Tag: reading

Digitally Literate #223

What Tomorrow Holds Digitally Lit #223 – 11/24/2019 Hi all, welcome to issue #223 of Digitally Literate, thanks for stopping by. Please subscribe if you would like this to show up in your email inbox. This week’s issue is a day late as I was heading back from presentations at the National Council of Teachers…

Digitally Literate #200

It goes on. Digitally Lit #200 – 6/8/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. Welcome to issue #200!!! I started this newsletter several years ago with in the intention of curating during the week and distilling this down into an easy-to-read source for you to quickly consume. My goal…

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books by Anne Quito (Quartz)

Called “Talk to Books,” the AI-powered utility will scan every sentence in 100,000 books in half a second.

For a long period of time, we heard a lot about the ambitious project from Google to scan all of the world’s books. This was back in 2007, and Google encountered a lot of battles along the way. But, strangely this story has gone very quiet as of late. Well, amazing things happen when you…

How Exercise Can Help You Recall Words

How Exercise Can Help You Recall Words (nytimes.com)

Aerobic fitness may help you avoid lapses in your vocabulary.

This report reminds me of an episode of Westworld. Call them tip-of-the-tongue moments: those times we can’t quite call up the name or word that we know we know. These frustrating lapses are thought to be caused by a brief disruption in the brain’s ability to access a word’s sounds. We haven’t forgotten the word,…

The Complete Guide to Remembering What You Read

The Complete Guide to Remembering What You Read (betterhumans.coach.me)

What If You Forgot How To Forget?

Rhymes are easier to remember. Nowadays, facts are available at the click of a button. A vast knowledge of facts might make you fun to talk to, but… Being book-smart just for the sake of being book-smart is a vanity metric for your ego. Don’t learn solely for the sake of learning. Be a practitioner. Use the information…

Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

The Pew Research Center is an excellent accounting of the changes in our behaviors as a result of the Internet and other communication technologies. This week they had two reports that really had me thinking. The first is this one about audiobook usage by Americans. In my literacy research and education circles, audiobooks and podcasts tend to be…