Team Real Books
Thu Jul 18, 2013 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 headache begins. With books I can sit down and read an entire one in a day with no negative side-effects. It obviously takes me longer to read on the Kindle. Then again, I think that was one of the things they noted in that article too. That readers spent longer on the text when it was digital. I think it's so funny that we are basically confirming this research. I wonder if anyone in our class prefers to read digitally? I know my groups consensus was that we preferred books. We were also wondering if our children (we all have young children) would prefer digital texts over print texts when they grow up since they will have so much more exposure to it, where all of us have only had a few years (especially with tablets, iPads, etc.).

  • 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
      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, ... more
    • Team Real Books - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 09:11
      • 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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