Today's post will have a lot of clips that will probably blocked by firewalls.
The publishing industry is changing. Techology is changing. Books are different, they are digital. Ebooks are coming enhanced.
Do I think paper will go away? no.
Do I think my daughter will graduate high school with some sort of tablet for her text books? Yep. (although I'm not sure if the school system will pay for it or it will be a cost for parents to eat)
True fact (verses fake fact--like most of the things I say) this past Christmas six out of my sixty GT students recieved e-readers for Christmas. We were in the middle of reading October Sky at the time and I had one student GIVE BACK the paper copy because he had the book on his Kindle.
Kathleen Ortiz has been posting some pretty amazing things on her blog and two of these clips come directly from her.
This is a program that watches your eye and helps you to read. My first thought was it's great for my students who struggle with reading. That's pretty great, although it doesn't TEACH them how to read better. So I have my concerns.
This clip is the future of reading, how reading on an e-reader can be more interactive, and blur the lines between fiction and reality. IT will also make research easier.
But my favorite one is this one. Mostly because it's the first thing I've seen that I INSTANTLY wanted to buy. And for a few more reasons which when I can, I'll blog about it more.
So will reading become more interactive? Has the same skill we've been doing for 500 years change in the next five years?
Let me know what you think about this?