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The Best Way to Read? Paper vs. Screens

The “paper vs. screens” debate has a clear winner: in most circumstances, students understand better and learn more when they read from paper. Continue reading



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Once Upon a Digital Time…

A recent study suggests that 3- and 4-year old children understand as much, and learn as much vocabulary from, digital books as from read-alouds with adults. This study hasn’t been published–it was presented at a recent conference–so we can’t look



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Gender Differences in Dyslexia Diagnoses

It has long been true that men are diagnosed with dyslexia more often than women. This article (rather technical, by the way) offers one potential explanation: processing speed. What is processing speed? It’s an unusually straightforward concept in psychology. Imagine



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Debate: E-Readers and Reading Comprehension

[Editor’s note: Scott’s post is in response to this earlier article.] Most times when I get asked about the e-reader debate, it is usually not a sincere question from a person who does not already hold a strong opinion on the



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E-Readers and Reading Comprehension

The invaluable Daniel Willingham briefly reviews the literature, and concludes that — for the time being — students understand more when they read on paper than when they use e-readers. Willingham acknowledges that his review isn’t comprehensive. However, he’s recently written



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