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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

Thinkstock Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read — not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids. Whether or not parents prefer print books over interactive e-books for their kids, the question is, what’s actually better for them? Depends on what you’re trying to achieve. … Continue reading For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? →

E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed

Worldreader We often talk about the power of the Internet to spread knowledge and information globally, to make digital content accessible and affordable. But as we’re also often caught up in the “latest and greatest” gadgetry, sometimes we overlook that broad promise of global education and accessibility. Such is the case, one might argue, with … Continue reading E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed →

5 Reasons E-Books Are Awesome – Even for the Most Reluctant

By Jenny Shank When Amazon first introduced the Kindle in 2007, I had no desire to own one. I was happy with regular papery books. When the iPad went on sale in 2010, it was harder for me to resist. I’ve been using Macs, and Macs only, since I was a 6-year-old trying to ford … Continue reading 5 Reasons E-Books Are Awesome – Even for the Most Reluctant →

Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More?

Booksurfers is a new e-book adventure series aimed at children age 9 to 12. In a lot of ways, it fits squarely within the long tradition of children’s adventure stories: a group of kids is thrust into a strange scenario where they must use their wits to solve a problem, where they travel to strange … Continue reading Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More? →

What Do Teenagers Think About E-Books? Not Much.

Would you trade your textbooks for e-books, asks the New York Times Learning Network of students 13 years or older. The responses are all over the map depending on whether they’re reading for school or for pleasure. Anecdotal quotes like those below are predominantly against e-readers, from what seems to be kids who haven’t had … Continue reading What Do Teenagers Think About E-Books? Not Much. →

Why Today’s College Kids Prefer Print – And Tomorrow’s Won’t

For all this talk of iPads and Kindles and e-readers and digital textbooks, apparently college students aren’t ready to give up their back-breaking tomes just yet. At least that’s what yesterday’s New York Times article indicates. Despite the fact that in most cases, print books are more expensive, college kids surveyed in two studies said … Continue reading Why Today’s College Kids Prefer Print – And Tomorrow’s Won’t →

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