The Advantages Of Ebooks In Primary Schools

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Students currently have much more convenient study approach since e-learning was introduced to school. Primary schools in some developed countries such as Britain and America tend to teach their students with electronic devices instead of printed books. However, I personally argue this trend is not suitable for pupils. In this essay, I will first list some drawbacks of eBooks and then give some reasons why printed books should be still dominated in primary school.

First of all, eBooks hazard people’s eyesight and have some common shortages which electronic device facing today. Evidence has shown children’s eye is more risky than adults’ eye (Alpert, 2014) when staring at screen since their eyes is not mature enough and cannot filter blue lights.
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Firstly, real books have physical beauty. That’s not to say eBooks cannot be beautiful, we do have some well-designed and delicate electronic devices. Notwithstanding, books original beauty is unique. Catone (cited in Mod 2012) described“the book cover evolved as a marketing tool. It had to grab your attention from its place on the shelf. For that reason, the best designed covers were often beautiful art pieces. Not so in the digital world.” Additionally, reading printed books together is contribute to improve children and parents’ relationship. Lacking of adequate communication and bond between their children is the issue which parents in developed countries meet today. However, parents indicated they prefer to spend time reading with their children. …show more content…
Research showed recently students study with printed books are more efficient than eBooks learners. Anne Mangen of Norway 's Stavanger University, an expert of this study, thought academics might "find differences in the captivation promoted by the device, in emotional responses" to the story. Her predictions were derived from a last study comparing reading an upsetting short article on paper and on Kindle. "In this study, we found that paper readers did report higher on measures having to do with empathy and transportation and immersion, and narrative coherence, than iPad readers," said Mangen.” (Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds, 2014) Consequently, primary school should encourage students to use more printed books to improve their reading skills. Lastly, printed books may much easier and cheaper for students to get since almost all developed countries’ libraries are free or charge a little to pupils. For instance, children are automatically become a member of local libraries and museum in the UK as the government encourages them gain more knowledge. (Gov.UK, 2010-2015) In this case, children may be more willing to go to libraries and study with real

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