Reading and Technology

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Reading and Technology

 

Children say the Internet will complement — not replace — book reading, as shown in this recent Scholastic report.

 

Children say the Internet will complement — not replace — book reading, as shown in this recent Scholastic report.

Read Books for Fun Every Day vs. Go Online Daily

  Read Books for Fun Every Day Go Online Daily
Ages 5-8 30% 9%
Ages 9-11 22% 34%
Ages 12-14 23% 39%
Ages 15-17 17% 58%
All Children 24% 33%

Which Activity Would You Prefer

Read a printed book: 62%

Read a book on a handheld device: 20%

Read a book on a computer: 18%

Activities Children Have Done to Extend Their Reading Experience Online:

  Total Boys Girls
Learned what other people thought about a book 46% 48% 45%
Learned new things about a book or author 45% 48% 41%
Told friends what they discovered online 43% 44% 42%
Connected with other readers and felt like part of a group 28% 30% 26%
 

Energy Efficiency

30% of K–12 IT executives with procurement responsibility say energy efficiency is a very important consideration when purchasing new desktop/client IT equipment.

53% say someone in their IT department receives reports, authorizes payment or otherwise has responsibility for the amount and cost of energy used.

Of this group, 89% manage energy consumption.

76% say the lack of a way to isolate and measure the energy used in IT operations is or may be a significant barrier to energy efficiency.

57% say they do not know all the things they can do to improve energy efficiency.

Oct 27 2008

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