Could technology help children become more engaged in reading?

Primary children reading books and a tablet in a reading corner

The National Literacy Trust’s latest study on digital reading (Children, Young People and Digital Reading by Christina Clark and Irene Picton, 2019) assesses the impact technology has on reading attainment and enjoyment. The report draws on previous studies from 2015 and 2018 and a new survey of nearly 57,000 children and young people aged 9 to 18 carried […]

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The social Web, by all means possible

The world’s largest tech companies are rushing to connect the next billion people to the Web. Microsoft is creating connectivity by consolidating the small bits of bandwidth between television channels (television whitespaces). Facebook is experimenting with transmitting data via high-flying drones (project Aquila) and Google via balloons (project Loon). The motives in each case seem […]

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