What is the future of 21st reading?  Well, the digital natives of the future will need much more than books to hold their attention.  If educators, publishers and authors can think of ways to use web based software to enhance the lessons learned in their texts, learning will accelerate dramatically, since students will be making meaningful connections with this type of online learning.

Motoko Rich, in his article “The Future of Reading” explains that Some researchers say that “even when children don’t read much text, they are picking up skills that can help them thrive in a visually oriented digital world.”

electronic_textbooksSo, keep that in mind when your teens are spending hours online. There may be some teachable moments within the framework of the latest technology trends of the 21st century.  Imagine tying an interactive CD ROM or web based software program to every book your teens read?  The future holds some great adventures.

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