What would we do without technology? There are so many advantages for the modern reader, now that we are no longer limited to printed books. Yes, your ereader might not be the best thing to take to the bathtub or the beach, but you wouldn’t want to drop a printed book in the water either! The ability to carry an entire library around with you more than makes up for any extra care you might have to take with an electronic reading device – and soon you might not even have to do that.
Technology keeps advancing with gigantic strides and this only means one thing for us: our day to day activities become easier, our hobbies grow more pleasant, and most importantly, our education and careers advance further.
Technology has been exuberantly generous in giving us what we want, and most people have ultra smart mini computers that fit into our pockets. And now, there are waterproof ereaders we can take with us whenever and wherever we please — beach and bath included!
Kobo Aura H20 is a waterproof ereader with the main capacities and features of any ereader. But this device has something more: it’s the only one that has the added, much-coveted benefit of not being scared of water. Kobo Aura H20 can be immersed under 1 meter of water for up to half an hour without any damage done to its internal mechanism and screen.
As a result, high-risk, must-avoid places like the beach, the swimming pool, or the bath no longer apply to users of the Kobo Aura H20 ereader. While the Kobo Aura H2o is one of a kind for now, more ereader developers are focusing their attention towards this market demand for waterproof ereaders.
In fact, such technological advancements will become the norm in the years to follow as more companies will seek to offer their clients a seamless reading experience that’s not defined and limited by the environment (dust, sunlight, water).
Educational Technology For Struggling Learners
The impact technology has had and will be having on education can never be truly measured. Apps, software, and several other technological innovations like Fast ForWard and Read 180 are now serving many struggling students across the globe helping them acquire the fundamental literacy skills of the 21st century: reading, writing, speaking skills, and touch typing.
From programs that are integrated in classes and help children process information more effectively and quickly, to software like 7 Speed Reading™ that help students improve their word per minute rate and read more in less time (and therefore reap all the benefits of reading), Ed Tech is at this very moment serving millions of people with their educational growth.
From offering students reading motivation, to being able to use authentic speech patterns in ESL classrooms, to fully immersing students into the idiosyncrasies of English pronunciation through video and online media, the world of educational technology has come a long way.
Educational Technology And Motivated Learners
One of the most definitive benefits of technology is that it motivates and intrigues learners. It lures them into the world of knowledge and exploration simply by being an appealing medium.
A study (Harvey, 2002) looked into the typical learner’s motivation and found that an increased control over learning choices makes students more eager to engage with reading, as opposed to students who are told to what and how they should be learning.
Young students are well versed in technology and new media, and giving them the control and trust they deserve can increase their self-esteem and give them the confidence to explore and satisfy their curiosity and drive to learn.
Knowledge is mostly acquired through reading, and being able to advance your reading skills could help you remain ahead of the crowd. Expert reading skills will let you reap all the benefits of being a knowledgeable, passionate, powerful individual who’s expert in their field of choice.