Friday, September 13, 2019

Large print books benefits study

Large-print books may aid students' reading comprehension, according to a survey of 3-12th grade students, teachers and librarians by Project Tomorrow on behalf of Gale's Thorndike Press. The large-print books were found to improve reading abilities and students' attitudes about reading. Among the findings:
  • 61% of elementary school students said they remembered characters and plots better when reading large print books.
  • 48% of high school students said they read more outside of school after experiencing large print books.
  • Middle school students reported a 43% reduction in feelings of anxiety about reading when using the large print format.
Evans, J. (2019).  Advancing literacy through large print. independence, KY: Thorndike.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Information-Seeking Behavior Study

Children are more likely to look for answers to their questions online than to ask their parents, according to a survey of 15,226 people in 10 countries by Lenovo. Many parents also said they look online to help their children with homework assignments, most often in math. Globally, three-quarters of parents said their children would turn to the internet first. That was highest in India (89 percent) and China (85 percent) and lowest in Germany (54 percent).
https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/parents-no-longer-needed-for-homework-modern-generations-empowered-by-smart-devices/