'...patient, optimistic, and knowledgeable.'
In this Digital Wild West, Guernsey and Levine are the Lewis and Clark of our time, mapping the best trails for venturesome parents and educators. They strike the perfect tone as guides for this challenging terrain: patient, optimistic, and knowledgeable. Tap, Click, Read helps us see how we got here and arms us to create a better future.Milton Chen, PhD Senior Fellow, George Lucas Educational Foundation
'...smart, accessible and compelling!'
For everyone who cares about helping children make the most of today’s digital world, Tap, Click, Read is the most comprehensive review of what we know about learning in this age of screen technologies. It is smart, accessible and compelling!Ellen Wartella, PhD, Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University.
'...a clarion call and a blueprint for change...'
This excellent book provides a clarion call and a blueprint for change: rapidly advancing technology is the difference maker for a level learning field for early learning and lifelong literacy. Tap, Click, Read itself provides the evidence, the scalable models, and a fresh national strategy to ensure that every child gets a fair shot at success in a digital ageBev Purdue, Former Governor, North Carolina and Chair, Digital Learning Institute
Simply the best book on the topic!
If you want to know the latest about the new world of media and technology and its potential for young children’s literacy development, this is the book for you. Simply the best book on the topic! Highly readable, highly informative, it is a must read for parents, educators, and policymakers.Susan B Neuman, PhD, co-author, Giving Our Children A Fighting Chance, Professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Education
'...a truly readable, interesting, and informative book..."
Tap, Click, Read is a truly readable, interesting, and informative book about technology for promoting (not displacing!) literacy, language, and thought. Better still, it is complete with take-homes for parents, teachers, and policymakers. I love this book!Marilyn Jager Adams, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences Department, Brown University
Tap, Click, Read is our back to the future guidebook to educating a smarter, kinder generation.
Explore, Inquire, Reflect! Guernsey and Levine remind us that reading remains central to the learning process, moving us past fear of the techno-drug to model thoughtful, directed media use that can build receptive and expressive communication skills, enlarge children’s worlds and enhance their learning. Tap, Click, Read is our back to the future guidebook to educating a smarter, kinder generation.Michael Rich, MD, MPH, “The Mediatrician,” Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
'... a crucial read for teachers, parents, policy makers, and concerned citizens.'
Tap, Click, and Read is about connecting all children to rich interactive digital learning networks, mindful clicking and playing, and the powers of traditional literacy and new digital literacies when they are mixed and melded. It transcends the old “Is it good or bad?” debate around digital and social media and gets to the heart of the matter: How we can make old literacy and new media work for all kids in the service of a better world? It is a crucial read for teachers, parents, policy makers, and concerned citizens.James Paul Gee, PhD, Professor, Arizona State University author, Literacy and Education
This book will be essential reading for parents, educators, developers and policymakers for a generation.
A thoughtful look beneath the hood of the “quiet crisis” of children’s reading and into a world that’s at once more fascinating, more nuanced, and more promising than most of us imagined. This book will be essential reading for parents, educators, developers and policymakers for a generation.Greg Toppo, National Reporter, USA Today, author The Game Believes in You
Amazingly comprehensive, admirably concise, and altogether compelling...
Amazingly comprehensive, admirably concise, and altogether compelling, Tap, Click, Read is an unequalled guidebook for families and educators. Guernsey and Levine have combined their unique skills and vantage points to mine the world of research on reading and digital technology. The result is a convincing case for the vital role of parents in scaffolding children’s literacy, coupled with advice and resources that will enable parents to fulfill that responsibility.Joe Blatt, Ed.M., Faculty Director, Technology, Innovation, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
‘... a user friendly playbook to drive needed changes ...’
Tap, Click, Read is equally adept at navigating, translating and boldly advancing a new vision for literacy in a digital age. Illuminating great research with an array of wonderful stories, Guernsey and Levine help the reader appreciate the landscape of a brave new world they inventively call Readialand. Rather than leaving us to wander unaided across uncertain terrain, they provide a user friendly playbook to drive needed changes in communities across the nation.Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading