Why You Remember Less When You Read from a Screen

There are undeniable advantages to carrying a whole library on your Kindle or tablet computer but retaining the information you read doesn’t seem to be one of them. Recent studies agree that when it comes to recalling information, you’re probably ahead to read printed material like bound books, paper journals, and print magazines. In one study that asked Italian college students to read a 28-page story and then place 14 plot events in correct order, Kindle readers performed significantly worse. 

 

Researchers suggest that we have a more difficult time recalling digital information because it has no permanent physical location.

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Clone Magic – Clone Yourself, Split Pic, Clone Camera and Air Pic Maker for SnapChat, Tumblr, Kik Messenger and Flickr (Photography) – Zbynek Kysela

Clone Magic – Clone Yourself, Split Pic, Clone Camera and Air Pic Maker for SnapChat, Tumblr, Kik Messenger and Flickr 2.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $1.99 -> Free, Version: 2.0.2 (iTunes) Description: ***FREE FOR TODAY ONLY***Do you want to make a photo where many of you appear? It’s now very fast and easy …

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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All these modern phrases you probably use are actually from Shakespeare – Daily Genius

Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Do some things really set your teeth on edge? Are you waiting for events in your life to truly come ‘full circle’ at some point?

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Opal Davis Dawson on Twitter: 12 roles for Goole Drive in Classroom @TeachThought #satchat http://t.co/Xwtoqmu5DB

12 roles for Google Drive in Classroom #satchat http://t.co/jVbSOwZkUM #edchat #sunchat #edtech

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Online Books

Online books

International Children’s Digital Library
The best in children’s literature from around the world available online free of charge.
DailyLit
Want to tackle some of the classics but simply don’t have the time? This site sends you a chapter a day via email.
Free classic audiobooks
Download and listen, an easy way to catch up on the classics.
Old picture books
Story books from days of old, now flipbooks with “real pages” that turn with a mouse click.
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4 resources to help you assess historical thinking

Four online tools that you can use to measure the historical thinking skills of your kids.

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