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edutopia: Using Technology to Inspire Independent Readers site description for edutopia: Using Technology to Inspire Independent Readers
This article provides some guidance and ideas about reading and technology. Students can create and share video-based book reports to deepen their learning. 
https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-technology-inspire-independent-readers-jesse-buetow

 
Kids and Family Reading Report site description for Kids and Family Reading Report
This is Scholastic's 5th national survey on the state of kids & reading. You will find great information about frequency of reading, reading at home, reading at school, what kids want and key findings. 
http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/

 
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books site description for Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books
What do researchers believe are some of the differences between reading in print and online? This article provides another perspective on the print vs e-reading discussion. 
http://mic.com/articles/99408/science-has-great-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books

 
Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? site description for Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
As more and more parents are using e-books with their children, the question arises: story time or screen time? This New York Times article addresses the recommendation of no screen time for children under two as well as the learning potential of reading from an e-book. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/is-e-reading-to-your-toddler-story-time-or-simply-screen-time.html?ref=media&_r
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Common Sense Media Research: Children, Teens and Reading site description for Common Sense Media Research: Children, Teens and Reading
This research, released May 2014, looks at trends in reading among kids and teens in the U.S. The report also looks at the growing literature on ereading among young people. 
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/children-teens-and-reading

 
How Digital Reading and Adaptive Learning Are Revolutionizing Education site description for How Digital Reading and Adaptive Learning Are Revolutionizing Education
Once you get past the first graphic about college students, there is some interesting information about e-reading in America. 
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/how-digital-reading-and-adaptive-learning-are-revolutionizing-education/

 
Educause: 7 Things you should know about...E-Readers site description for Educause: 7 Things you should know about...E-Readers
This two-page Educause article looks at E-books: what are they? What are the implications for students' learning your teaching? There are explanations of advantages and disadvantages of the technology. Although the educational example is post-secondary, this can apply to K-12 situations as well. 
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7058.pdf

 
Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America site description for Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America
This survey of 1500 parents of young children looks at educational media use, how children and parents use media together and how this changes as children get older. The study also examines children’s reading on online devices. 
http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/publication/learning-at-home/

 
Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows site description for Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows
January 2014 - This article reviews a study from children’s entertainment research and consulting group PlayCollective and Digital Book World. The article has graphs showing frequency of e-reading and frequency of reading e-books by age. 
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/two-thirds-of-kids-now-reading-digitally-new-study-shows/

 
Pew Internet: E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps site description for Pew Internet: E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
This study, conducted in January 2014, show that the proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but most readers have not completely replaced their print books with e-books. 
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2014/E-Reading-Update.aspx

 
Pew Internet: E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines site description for Pew Internet: E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines
December 2012 - Here are some statistics about e-reading from late 2012. Graphs include: e-reading device ownership, who reads e-books, and book readers in general. The report also includes notes about the effect on libraries. Note: statistics are from the United States. 
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/12/27/e-book-reading-jumps-print-book-reading-declines/

 
Pew Internet: The rise of e-reading site description for Pew Internet: The rise of e-reading
April 2012 - Pew Internet released this research about the growing popularity of e-reading, as well as the reading habits and preferences of people who read e-books. 
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/

 
How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? site description for How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension?
Nov 2013 - This article examines claims that digital reading affects comprehension. 
http://dmlcentral.net/blog/john-jones/how-does-electronic-reading-affect-comprehension
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