The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

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By Patricia A. Alexander, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland and Lauren M. Singer, Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, University of Maryland. PHOTO FUN Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology…

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Quotes To Celebrate National Read A Book Day

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It’s a day for book lovers and all of you who are into reading, don’t just read it to yourself, but also to others as it’s National Read a Book Day on Wednesday. Read a Book Day is celebrated on Sept. 6 every year and on this day everyone grabs their favorite book. Read a Book…

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Author creates new book series to help close tech gender gap

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Author Reshma Saujani decided to do something about the gender gap when it comes to those who code. She created Girls Who Code, a program where girls (starting at age 8) can learn and be inspired to code. With the release of GWC’s recent books, “Learn to Code” and “The Friendship Code,” she works to get…

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Summer-reading: Books to keep kids learning

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Summer reading programs in some libraries and bookstores encourage students to keep reading during the school break. If you’re looking for good reads, check out the books below: “If I Were A Kangaroo,” by Mylisa Larsen This sweet, bedtime story imagines the bedtime rituals of different animals. Read as a mama kangaroo hops her joey off…

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Do you keep a journal of the books you read?


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Every New Year’s Day, I vow to keep a record of every book I read over the next 12 months. I have a special notebook for this, a large journal with blue leather covers, and that is all I’ve ever used it for. I’ve had the journal for 15 years, and you might be surprised to…

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National Book Lovers Day 2017 Quotes

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Aug. 9 marks the National Book Lovers Day. It is unclear how this day was first marked, however, many celebrate it by picking up their favorite book and settling down in a nice reading spot. On National Book Lovers Day, you can visit one of the 120,000 libraries in the U.S. and grab your favorite book.…

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Reading Every Night


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Reading Every Night For as long as I can remember, when putting my children to bed. The routine my husband and I would set was, “bath, milk, teeth, book, toilet, lights out (bed)”. Our kids appreciated the routine. They’d get involved with the book part avidly running to choose the book for the night. Until of course, they both wanted […]

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Little Touch LeapPad Worked Wonders


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Little Touch LeapPad Worked Wonders When my babies were less then two, we didn’t have much. We were renovating at the time, a modest 3 bedroom two story home, that use to be repossessed, so we got it very cheaply. I personally have always enjoyed reading, so as soon as my babies were born I would read them stories, making […]

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