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Born Reading: An Interview with Jason Boog — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Born Reading: An Interview with Jason Boog — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it

At the end of June The New York Times released the following story: Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth.  For those of us in the literacy-minded community, this comes as no surprise.  But what about those parents for whom reading aloud poses a challenge?  Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age is a delightful aid to any new parent, with (as the official description says) “step-by-step instructions on interactive reading and advice for developing your child’s interest in books from the time they are born.”

 

So I figured, why not interview the author himself?  If only to give you just a taste of what the book has in store.  Because you know me.  I don’t write introductions for no junk.  Jason kind submitting to my grilling ...


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This book looks very interesting but this quote from the interview does give me pause! I will place this on our September book order:


"Through this research, I discovered the art of “interactive reading” or “dialogic reading.” Child development experts crafted these reading techniques 25 years ago. These simple and easy reading tricks will literally make your child smarter."

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:36 PM

Great new book (I'm reading ARC now), out July 15th!

Gail Hutton's comment, July 15, 2014 8:06 AM
Looks interesting Faith! Thank you for ordering! You may want to check this out on IQ http://www.born-reading.com/about_born_reading/
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The Rise of Phone Reading

The Rise of Phone Reading | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen.
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Why can’t we read anymore?

Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
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I think this is a well-written article exemplifying the distractibility of our daily lives. Especially interesting if you are parenting young children!
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Children's Reading Habits - Ramona Wray

Children's Reading Habits - Ramona Wray | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
The Sunday Question is a weekly feature exploring issues of topical interest. This week: Children's Reading Habits - how important is for children to read?
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The growing popularity of e-reading (infographic)

The growing popularity of e-reading (infographic) | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
The infographic visualizes the results of a Pew Internet report on e-reading and device usage. Although there are signs of stagnation, the…
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eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem eBooksAreForever, library ebooks Libraries are getting screwed on ebooks even worse than consumers. Where a consumer has to worry about content vanishing with a deceased ebookstore or an e

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I wish someone would just make all this confusion go away! :)

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Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thinking - Huffington Post

Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thinking - Huffington Post | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
Deep reading takes time, patience, and effort....
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Eye catching title if you are a teacher and great information in this article about critical thinking!

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The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind.

The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind. | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
Hard copy books are just more pleasant to read.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Authored by Naomi Baron to support her new book - Words Onscreen.

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Reading on-screen versus on paper - Oxford University Press blog

Reading on-screen versus on paper - Oxford University Press blog | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
If over the holidays you received a book, was it digital or printed on paper? E-books (and devices on which to read them) are multiplying like rabbits, as are the numbers of eReading devotees.
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Great highlights from Naomi Baron's new book!

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92 Percent of College Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers

92 Percent of College Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
92 percent of students in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and Slovakia believe they concentrate better on text in print than on screen.
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Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust

Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly....
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Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students ...

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students ... | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
That tension—between digital reading's tendency to foster increased engagement, but discourage deeper comprehension—is presenting a massive new challenge for schools.
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What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind

What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it

On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It's no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body? Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas


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Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
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Let the Reader Beware: Evaluating Digital Books

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This week's post is a guest presentation by Elizabeth Dobler from Emporia State University. Beth has been working in an area that looms large for all educators: evaluating digital books for use in ...
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This article contains a very useful rubric for assessing ebooks for the classroom.

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E-books and student reading habits

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As mentioned in an earlier post, several student library ambassadors at The University of Manchester attended an e-book conference during which they sat on a question panel to discuss the subject o...
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'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco | News and Press Center

'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco | News and Press Center | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it

Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and Director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program June 29th.

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In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

1. the transition from a literary to a digital culture with its concomitant effects on the changing reading brain;

2. the beauty and the threats of the digital milieu on the next generation of readers; and

3. the role of stewardship played by libraries in the preservation of "deep reading" in our culture.

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A Massive Study to Understand E-Reading Starts in Europe Next Week

A Massive Study to Understand E-Reading Starts in Europe Next Week | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
The European Commission is funding a new study to understand reading comprehension when it comes to reading digital content, such as e-Books. It starts next

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5 Tools for Reading Digital Text

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Becoming a master of electronic media requires a new kind of literacy.

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Great link to research article about  a study published in the peer-reviewed journal First Monday. Dr. Sue Thomas and colleagues defined transliteracy as “the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks." Interesting read.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 26, 2013 10:03 PM

When we think about reading today and the diverse platforms for reading we should be thinking of transliteracy. As schools gear up for Common Core assessments we need to be more aware of the fact that our students are reading (and writing) across many platform. There is also the knowledge that when reading online students may be clicking on hyperlinks that lead to other resources and begin to get lost.

Learn about some great tools that may be used to help students stay more focused and organized. This post lists five tools, providing explanations for each of them. The tools discussed are:

* Instapaper

* GoodReader

* Skitch

* Diigo

* Readablity

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:28 AM

Apps for reading digital text

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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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More from Naomi Baron's new book....

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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

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Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?
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Thinking about Digital Reading

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Reflections from the Kids & Family Reading Report. GUEST COLUMN | by Rose Else-Mitchell I am an early adopter. I can’t help it. iPod, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini (doesn’t every household need both?...
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Great data from the Scholastic report in the Spotlight: Print Books in a Digital World:

While the percentage of children who have read an ebook has increased across all age groups since 2010 (25% vs. 61%), the majority of children who have read an ebook say most of the books they read are in print (77%).

Nearly two-thirds of children (65%)—up from 2012 (60%)—agree that they’ll always want to read books in print even through there are ebooks available.

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Ebooks: e-reading keeps you awake

Ebooks: e-reading keeps you awake | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
Disruptively dozy digital reading can be hazardous to your health.
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A recent study by Harvard Medical School pitted print readers against their digital counterparts in a bid to compare the way in which new technologies are changing sleep patterns. Charting their subjects’ bedtime book habits over four weeks, the study found that those reading a light-emitting ebook took an average of 10 minutes longer to fall asleep. They also reported being less sleepy an hour before bedtime than those curling up with a paperback, a disruption of natural circadian rhythms.
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Smithsonian Experts Find E-readers Can Make Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | Newsdesk

Smithsonian Experts Find E-readers Can Make Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | Newsdesk | e-Reading in the News | Scoop.it
"As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension."
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“At least a third of those with dyslexia we tested have these issues with visual attention and are helped by reading on the e-reader,” said Matthew H. Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and lead author of the research.
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E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

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The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
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