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Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News

Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
E-books are making a big difference to the reading habits of young children, particularly boys
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Buying an e-reader or a tablet?

Buying an e-reader or a tablet? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
E-readers may be a good way to get reluctant readers into books, plus they let you carry your library around with you where ever you go.
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Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading?

Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

There's some indication already that kids are more interested in reading on e-readers and iPads than reading print copies (57% of kids age nine to 17 say they're interested in reading via e-books, and a third say they'd read more for fun if they...


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Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift

Ebook devices attract reluctant readers at elementary school.
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Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift

Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Though we keep hearing about a huge increase in sales of e-books, a recent survey shows that, for students, that needle has not really moved much."

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The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
It is not only the act of writing that is changing. It’s reading, too. Stein points to a 10-year-old he met in London recently. The boy reads for a bit, goes to Google when he wants to learn more about a particular topic, chats online with his friend who are reading the same book, and then goes back to reading.
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Encouraging Reluctant Readers with the Amazon Kindle - Inspired Teacher

Encouraging Reluctant Readers with the Amazon Kindle - Inspired Teacher | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
My data shows an increase in reluctant readers over the last 3 years. As I introduced the Kindle into the classroom, some of the more reluctant students show an interest in continuing reading the book from day-to-day. The Kindle motivates or encourages the reluctant reader in three ways...
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Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
You’d think teenagers would shun traditional print books for e-readers. But the latest survey says that’s not true…
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Martine Vanderborght's curator insight, December 17, 2014 6:37 AM

I also prefer a traditional print book, the feeling, the smell!

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Novel approach to literacy | The Sun-Herald newspaper - 29/07/12

Article by Keeli Cambourne on school libraries being transformed to support literacy development in students. Features the changes school libraries are making to accommodate the needs and interest of 21st century learners, incoluding ebook collections, students creating book trailers, National Year of Reading initiatives and supporting struggling and reluctant readers. Also features the benefits of recent refurbishments to these school libraries.


Features three Sydney schools: Roseville College, PLC Sydney, Mount Annan Christian College Currins Hill.

 

Excellent initiatives and ideas that would encourage more boys to read.


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10 Tips for Kindle in the Classroom

10 Tips for Kindle in the Classroom | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"I have been using a Kindle eReader for some time now and really enjoy the convenience and ease of use of these dedicated devices. When I travel to schools, I see more and more schools pilot eReaders in the classroom, especially for students who struggle or who are unmotivated to read. For many students who struggle in reading many are now more inspired to read books on an eReader device as compared to a traditional book. Here are 10 tips for using Kindles in the classroom that I know you will find helpful."

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Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading. "They're never out of books," he said.

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Nooks encourage students' reading at three Florence schools

Nooks encourage students' reading at three Florence schools | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Reading is getting much more popular at North Vista Elementary School this year as students have the opportunity to use one of the 30 Nooks at the school.
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Digital Book Developers Discuss the Changing Tide of Storytelling | PadGadget

Digital Book Developers Discuss the Changing Tide of Storytelling | PadGadget | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
emailprint Book apps give readers another way to experience narratives, from the simplest book for toddlers to more complex offerings by developers such as Touch Press, which are aimed at an older audience.
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How Do We Promote Reading For Boys?

How Do We Promote Reading For Boys? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Girls have always read more than boys, but perhaps, with the attraction boys have with gadgets and toys, the e-book reader might lead boys to reading. As most e-readers can store and play music, send emails and offer basic Internet access, it just might offer an incentive for boys to read as well.
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