Research + News | Topic: Reading
Jan 22, 2020
This Is Your Child’s Brain On Books: Scans Show Benefit Of Reading vs. Screen Time
Taking away screens and reading to our children during the formative years of birth to age 5 boosts brain development. Read the article here.
Sep 30, 2019
Digital Bibles Help Men Read More But Retain Less
Data suggests Christians are unaware of the effect the medium has on the message. Read the article here
Aug 30, 2019
Screens Are Changing The Way We Read Scripture
As digital reading habits rewire our brains, how will we process the Bible differently? Read the article here.
Aug 21, 2018
Yes, Teens Are Texting And Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books
High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
A New Study Shows That Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it. Read the article here.
Feb 16, 2018
How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?
Researchers found that digital reading was faster but less effective as a tool for helping students process and learn information. Read more from the Growing Leaders’ blog post here.
Nov 3, 2017
Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize
Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.
Jun 19, 2017
You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars
Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.
Feb 8, 2017
How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News
A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.
Feb 29, 2016
Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?
Among teenagers in recent years, reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother. Read the article here.