This article from The Washington Post asks some very important questions.
“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”
Even as we incorporate technology-based resources into our curriculum, it is important that teachers provide students with paper-based reading selections. Teachers in the CRSD have thoughtfully and deliberately designed their instruction around a balanced integration of technology that includes paperback reading materials and traditional textbooks.
Adults can also take away some valuable considerations from this article by balancing our reading between short social-media length updates and long-form text.
I am interested in your thoughts about balancing what “we should preserve” and our society’s increasing immersion into technology. Use the comments link below.
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say – The Washington Post.