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Survey Finds Three-In-Ten Americans Are Avid Readers Of E-Books

 From the Mental Daily (  There are a substantial number of American adults that prefer to read electronic formatted books, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center “Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats,” the authors of a Pew report stated. “The share of adults who have read print books in the past 12 months still outpaces the share using other forms, but 30% now say they have read an e-book in that time frame.” The  Pew report  found that 65 percent of American adults surveyed preferred reading a print book in the past year. The survey was conducted during January and February of 2021. These kinds of questions always make me wonder why they didn't also ask how many books the people read so that that information could also be included. If you only ask if "they have read an ebook, audiobook, or print book then that is a 0 or 1 option. Y

Digital Reading in Schools and the Pandemic

  Digital reading in schools, and how the pandemic has impacted it Resources exploring the impact of COVID-19 on edtech and how schools are adapting to ensure every reader has access to the right books – including getting the most out of government relief funding. (1/10/2022)   Here is an excerpt  from the report:  

ebooks in art (timetravel)

Sir John Lavery's Miss Auras the red book (circa 1900)  reading a Kindle Paperwhite (waterproof)

How students benefit from digital books

  How students benefit from digital books Digital books are key resources for students, notes Alexandra Brown, educational technology specialist for National Heritage Academies. Brown writes that digital books offer 24/7 availability, greater choice and the ability for students to create curated collections. Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (11/9/21)   

More screen use among toddlers tied to less book time

Researchers surveyed over 2,400 mothers and found that children who routinely spent time on electronic devices, such as TVs, smartphones and tablets, were less likely to read print books with their parents at age 3. The findings in Pediatrics also showed that those who read less at age 3 spent even more time on electronic devices at age 5. Full Story:  HealthDay News  (5/24)