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Reading Like a Computer Reads

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Spritz is a startup that wants to change how people read on small screens. The startup has created an app that feeds texts to readers one word at a time, arranged so that their eyes are not "forc[ed]…to spend time moving around the page." You can see a demonstration in this video.… more

Reading Comprehension: Paper or Screen?

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In a recent post, I critiqued the claims in Ferris Jabr's Scientific American article, "Why the Brain Prefers Paper" that addressed the differences in comprehension between reading from paper and reading from screens. … more

The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014

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It is a common theme to complain about the way that writing (or reading or math) skills are declining as our society becomes increasingly digitized. In this post, I look at some examples of the way that digital technologies are making writing more interesting by exploring stories or trends from the past year that have impacted writing and the teaching of writing. Not all of these examples suggest that writing is getting better (or that it is getting worse). Rather, they illustrate how writing is changing under the influence of emerging technologies. more