Friday, February 4, 2011

Books vs ebooks

There are many conversations among educators about the future of books in our schools. While I support the evolution of reading and the use of ebooks I question the idea that schools can or should get rid of traditional forms of books found in the library. Getting rid of stacks in our higher ed libraries to make room for coffee bars and common areas may be beneficial for high school students as they create their learning communities. However, I share a concern with other educators about our ablility to build the love of reading in our elementary children without paper books. There is just something special about cuddeling up with a good book while someone reads to you.

The video below does a great job of challenging traditional thinking. Let me know what you think about the subject.

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