E-readers for reluctant readers
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:09

Okay Team-Real Books,
I am going to pose a thought for you...

Sometimes reluctant/resistant readers are hesitant to read because a whole 'real' book is over whelming. I mean, all those pages to read, really--what are we thinking asking a kid to read a whole book. But, with e-readers, they only have a page displayed at a time so the task is less daunting, it is less over-whelming, they don't see that they have this thick book ahead of them

  • Kindles & Eyeballs, lol - hobsonkd 127, Thu Jul 18 00:49
    AHHH!!! Yes, after reading on my iPad for a while my eyes start hurting and eventually I get a headache...NO FUN! Looks like we are both "Team Real Books!!" :-)
    • E-readers for reluctant readers - Cindi, Sat Jul 20 12:09
    • Team Real Books - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 09:11
      Haha! I like the catchy title you came up with! Yes, it doesn't matter if I turn the brightness level up or down I still can only read on it for a short period of time before the eye-pain and... more
      • Team Real Books - hobsonkd 127, Thu Jul 18 11:15
        I wonder, too, if this upcoming generation will be more adapted to digital books as opposed to "real" books. I wonder which they'll enjoy reading more. It is so amazing how everything is evolving... more
        • Re: Team Real Books - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 13:42
          I internally groan when I think about the EOG's being on-line but then I realize that the MAT, which I had to take to get into grad school was an on-line assessment. I do wonder how that transition... more
          • EOGs - hobsonkd 127, Thu Jul 18 14:45
            True---Hmmm who knows how they'll dodge that bullet...
            • RE: EOGs - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 15:59
              There truly are some practicality issues that I'm not sure how they'll work it out. I'm sure they will come up with something though. But instead of testing being "two days"-ish. It is going to take... more
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