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Tablets, Smartphones Influence Reading Instruction
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Tablets, Smartphones Influence Reading Instruction

The number of games, apps, and software to help students learn to read and increase their literacy skills is growing fast, and the tools themselves are becoming more interactive and animated. (February 7, 2013)

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