The History and Future of Reading
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The History and Future of Reading
Reading, as we have known it since the invention of the book, changed radically with the invention of the printing press and is changing now as the web and e-books evolve
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Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall
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The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us

The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can…
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Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List

Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
“Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather I cannot grow this fast!”
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How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Reading doesn't just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.
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What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers

What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Is a universal library finally within reach?
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Book consumption and reading habits in the UK (infographic)

Book consumption and reading habits in the UK (infographic) | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
The UK book industry stats, most well-read cities, and top-selling books – find all this info in a new infographic. Almost 100%…
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What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | GOOD

What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | GOOD | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Dyslexic individuals experience the written word in three dimensions. Try it out for yourself. #ProjectLiteracy
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times

The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead - The New York Times | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
With readers on a reverse migration to print, the “e-book terror has kind of subsided” for bookstores and publishers.
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
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Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading | Bidisha

Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading | Bidisha | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Lists of top-selling paper and electronic books show that while on paper we prop up great literary careers, on ebooks we cater to our basest instincts
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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Reading levels hit nine year high as record numbers of children enjoy reading every day

Reading levels hit nine year high as record numbers of children enjoy reading every day | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
A record number of children enjoy reading and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day, according to new research by the National Literacy Trust.
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Storytelling for Small Businesses: The Introduction

Storytelling for Small Businesses:  The Introduction | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Businesses Need Storytelling “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell,” said entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin. On his blog he explained what make…
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

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We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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The Internet's Dark Ages

The Internet's Dark Ages | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
If a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
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On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity

On Slow Readers and What It Means for Student Reading Identity | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
I am ready to hang a banner in our classroom to loudly display the following words, "Being a slow reader does not make you a bad reader!" and then point to it every time a child tells me with a dow...
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Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.
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Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge | Books | The Guardian

Waterstones to stop selling Kindle as book sales surge | Books | The Guardian | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Managing director James Daunt says: ‘Sales continue to be pitiful so we are taking the display space back.’
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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class | MindShift | KQED News

Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class | MindShift | KQED News | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
For children, acting out words on the page can yield benefits. Especially for beginning readers, physically moving objects or one’s own body can provide a
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Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too

Tech Specialists Can Teach Reading, Too | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
How I used technology to engage and enrich close reading with a small group.
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I can highlight in colour and annotate using the Kindle and Kobo apps on an iPad. 

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Reading Fiction Can Make You a Much Better Person, According to Science

Reading Fiction Can Make You a Much Better Person, According to Science | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
What's different about people who read novels? Their brains. 
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The Five Truths of Reading

The Five Truths of Reading | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
I have been immersed in the world of literacy for the past three days at ILA.  I have come up to breathe only at night, and my thoughts have not fully found their resting place just yet.  For every...
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Choice is central to reading; it leads to comfort with and love of reading. I developed a course that included both direction and choice, using the research and teaching anecdotes in Understanding Teenagers' Reading by Jack Thomson. 

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8 Ways Reading Is Ruining Your Life

8 Ways Reading Is Ruining Your Life | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Books > everything else.
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Too true ;->

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Bookmarks

Bookmarks | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
It's our annual episode dedicated to great stories from our Under The Influence research books that didn’t make our regular season. We'll tell the story of why Tim Hortons always chooses brown bricks for their stores and how Levi's accidentally sold underwear to teenagers. Hope you'll join us.
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