Your Public Speaking | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Keep your audience's attention and make them remember what you said by sneaking these phrases into your next presentation or speech.
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As authors we often find ourselves speaking to groups. These 7 phrases are helpful to keep in mind. 
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NAPLAN: Why today's kids are struggling to write

NAPLAN: Why today's kids are struggling to write | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
An occupational therapist says Australian children are finding it increasingly harder to hold a pencil due to overuse of keyboards and touch screens.
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One more change from technology that I'm sure no one saw coming. 
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Guardian children's fiction prize 2016, the longlist – in pictures

Guardian children's fiction prize 2016, the longlist – in pictures | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We announce the eight wonderful authors and books that have been longlisted for our prize, this year judged by David Almond, SF Said and Kate Saunders
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Are we preparing our children for the workplaces of the future?

Are we preparing our children for the workplaces of the future? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Increasing automation means schools and universities are churning out students with qualifications for jobs that soon will not exist, instead of giving them the skills they need to tackle roles not yet created.
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While this article is about Australia, I believe the US faces the same challenges.
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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color will forever be a fascinating topic. Why, then, does writing on “color psychology” feel so shallow?
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Interesting discussion on color perception - might be helpful when designing your book covers.
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Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.
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Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years | 102nd Place | Scoop.it


Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr.
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When you need a unique image for your content.
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How Sitting Is Killing Us

How Sitting Is Killing Us | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We spend most of our days on our behinds, and that's taking a toll on everything from our health to our mood and creativity
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As writers we tend to sit A LOT! Better take note.
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Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills

Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
So why are girls so underrepresented in STEM fields?
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Congratulations girls!
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New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Do you include Audiobooks on your Ss Summer Reading List? New Research: https://t.co/9RyUewuksn #teachers #Literacy #reading #edchat
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Great insight on the use of audio books for literacy.

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15 Instagram Book Marketing Ideas from Publishers

15 Instagram Book Marketing Ideas from Publishers | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Need ideas for what to post to Instagram? See how publishers are using Instagram to build their books' brands and reach new readers.
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Great ways to market your book using social media.
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Pop-up books do NOT help children learn new words, claims expert

Pop-up books do NOT help children learn new words, claims expert | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The research, by Dr Jeanne Shinskey from the University of London, tasked young children with identifying a starfruit for the first time after learning about it in a book (stock image).
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I would not have thought this. Wonder if the test size was large enough.
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What You Read May Shape What You Write

What You Read May Shape What You Write | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Disappearing down the reddit rabbit hole? Why you might want to read some Dickens or Colson Whitehead, instead.
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Not all reading is created equal as this study points out. If you want to write well, read well.
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Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic | Learning Technology News

Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic | Learning Technology News | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Modern graphic novels have emerged as effective teaching tools that help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. | Learning Technology News
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45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman

45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Turns out, she is actually in her 50s — not 90. She wrote down these life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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50 or 90 - these life lessons are powerful.
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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.
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Sure hope everyone can tell the difference.
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BBC children's book list too focused on daunting classics, BookTrust warns

BBC children's book list too focused on daunting classics, BookTrust warns | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The BBC’
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I agree - more current books need to be on this list. Perhaps the study should include children's picks.
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You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix

You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Books can't match the comparatively rollicking pace of television; to remedy that, one publisher is taking a hint from Victorian novels.
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I've always been a binge reader - waiting til multiple books in the series were available before starting. How about you?
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The Science of the Story

The Science of the Story | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.
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Love it when science and fiction come together.
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Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight'

Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight' | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There's a reason why this 10-years-to-overnight-success pattern shows up over and over. And it's not just about working hard.
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15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
"Don't quit."..
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Always good to know successful writers face the same issues. 
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The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books

The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.
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I don't know what I'd do without my local library. I could never afford to buy or store all the great books I want to read. 
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Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The hysterical cheerleaders of the e-book failed to account for human experience, and publishers blindly followed suit. But the novelty has worn off
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Glad to see the statistics support what I was feeling all along. 
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