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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
It's time to power down your Kindle.
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Accelerating the Integrated Instruction of Developmental Reading and Writing at Chabot College

CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.
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Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Exclusive teaching methods deny children a full opportunity to develop all necessary reading concepts and skills at Egmont – Reading lives

Exclusive teaching methods deny children a full opportunity to develop all necessary reading concepts and skills at Egmont – Reading lives | Academic Reading | Scoop.it

what works with dyslexic children will work with all students

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Academic Reading | Scoop.it

By Ferris Jabr

 

"How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? How reading on screens differs from reading on paper is relevant not just to the youngest among us, but to just about everyone who reads—to anyone who routinely switches between working long hours in front of a computer at the office and leisurely reading paper magazines and books at home; to people who have embraced e-readers for their convenience and portability, but admit that for some reason they still prefer reading on paper; and to those who have already vowed to forgo tree pulp entirely. As digital texts and technologies become more prevalent, we gain new and more mobile ways of reading—but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly? How do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper? Should we be worried about dividing our attention between pixels and ink or is the validity of such concerns paper-thin?"


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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:57 AM

I loved the part about mind mapping and the meta-cognitive things we do before we start reading. Great article with research-based facts.

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:32 AM

I think that, given time, our brains will adapt. The generation now in primary school are hardwiring their brains from toddlerhood. But for older readers, my own experience is that while the screen grabs the brain and gets me reading, I don't necessarily read attentively.

It might also increase differences between poor and wealthy as those with access to multiple devices may develop differently to those without. But the jury is still out as to who will have the advantage.

Angela Watkins's curator insight, December 30, 2013 3:23 PM

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/so-the-internets-about-to-lose-its-net-neutrality ... http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR

What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Some experts are concerned that both in-school assignments and the books kids read for pleasure may not be challenging them enough.
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The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Why the Common Core Standards and The New York Times are perfect together, and a list of all our favorite literacy strategies for before, during and after reading a Times article with students. Bookmark this one!
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Reading for College Success

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Preview and download the podcast Reading for College Success on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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The New Literacies Research Team at UConn

The New Literacies Research Team at the University of Connecticut. Preparing Teachers and Students for the New Literacies of Changing Technology.
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Impact of the Internet surfing on reading practices and choices

Impact of the Internet surfing on reading practices and choices | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Reading; Online reading; Reading practices; Reading choices; Internet surfing; College students; Fayaz Ahmad Loan
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A History of Reading

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"Writing freezes the moment. Reading is forever."

"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," Carl Sagan poignantly obser
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Can children learn grammar just from reading books?

Can children learn grammar just from reading books? | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Book doctor: 'There's plenty of evidence that the best children's books contain all the grammar young readers need. They also make learning enjoyable – unlike textbooks' (Encouraging!
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Readability Is a Myth

Readability Is a Myth | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
There aren't "difficult" books and "easy" ones. There are books that are difficult for some people, and easy for others.
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This is a useful insight to share with our students.

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How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible | Academic Reading | Scoop.it

 is very interesting!  I wonder Soon you could read all 309 pages of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in under 77 minutes. Yes, you.

To get through it that quickly (a pace of 1,000 words a minute) you'll have to use an about-to-be released app and forgo the ide...

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This is interesting!  I'm curious how struggling readers would do with an app like this.

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Digital Literacy Toolbox - LiveBinder

This is a collection of web tools to assist reading in digital environments.
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This is a Live Binder I created as part of my sabbatical project focusing on "Reading in the Digital Age."

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3 Steps to Reading Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - BOOK RIOT

3 Steps to Reading Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - BOOK RIOT | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we're re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months.
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Paper Versus Pixel - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus

Paper Versus Pixel - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the inaugural Nautilus Quarterly, we asked Nicholas Carr to survey the prospects for a print publication. Here…
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How Reading Can Be Like Falling in Love

How Reading Can Be Like Falling in Love | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
How reading is like falling in love: There are far more benefits to deep, immersive reading than just pleasure.
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Excellent!
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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!
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This is a free dictionary tool that allows users to click on any word in a web document and get its definition in a pop-up.

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DigiAcademy-Fixing illiteracy via eCROP's digital palette solutions

DigiAcademy-Fixing illiteracy via eCROP's digital palette solutions | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
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Click on item 8. Reading for a fascinating monograph about many facets reading online that would/should impact reading instruction.
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Digital Reading Spaces: How experts readers handle books, the Web, and e-paper

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This study examines manners in which proficient readers handle printed and digital texts, attempting to explain differences in digital and paper–based reading.

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Readers are Artists, Just Like Authors | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost

Readers are Artists, Just Like Authors | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost | Academic Reading | Scoop.it
Readers are artists, just like authors.
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Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool

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I guess we don't need to teach summarizing anymore!

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