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7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

Sep 13, 2017 / Hailey Reissman istock Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly limited. Fargo, North Dakota, third-grade teacher Kayla Delzer believes that technology can truly revolutionize education — but only if educators

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Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology   Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple and Yahoo send their

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How Ebooks Lost Their Shine Kindles Look Clunky Unhip

How eBooks lost their shine: ‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’     Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence? Books as objects of desire:

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E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share         If you have an e-reader collecting dust on a bookshelf somewhere, forgotten in the same place you’ve had it tucked for the last umpteen months, you’re not alone. Recent data from the Publisher’s Association indicate a major market trend back toward treeware,

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Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children

Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children       Spain’s Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for ‘Android kids.’ Elisa Yuste credits Amazon Rapids as being among the first apps to offer instant-messaging style

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7 Apps Every Book-Lover Needs In Their Life In 2017

7 Apps Every Book-Lover Needs In Their Life In 2017       I don’t have a lot of apps on my phone, but the ones I do have are largely devoted to reading. I’ll probably always prefer hardcopies of books as opposed to ebooks, but technology has transformed the way I read in many

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