Science of Reading: The Podcast

S4-04: Learning to Read Digitally vs. in Print: Dr. Lauren Trakhman & Dr. Patricia Alexander

August 25, 2021 Amplify Education Season 4 Episode 4
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S4-04: Learning to Read Digitally vs. in Print: Dr. Lauren Trakhman & Dr. Patricia Alexander
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Science of Reading: The Podcast
S4-04: Learning to Read Digitally vs. in Print: Dr. Lauren Trakhman & Dr. Patricia Alexander
Aug 25, 2021 Season 4 Episode 4
Amplify Education

In this episode, Susan Lambert sits down with Lauren Trakhman and Patricia Alexander, professors from the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, to discuss their research on the effectiveness of teaching reading in print vs. digitally. Their conversation explores the ways in which teaching reading in print remains vital even in a digital world. Drs. Trakhman and Alexander also explain why it's important to avoid making assumptions about students' abilities to use technology and how that can be a detriment to reading success. Lastly, they discuss strategies for using technology to boost children's foundational skills.

Quotes:
“Rule one is: no teacher at any level should assume that their students are digital natives.” - Dr. Patricia Alexander

“As we saw in this pandemic, reading digitally is not going anywhere ... and, in fact, is what made learning even a possibility the past year and a half.” - Dr. Lauren Trakhman

Resources:
Lauren Trakhman Bio and research

Patricia A. Alexander Bio and research

Announcements:
Looking to adopt the Science of Reading in your classroom or district? We have all the tools to help you make the shift at scienceofreading.amplify.com

Announcing the inaugural Science of Reading Star Awards! Nominate a Science of Reading champion in your district for a chance to win $500. https://amplify.com/sor-star-awards/

Show Notes

In this episode, Susan Lambert sits down with Lauren Trakhman and Patricia Alexander, professors from the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, to discuss their research on the effectiveness of teaching reading in print vs. digitally. Their conversation explores the ways in which teaching reading in print remains vital even in a digital world. Drs. Trakhman and Alexander also explain why it's important to avoid making assumptions about students' abilities to use technology and how that can be a detriment to reading success. Lastly, they discuss strategies for using technology to boost children's foundational skills.

Quotes:
“Rule one is: no teacher at any level should assume that their students are digital natives.” - Dr. Patricia Alexander

“As we saw in this pandemic, reading digitally is not going anywhere ... and, in fact, is what made learning even a possibility the past year and a half.” - Dr. Lauren Trakhman

Resources:
Lauren Trakhman Bio and research

Patricia A. Alexander Bio and research

Announcements:
Looking to adopt the Science of Reading in your classroom or district? We have all the tools to help you make the shift at scienceofreading.amplify.com

Announcing the inaugural Science of Reading Star Awards! Nominate a Science of Reading champion in your district for a chance to win $500. https://amplify.com/sor-star-awards/