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Kelsie Fender
RE: technology vs. real book
Sat Jun 6, 2015 13:49
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I completely agree about it being a balancing act because children are generally more excited to engage with technology. Personally, I would much rather physically hold a book when I'm reading, but I grew up in a time when that was the only option. I've seen instances where children are no longer exposed to print books anymore, as their parents may have just downloaded the story to an iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc. Do you have any ideas of how to make using real texts seem just as appealing as using technology for students?

  • technology vs. real books - catheyt, Sat Jun 6 13:10
    Technology should never be seen to replace real text. It should be used in addition to, or to enhance literacy experiences. It's such a balancing act because many students are more motivated and... more
    • RE: technology vs. real book - Kelsie Fender , Sat Jun 6 13:49
      • choice and selection - catheyt, Sun Jun 7 13:05
        I think one way to make reading real text more appealing is to have a wide variety available for students to freely choose from. Also, reading aloud to students always creates interest. Every student ... more
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