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E-readers prove easy on the eye for some dyslexics

E-readers prove easy on the eye for some dyslexics | Information Science | Scoop.it
Lots of visual space makes processing text easier for a subset of dyslexics.

 

In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that a group of dyslexic teenagers showed greater reading comprehension when using an iPod Touch e-reader than when asked to read from paper. The e-reader was formatted to display around nine lines of text on the screen at a time, with only two or three words in each line, leaving fewer visual distractions. The authors therefore concluded that this improvement is due to the reduced demands on visual attention when reading from the iPod.


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ΓΡΑΜΜΑ Σ' ΕΝΑ ΠΑΙΔΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΦΙΛΑΓΝΩΣΙΑ

Οκτώ συγγραφείς απευθύνουν μια σύντομη επιστολή στο παιδί που έχουν στην καρδιά τους για να του εμπνεύσουν την αγάπη για την ανάγνωση για τα βιβλία!


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Πολλά βιβλία στα 4, γερό μυαλό στα 18

Πολλά βιβλία στα 4, γερό μυαλό στα 18 | Information Science | Scoop.it
Ο πλούτος γνωσιακών ερεθισμάτων στα πρώτα χρόνια βελτιώνει τη δομή του εγκεφάλου

 

Θέλετε το παιδί σας όταν μεγαλώσει να γίνει εξυπνότερο και να μπορεί να χειρίζεται καλύτερα τις καταστάσεις και τον κόσμο γύρω του; Αν ναι, δώστε του φυσικά αγάπη και στοργή αλλά κυρίως… διαβάστε του βιβλία, από τα πρώτα του κιόλας χρόνια, Μελέτη διαπίστωσε ότι όσο περισσότερα πνευματικά ερεθίσματα έχει ένα παιδί στην ηλικία των 4 ετών τόσο καλύτερα ανεπτυγμένος είναι ο εγκέφαλός του στα 18, χαρίζοντάς του υψηλότερη νοημοσύνη και καλύτερες γνωσιακές λειτουργίες.


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Let’s read them a story! Helping your children succeed in school

Let’s read them a story! Helping your children succeed in school | Information Science | Scoop.it
Today’s post is from Anne-Lise Prigent, the editor in charge of education publications at OECD Publishing “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” said Mark Twain. Well, wa...

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Εξοικειώστε το παιδί σας με το διάβασμα

Εξοικειώστε το παιδί σας με το διάβασμα | Information Science | Scoop.it
Η ανάγνωση βιβλίων βοηθάει τα μικρά παιδιά να αναπτύξουν το λεξιλόγιο τους, να διευρύνουν τη φαντασία τους και να αναπτυχθούν συναισθηματικά και πνευματικά. Αν θέλετε να εξοικειώσετε το παιδί σας με το διάβασμα, ακολουθείστε τα παρακάτω βήματα...

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Intergenerational Literacies: texto techno

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The IFLA Literacy and Reading and Information Literacy Sections are seeking proposals for a joint programme to be held at the IFLA Conference in Singapore in August 2013.

The challenge of new information and learning landscape can lead to all sorts of information gaps. One of them is a gap between texto and techno generations which can cause intergenerational isolation and separation. The program will showcase innovative and effective library programmes that intend to bridge this gap.

Proposals are requested for as many as ten tabletop presentations which will be given simultaneously. After an opening plenary keynote address, audience members will rotate to three different fifteen-minute presentations of their choice. Presenters will therefore be asked to repeat their presentation three times for three different sets of people.

Proposals chosen for presentation will be specific about how libraries and/or associations have tackled issues related to texto and techno literacies in their particular setting, thus developing intergenerational literacies, dialogue, digital inclusion and social cohesion. They should be grounded in theory, research, and/or practical applications. Because these projects will be presented in an informal, small group setting, speakers should plan some visual accompaniment such as a poster that can be set up on the table. Presenters may also want to bring brochures or flyers to hand out. People submitting successful proposals will be asked to write a brief paper summarizing their library programme or project for publication in the IFLA Proceedings. All chosen presenters will be listed in the official Conference programme.

Proposals in English are required, and should provide the following information:

Name and institution of speaker(s)

Brief biographical information

Proposal title

Brief (300 to 500 word) description of project and presentation format

Language of presentation

Proposals should be sent to Elena Corradini (Secretary of the Literacy and Reading Section) at ecorradini67@gmail.com by November 30, 2012. Please indicate "IFLA Proposal WLIC 2013" on the subject line. Finalists will be notified by December 15, 2012, and will be expected to submit final versions of their papers in one of the official IFLA languages by May 15, 2013.

For more information, please contact Leikny Haga Indergaard (Chair of Literacy and Reading Section) at: Leikny.Indergaard@bergen.kommune.no

Please note that it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for their participation.


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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Information Science | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova:

"Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain"

 

"Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the WPA era"


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