Books, eBooks and Reading – Survey of Parents and Children


The NY Times reported yesterday on results of a study from publisher Scholastic. The survey explored the attitudes and behaviors of parents and their children, ages 6 to 17, toward reading books in print and on digital devices. The majority of these children are interested in reading an eBook, and a third indicate they would read more books if they had access to eBooks. However, about two-thirds would not give up traditional print books in favor of e-readers. Details on the study at Scholastic.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.