Saturday, September 21, 2013

As the use of technology accelerates, teachers need to stay on top of the research regarding its impact on students' learning. Here is a study on special needs readers and technology. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief. Enjoy

Study: Most students with dyslexia benefit from e-readers
U.S. researchers tested the reading skills of children with dyslexia and found that using electronic readers was associated with greater reading comprehension and speed in most students, compared with traditional paper. However, the study showed that children who had lower "visual attention span" scores comprehended less of what they read on electronic devices. The study was published in the journal PLOS One. CNN/The Chart blog (9/18), (9/18)Bookmark and Share

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