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eBooks in Education
eBooks are electronic forms of text. eBooks are texts that have been “published” in a digital format that displays on specialized reading devices or computers.
According to Project Gutenberg there are now over 1,000,000 eBooks available online for free.
It is now possible to have a library in every classroom or even in your pocket.
Recommended eBook format for highest level of interactivity: MS Reader http://www.microsoft.com/reader
Online eBook Libraries: This section contains informational links to a large number of exciting free online libraries. This section includes Libraries for Children, Book Note Libraries, Foreign Language Libraries, Libraries for Teachers, General and Special collection libraries, and eBook search engines.
Third Annual World eBook Fair: http://worldebookfair.org/
World eBook Fair: July 4th to August 4th
From July 4th-August 4 2008 visit the Third Annual World eBook Fair. The Fair provides free access for a month to One Million eBooks. During the rest of the year you may continue to download your selection of about 500,000 PDF eBooks by joining the World Public Library (Annual membership $8.95/year).
FL Recommended Reading List: This is a listing of one state's reading list for elementary and secondary schools with links to over 70 books on the list that are currently available online for free.
eBRS: eBook Reading Strategies: Effective Reading Strategies applied to eBooks. The eBRS Program was developed to assist students in the metacognitive process as they learn how to learn by providing active strategies to help them organize, understand, and learn material. eBRS provides strategies for students concerning discussion, reading, writing, vocabulary, and assessment.
Reading Strategies: Some general information and strategies that can be used to assist standard reading and electronic reading.
Classroom/Lesson Ideas: A collection of lesson concepts that can be used in a variety of classroom situations.
History: A brief history of the eBook from its beginnings in the 1940's to today.
News: News articles relating to the use of eBooks in education.
Platforms: Quick chart information about some of the major eBook platforms and the computer systems they work with.
Features: This section provides information on the eBook formats and their features such as costs, interactions, storage, and display.
Accommodations: eBooks can provide many accommodations that would be helpful to students with special needs, English as a second language (ESL/ESOL), and others with reading difficulties.
Samples: Sample eBooks for a variety of purposes that I have created or converted.
eBooks in Higher Education: Applications and resources for using eBooks with college courses.
Digital Big Books: Using an eBook and a video projector teachers can easily create their own digital big books for display in a classroom.
Creating eBooks with PowerPoint: Using common a presentation tool, like Microsoft’s PowerPoint, teachers and students can create their own talking electronic books. [PowerPoint eBook Template]
Technology Enhanced Literature Circle: Using technology tools and eBooks to enhance the reading experience.
Booktalking Tech: Technology enhancements for having booktalks, those short book commercials. Also, instructions for creating your own video booktalks.
Book Trading: While they are not actually eBooks (except for those audiobook versions), these online organizations are a great digital application for reading.
Online Book Cataloging Library Resource Tools: There are now a number of free or inexpensive resources that you can use to catalog your own personal collection.
The Digital Reader: Using eBooks in K-12 Education from ISTE press.
Literature Circles through Technology (Technology Enhanced Literature Circles) from Linworth Publishing.
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