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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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E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement

E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"At this middle school, reluctant readers became more motivated and confident when teachers put an e-reader into their hands."

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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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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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Using technology to engage reluctant readers

Using technology to engage reluctant readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"There’s been some recent research from the National Literacy Trust showing that more and more children are reading from the screen of an electronic device rather than from books. Surprising? Not really. When you consider that many schools offer students daily computer access and have other types of technology such as tablets and interactive whiteboards, it appears to make sense. The study shows, however, that this penchant for digital reading is “potentially detrimental to children’s reading levels”. So should we try and curb children’s enthusiasm for electronic texts?"

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Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:22 AM

This is a good read to start reflecting on how technology can cater to learning needs of diverse learners. Like it or not, technology is here to stay. As educators and parents, we have to be open minded about what really engages our children and facilitate their learning with access to these media whilst being aware of the pitfalls too and guide them as this new generation navigates their journey of learning.

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Kindles for kids

Kindles for kids | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"We are convinced that children should learn that ‘books’ come in many forms; paper based, readers that use electronic ink (such as Kindles), on a tablet, on a smart phone, on a computer monitor. They are all ways of accessing books and can – and should – co-exist quite happily in the classroom. This is especially important for those kids who have a mass of electronic devices at home but maybe no paper based books."

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."

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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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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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