Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges

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Before you send your students off to school, learn how to make this school year the most successful it could possibly be. Careful to not pack that digital tablet in your backpack! Print is still the way to go…

“Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital devices now flooding into classrooms, an emerging body of research suggests… When reading on screens, for example, people seem to reflexively skim the surface of texts in search of specific information, rather than dive in deeply in order to draw inferences, construct complex arguments, or make connections to their own experiences. Research has also found that students, when reading digitally, tend to discard familiar print-based strategies for boosting comprehension.”

Read more here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/07/30reading_ep.h33.html

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Hot Summer PRINTed Books!

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Summer’s not over yet! Hit the bookstore before your last beach trip to have some new printed reading for your relaxation time. Entertainment Weekly compiled the greatest and latest reading suggestions.

Remember, unlike digital e-books, printed books never need to be charged or protected from the sand. Print is durable; it can withstand the hot summer sun, sand, does not overheat, nor does it need a battery or plug-in to stay charged. Print can be read and used anywhere — any time!

Call The P.A. Hutchison Company today to place your order! 1-800-USA-PRNT  or sales@pahutch.com

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/06/04/summer-must-reads-10-books-for-your-beach-bag/

 

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Planning a Trip? Find Print Along the Way with this Book Sale Finder!

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One of the best things about summer is the constant availability of yard sales, outdoor markets, and shopping sales. Don’t think you have to limit yourself to shopping recycled house or mall sales. Embrace the beautiful weather, pick a state you want to visit, and find a printed book sale along the way! The P.A. Hutchison Company is sure that any fascinating printed book will brighten up even cloudy summer days because unlike e-books, print never needs to be charged or runs out of batteries; it is always ready to be used. So go ahead- use this link to find book sales near you!

http://www.booksalefinder.com/

The P.A. Hutchison Company is a family-owned printing company that has been in business OVER 100 years. We specialize in 1 & 2 color text, full color cover, soft bound, printed materials. Contact us today with your print order! 1-800-USA-PRNT or sales@pahutch.com

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Make Your Brain Happy and Choose Print

Scientific America Why the Brain Prefers Print-page-0

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“Since the 1980s, there have been more than 100 comparative studies in the United States, U.K. Taiwan, Sweden, Norway, France and Japan to explore differences of how people read and comprehend on paper versus screens.  While technology has continued to improve, it still hasn’t reached the comprehension level of traditional paper users.  What we have learned from these studies is that readers prefer real paper over its electronic counterpart and achieve high levels of comprehension and retention with paper.

Paper not only has inherent environmental features such as high recyclability, carbon storage, and a renewable primary raw material (wood, recycled and alternative fibers), it also fills a key societal role by helping readers create their own unique experience whether it is through learning and study habits or getting personally involved in a work of fiction.  It is less distracting and allows the reader to focus on the text.  The absence of multi-tasking leads to a greater understanding of the subject matter and in turn creates a memorable experience.”

To learn more, read the full article here: http://twosidesus.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/scientific-american-why-the-brain-prefers-paper/