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Latest News: Schools see benefits with eBooks in the Classroom, according to new survey

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A new survey from ASCD and OverDrive shows that schools identify especially one benefit with eBooks in comparison with printed books to use in the classroom, namely, the great prospects of individualising the learning experience. Since reading is at the core of most classroom work, the benefit with digital reading allows students to absorb content at their own pace through its own learning path. Kate MacMillan, coordinator of library services and digital resource project manager at Napa Valley Unified School District explains: “Digital content has put a sense of adventure and joy back into reading. Students can read above or below grade level or read titles dealing with controversial or sensitive subjects without comment from their peers.” Over 2000 school- and district-based administrators gave their opinions about their use of digital content in the classroom, where 75% of administrators indicated their teachers are most interested in digital content for English language (74 percent), followed by science (62%), math (61% and social studies (56%). Source: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and OverDrive

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