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The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More | Reading the Future | Scoop.it

At the beginning of January 2016, the New York Public Library (NYPL) announced not only that their digital collection now contains over 180,000 items, but that they've made it possible, “no permission required, no hoops to jump through,” to download and use high-resolution images of all of them.

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Inside the secret lab where Amazon is designing the future of reading

Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it looks like an envelope. In reality, it's a piece of office copy paper that's been cut and folded into the shape of a Kindle Voyage, the latest in...
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Hope for the book!

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Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2014

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Kirkus' editors have sifted through all of this year's books to tell you which rise to the top. Check out the best teen books of 2014.

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Be sure to use the drop down menu to sort the books by category--the Kirkus editors have come up with some fun ways to group the books this year. They have all the usual genre categories, but also lists like "Best teen books of 2014 that grapple with big ideas" and "books that explore the ties that bind."

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Reading the Future | 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 unpre
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As schools become BYOD, we should consider how best to support students'  reading in an online environment.  The task is complex and requires an understanding of what's going on when students read online and how it is different from reading print.  Deep reading may be supported with apps that filter out  distractions, especially advertising.

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Contemplative Computing: October 2014

Contemplative Computing: October 2014 | Reading the Future | Scoop.it
The blog for the contemplative computing project, which documents efforts to create technologies and interactions that don't distract users and fracture their attention, but promote concentration and mindfulness.
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Curing the Reading GERM by Jim Bailey

Curing the Reading GERM by Jim Bailey | Reading the Future | Scoop.it
Four years ago I was ready to leave education.  I loved my school, I loved my principal, I loved my colleagues, and most of all I loved my students.  Unfortunately, I was infected with a GERM, as P...

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"Reading changes everything."

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How a school moved from forced reading to a love of reading.

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Essay on the way higher education reformers misunderstand the role of professors @insidehighered

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​Teachers Are Worried Google Will Data-Mine the Classroom | Motherboard

​Teachers Are Worried Google Will Data-Mine the Classroom | Motherboard | Reading the Future | Scoop.it
And that it could having a chilling effect on education.
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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014
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Much of what we believe about teaching is wrong

Much of what we believe about teaching is wrong | Reading the Future | Scoop.it
I am trying something a little different with this post. Mostly, my readers are those teachers who have enough interest in education research to seek out my blog. This post is written for the more ...
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"I have a classroom full of riders and elephants, but I’m trying to teach the riders" - Contemplative Computing

"I have a classroom full of riders and elephants, but I’m trying to teach the riders" - Contemplative Computing | Reading the Future | Scoop.it
“I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets, and phones in...
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