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...
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.
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...
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.
"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."
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.
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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