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Students using e-readers see big boost in reading ability

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She said students who have a hard time reading have a difficult time imagining the scene authors are trying to paint with words.

She said since students are interested in the new devices, it just makes sense to bring them into the building.

“The more we get into it, the more we have to study it,” Thomas said. “Not that traditional books will ever go away, but since they seem interested in technology, why not capitalize on it?”

Griffin said he’s thrilled with the results he’s seeing with the e-readers, but another crucial part of the equation hadn’t been given enough attention.

“No, and really, the Kindles are a great tool,” Griffin said. “What she does is she probably doesn’t give herself enough credit. It’s really Carla Thomas. The Kindles are great, the technology is great, but the way she works with those kids, they work their tail off for her.”

As computers, tablets, iPods and other devices begin working their way into classrooms nationwide, Thomas said even parents are beginning to realize that it’s more than just a fad.

“When parents contact me after years and years of fear and reluctance from their students, I don’t have to convince them of anything,” Thomas said. “They just want to keep the momentum going.”

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