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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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Pros and cons of online reading. Difficulty to develop "deep reading" and use annotations. Need to teach new skills to teachers and students.

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12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers

12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
12 Must-Have Reading And Writing Resources For All Teachers: common core, rubrics, writing strategies, greek and latin roots, mla citation
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Literacy resources for teachers across all learning areas.

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Don't Blame the Internet: We Can Still Think and Read Critically, We Just Don't Want to (Daniel Willingham)

Don't Blame the Internet: We Can Still Think and Read Critically, We Just Don't Want to (Daniel Willingham) | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham is a columnist for RealClearEducation and professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. He also writes the Daniel Willingham science and education blog. This post appeare...
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Reading from screen v reading from a book. Some interesting views and conclusions.

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unprepared to address basic problems onsite. There were the neurosurgeons who worried about the “cut-and-paste chart mentality” that their students exhibited, missing crucial details because they failed to delve deeply enough into any one case. And there were, of course, the English teachers who lamented that no one wanted to read Henry James anymore. As the letters continued to pour in, Wolf experienced a growing realization: in the seven years it had taken her to research and write her account, reading had changed profoundly—and the ramifications could be felt far beyond English departments and libraries. She called the rude awakening her “Rip van Winkle moment,” and decided that it was important enough to warrant another book. What was going on with these students and professionals? Was the digital format to blame for their superficial approaches, or was something else at work?
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Excellent article exploring the issues of online reading and especially "deep reading".

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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Does reading online or in digital format negatively impact comprehension?
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Link to New Yorker article on how to develop deep reading in students on digital devices.

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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Want to develop greater empathy in students? Get them to read literature.

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