What a great idea!
What a great idea!
A recent paper at PLOS ONE postulates that although you may subjectively prefer to read from printed paper, it actually takes no more effort for you to get just as much from reading on an e-reader or tablet.
For those of us in schools it’s interesting to see the differing results from young adults and explanations of that difference.
From the abstract:
“In the rapidly changing circumstances of our increasingly digital world, reading is also becoming an increasingly digital experience: electronic books (e-books) are now outselling print books in the United States and the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, many readers still view e-books as less readable than print books. The present study thus used combined EEG and eyetracking measures in order to test whether reading from digital media requires higher cognitive effort than reading conventional books….Our findings thus indicate that people’s subjective evaluation of digital reading media must be dissociated from the cognitive and neural effort expended in online information processing while reading from such devices.”
Read the rest of this open access, peer reviewed paper:
Love of story, love of kids, love of fellow man. Bravo.
“Staff held story book time for children whose parents were choosing donated clothing, next to the Book Bus at Queens Library at Peninsula. A comforting story helped stressed kids and gave the adults a needed rest.”
In 1971, Marguerite Hart, the children’s librarian at Troy, Michigan’s Public Library wrote to dozens of celebrities. She asked them to help celebrate the library with a letter of support to the children of the city.
Below are a few of my favourites from the 97 responses she received. Clicking on them will open larger images that are easier to read and if you go to the library’s history page you can read more of the story and see the rest of the letters as images or PDFs.
Via 22 Words
I love the simplicity of this, the quietness. Just a room, a chair, a reader, some light and a book – although even more than one might be aware of once immersed.
Via Lynda Swink
Perfectly describes the feeling I want those reluctant readers to experience for the first time.