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John Green on why books beat any iPad app – USATODAY.com
"I'm a big believer in pairing classics with contemporary literature, so students have the opportunity to see that literature is not a cold, dead thing that happened once but instead a vibrant mode of storytelling that's been with us a long time — and will be with us, I hope, for a long time to come."

"I think instead writers and publishers and readers need to go to the places where people are, and make the argument that there is great value to the quiet, contemplative process of reading a novel, that reading great books carefully offers pleasures and consolations that no iPad app ever can. And that's what we're trying to do with the Nerdfighter Book Club."
infinitesummer  infinitejest  thevirginsuicides  thegreatgatsby  songofsolomon  raybradbury  farenheit451  video  publishing  writing  summerreading  teaching  ipad  reading  ebooks  boooks  nerdfighterbookclub  2012  johngreen 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Seattle library hides 1,000 books around town for young people to find - Boing Boing
"The Seattle Public Library system's annual Summer Reading Program is called Century 22: Read the Future, and is tied in with the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair. Young people are encouraged to scour the city's landmarks for 1,000 books hidden throughout town, and then to re-hide them for other kids to find. Among the books in this summer's program is my own YA novel Little Brother, which is a source of utter delight for me."
libraries  seattle  books  seattlepubliclibrary  cascadia  2012  readthefuture  littlebrother  corydoctorow  play  games  reading  summerreading 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any Book - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
"children improved their reading scores even though they typically weren’t selecting curriculum books or classics teachers normally assigned for summer reading. That conclusion confirms other studies suggesting that children learn best when they are allowed to select their own books.

…most popular book during the first year of the study was a biography of Britney Spears.

“What that said to me was that there is a kid culture and a media culture that transcends what we think kids should be reading. I don’t think the majority of these kids ever read during the summer, but given the opportunity to select their own books & discuss what they knew about…in itself, motivating to them.”…

But giving children a choice in the books they read is a message many parents resist…“Teachers & middle-class parents undervalue kids’ preferences, but I think we need to give up being so uptight about children’s choices in books.”
reading  summerreading  tcsnmy  toshare  topost  2010  education  learning  meaning  self-directedlearning 
august 2010 by robertogreco
101 Reasons Why I'm An Unschooler by ps pirro (Book) in Education & Language
"A slim, pocket-sized manifesto of living and learning in freedom. Not a how-to but a WHY-TO, for anyone frustrated with conventional schooling or tired of "school-at-home" homeschooling, and looking for inspiration, encouragement, and real options beyond the confines of the K-12 compulsory-schooled life."
pspirro  unschooling  deschooling  education  self-directedlearning  alternative  lcproject  children  schooling  change  reform  homeschool  books  toread  summerreading  glvo 
june 2009 by robertogreco

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