Chapter 8From Talking Toys to Watson: Dreaming Up Tech for Tomorrow's Readers

Current technologies will continue to evolve, and as research starts to show what works and what doesn't, we hope they will have a positive impact in the years ahead.

As we scanned the current landscape of apps and e-books, we also wanted to peer into laboratories of invention to see what might be around the bend. In this chapter, we offer a brief glimpse of some up-and-coming technologies that proponents see as having potential to make a significant contribution in early literacy. We asked the question that innovators often contemplate when trying to invent a solution for a vexing problem. What if? So we cast our net widely to talk with people who are undertaking ...

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