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ChipPM
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NY Times article on young people and eBooks

It is today's issue on the front page no less. I've only seen the online article but I'm going to try to get out to get a copy of the paper, weather permitting.

 

The online article has a picture of a girl reading a Nook Classic if I am not mistaken. Her cat looks like it is reading as well. Smart cat!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/books/05ebooks.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 

PS I leaned about the article while reading Amazon's Kindle discussion board. :smileyhappy:

 

 

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ChipPM wrote:

It is today's issue on the front page no less. I've only seen the online article but I'm going to try to get out to get a copy of the paper, weather permitting.

 

The online article has a picture of a girl reading a Nook Classic if I am not mistaken. Her cat looks like it is reading as well. Smart cat!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/books/05ebooks.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 

PS I leaned about the article while reading Amazon's Kindle discussion board. :smileyhappy:

 

 


I totally buy it because I'm 18 and though I always liked to read, I've done more reading in the past two months then I did all of last year.  I have had my nook 3G since x mas.  One thing enlarging text makes it easier to read, next I've never liked how when you get about half way through a book the book's tension rips into your fingers as you forcing it to stay open, don't have that issue either with nook, and lastly I love seeing the page of pages, I get a feeling accomplishment when I get to the end of the book and it says 307 of 307 for example. 

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This is fantastic. If kids read more because of the technology, that's great. When my son was eight, he just could not read. I got him a subscription to Sports Illustrated and suddenly, he became a reader. He now has his CPA and an MBA from Kellogg.
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What a lovely article. Thank you for the link!

 

Though I have been trying to get my cat to read for months and nothing works. Maybe I'm giving her the wrong books. Hunger Games does sound like a title she would be interested in. God knows she's always hungry.

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ChipPM
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Re: NY Times article on young people and eBooks

I just got back from getting the actual paper newspaper. Sounds a little loopy. I'm so used to 'screen' reading, ereader and computer.

 

Only rain here today instead of the threatened snow for once.

 

The picture in the paper is very clear. The cat is definitely reading--and anxiously waiting for the girl to 'turn' the page, if I am any judge of cat expressions.:smileyvery-happy:

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The NY Times is on the ball in regards to technology.

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I teach ninth-grade English in a suburban school and several of my students have a Nook. They carry it with them all day in case they have extra time to read. I love it!

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ivers wrote:

What a lovely article. Thank you for the link!

 

Though I have been trying to get my cat to read for months and nothing works. Maybe I'm giving her the wrong books. Hunger Games does sound like a title she would be interested in. God knows she's always hungry.


 

Try this one.  I think it's the most bizarre cover I've seen in some time.

 

 

Cat and Mouse

  

 

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As an educator, I can tell you that young students are fascinated with technology of all types.  Currently my school system is introducing iPads and iPhones for use in the Kindergarten and First grades.  Each teacher uses an iPad to demonstrate, and the students follow through on the iPhone.  The purpose is for studying keywords, increasing vocabular and reading comprehension.  No...the iPhones won't be hooked up to a network, so we shouldn't get any long-distance bills. 

 

There have also been a couple instances when I read to a second grade class from my Nook 3G.  Even though there were no pictures (Grimm's fairy tales and Aladdin), they were more attentive than when I read to them from one of our library's picture books.

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That reminds me of when Apple supplied schools with Macs.  It created a whole new market for them.

The good thing in my mind is that students can only put approved textbooks on their Kindles.  At least if they want to buy e-books on their own they're not locked into Kindles.  I'll bet when it comes time to buy an e-reader for themselves, though, that Kindle is their first choice since they're familiar with it.

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Jekomo wrote:

I teach ninth-grade English in a suburban school and several of my students have a Nook. They carry it with them all day in case they have extra time to read. I love it!


My daughter does the same thing.  She's always paranoid that someone will will try to take it though or that she may forget it at school and not have it when she gets home.  She loves to read and is always getting yelled at by her teachers to stay on task.

 

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Runnergirl77 wrote:

  Each teacher uses an iPad to demonstrate, and the students follow through on the iPhone. 


An iTouch would be a whole lot cheaper than an iPhone & accomplish the same thing.

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I always felt like I was the last of my generation (I'm 23) that ever went outside just to play. When i look at my husbands little sister and cousins (around 10-12) all they do is sit and play on the computer. From getting off to school til bed time- there isn't anything really mentally/physically stimulating. I used to read what I thought was a lot, but I know I've doubled or tripled the amount since getting my Nook. My husbands little sister has been getting curious about it- picking it up and reading whatever is on it- so I see a birthday present in the future. If I can't get her to exercise her body, at least I can do something for her mind. Ereaders are a technological blessing for the next generation.