Sunday, January 20, 2013

Technology impact on reading study

Technology has had both positive and negative effects on reading among students, according to a study released by Scholastic Inc. The study finds that more children ages 6 to 17 are using digital devices to read. However, the technology is not necessarily driving an increased desire among students to read, according to researchers who found a drop in the number of students who were self-described as frequent readers. The cause, researchers say, could be attributed to the use of tablets and other devices that allow for activities other than reading. 
Scholastic and Harrison Group. (2013).  The kids and family reading report. New York: Scholastic.

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