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A guide to promoting literacy in the digital age With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. Tap, Click, Read gives educators and parents the tools and information they need to help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds print, digital, and everything in between. In Tap, Click, Read authors Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine envision a future that is human-centered first and tech-assisted second. They document how educators and parents can lead a new path to a place they call 'Readialand' a literacy-rich world that marries reading and digital media to bring knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to all of our children.



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Lisa Guernsey

Lisa Guernsey is Deputy Director of the Education Policy Program and Director of the Learning Technologies Project at New America, a think tank in Washington, DC. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, examine policies and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed.

Prior to her work at New America, Lisa worked as a staff writer at The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She has also contributed to several national publications, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Slate, and USA TODAY, and she is the co-author of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2015) and author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media - From Baby Videos to Educational Software - Affects Your Young Child (Basic Books, 2012) . She won a 2012 gold Eddie magazine award for a School Library Journal article on e-books and has served on several national advisory committees on early education, including the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Science of Children Birth To Age 8. Lisa holds a master's in English/American studies and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia. Lisa lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her two daughters.



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