Question: Is reading on a screen cognitively similar to reading on paper? What about typing vs. handwriting? I find that my students seem to prefer reading on the small screen of the phone to the bigger screen of a laptop. And I wonder whether it might have adverse effects in terms of recalling material – I always find it easier to recall text when I can map it to a physical location in a book rather than an e-reader (but perhaps that’s a function of my age!). My 5-year-old, who is required to do online reading as part of his homework, likes the interactive nature of online quizzes following the reading, but he seems to prefer reading to me over reading to himself on the computer.