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Using technology to engage reluctant readers

Using technology to engage reluctant readers | AdLit | Scoop.it

"There’s been some recent research from the National Literacy Trust showing that more and more children are reading from the screen of an electronic device rather than from books. Surprising? Not really. When you consider that many schools offer students daily computer access and have other types of technology such as tablets and interactive whiteboards, it appears to make sense. The study shows, however, that this penchant for digital reading is “potentially detrimental to children’s reading levels”. So should we try and curb children’s enthusiasm for electronic texts?"


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Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:22 AM

This is a good read to start reflecting on how technology can cater to learning needs of diverse learners. Like it or not, technology is here to stay. As educators and parents, we have to be open minded about what really engages our children and facilitate their learning with access to these media whilst being aware of the pitfalls too and guide them as this new generation navigates their journey of learning.

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Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading | AdLit | Scoop.it

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading. "They're never out of books," he said.


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E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement

E-Readers: Powering Up for Engagement | AdLit | Scoop.it

"At this middle school, reluctant readers became more motivated and confident when teachers put an e-reader into their hands."


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Boys’ love of reading | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

"Many young people in Denmark prefer reading magazines and e-papers, whereas fiction and scientific literature is less popular. This is an indication of a move towards a different reading tradition. Many boys like reading on a screen and experience and create the stories through for example a game universe. We therefore have to think differently to catch their attention. One way is to offer them different reading platforms. Smartphones, tablets, magazines, computer games, graphic novels even audio books can improve the boys’ reading skills.

One way of reaching this group of boys would be to offer them different forms of reading instead of viewing the alternative media as a barrier. Instead of fighting against different media we have to evolve with the changing reading habits of young boys."


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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | AdLit | Scoop.it

"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."


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