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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

| May 29, 2012 | 11 Comments

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. […]

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Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

| May 8, 2012 | 16 Comments

By Frank Catalano The future of tablets in our schools may not be coming from Cupertino. Or even the U.S. Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education. And […]

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When Technologies Collide: Consumer, K-12 and Higher Ed

When Technologies Collide: Consumer, K-12 and Higher Ed

| April 17, 2012 | 18 Comments

By Frank Catalano Schools have been adopting iPads with lightning speed  — more than 1.5 million have already been distributed to students, a mere two years after the original iPad launch. But beyond Apple’s influence in education, the high-profile tablet appears to be the poster child for a different trend. Call it the consumerization of […]

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Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

| February 10, 2012 | 14 Comments

By Stephen Chupaska What will e-readers do to the time-honored tradition of scribbling notes in the margins and underlining passages in print books? Remains to be seen how quickly college students will adopt e-books on a mass scale. Thorny issues over who can use the books when students rent digital versions, how the growing movement […]

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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

| January 31, 2012 | 12 Comments

B. Gilliard [UPDATE Feb. 3, 2012: Please see additional clarification from both of the researchers of the studies cited in this article below.] Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions? […]

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Study Shows Algebra iPad App Improves Scores in One School

Study Shows Algebra iPad App Improves Scores in One School

| January 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

As Apple pushes out its new education products, new information about whether using the iPad gives students an advantage over using print books is starting to surface. Results from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s year-long study comparing students using the publisher’s iPad algebra app are in from Amelia Earhart school in Riverside, Calif., and it’s largely positive, […]

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With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

| January 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Most of what we read about kids and screen time revolves around whether or not it’s good for them. But one aspect of media use with kids that’s worth examining closer is how co-viewing affects their experience. Whether kids are watching TV, creating digital media, reading, searching, or playing video games with parents, siblings or […]

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Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

| January 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

There’s been speculation for months now — at least since the release of the Steve Jobs biography — about Apple’s plans to take on the textbook publishing industry. And today at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we finally got a glimpse of what the company has been planning since long before the death of […]

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The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Flickr: maxcosworth By NPR Staff In 1975, when then-composer and performer Bill Buxton started designing his own digital musical instruments, he had no way of knowing he was helping to spark the next technological revolution. But nine years — and a master’s in computer science — later, that all changed. “I wasn’t trying to make […]

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Goodnight, iPad

Goodnight, iPad

| November 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

A hilarious sendup of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon. With the perfect ironic twist — it’s also available as a print book.

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