Turn - Don't Swipe

By -- Dennis Fitzgerald—— Bio and Archives--April 4, 2018

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Being that it was close to April 1st I thought the story that beginner students at schools were ‘swiping’ their paper books rather than turning the pages was a rather amusing April Fools joke but it was actually a fact.

The members of the National Union of Teachers (UK) have reported that this now a common event. Apparently it’s a result of the overuse of iPads as a childminding device and the cost of paper books.

As a child I was always happy to read a book and still do almost 60 years later although I read most newspapers online. Books rarely run out of power, they are ready the moment you pick them up and there are not ads at the bottom of the page.

Print this letter out on paper and show your child how to physically read it.


Dennis Fitzgerald


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