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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 16, 11:04 PM

Do students retain more information from e-books or from traditional books? Some studies have shown that they retain more from traditional books but this post shares research that take stock of the features of e-books, noting that "the very “richness” of the multimedia environment that e-books provide—touted as their advantage over printed books—may actually overwhelm kids’ limited working memory, leading them to lose the thread of the narrative or to process the meaning of the story less deeply."

The post provides suggestions of books that provide multimedia that is beneficial as well as ways to effectively use ebooks with young children. 

malek's comment, April 17, 7:42 AM
Rich post on the distractions in ebooks for youngsters.
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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic

10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

There are many places where one may go and download free audtio books. This posts lists 10 locations, providing a brief explanation for each. The sites vary with some geared to to children and others to adults. Audio books are great for students whom may struggle with reading, as well as for long drives and walks. And all these sites are legal. They host books in the public domain.


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