With the influx of technology being pushed into the classroom, it’s a critical time to take a step back and figure out which type of tech is right for you. As the school year winds down, you may be debating a move to a flipped classroom or perhaps adding some e-readers / tablets into the mix.
Let’s say you’ve decided to buy a single iPad or (lucky you) a classroom full of iPads… what kind of books should you be using? Should highly visual and interactive books be used? What about simple e-books that are just text?
If you’re a textbook author or someone who wants to use iBooks Author, then these questions are even more important.
Lucky for you, a new study has just been released that sheds some light on which kind of book is right for you and your students. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has released a ‘QuickStudy’ that analyzed how 3-6-year-old children use and retain information from different kinds of books. They tested printed books, e-books, and enhanced e-books. They had the children read the different kinds of books and then tested their retention, interactivity, and co-reading experience.
To find out details about the study such as how it was conducted, other takeaways, etc., check out this page.