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1 What is it? e-readers, e-books, iBook electronic version of a text that can be read on a standard desktop or laptop screen, on a PDA or other portable device, or on dedicated e-book hardware portable, transferable, and searchable. annotations, audio and video files, and hyperlinks. commenting and chat tools that allow interaction among readers,

2 Educational use expected to grow within the next two to three years Cost savings compared to paper-based books – Cost for digital reader devices between $88 -$200 – Many book titles are free Updated versions are easily downloaded Benefits for individuals with special needs – Font enlargement – Text-to-speech software – Ability to record audio comments (Larson, 2009) – Highlighting, note taking, bookmarking Environmental impact lower for digital text Lighter than textbooks a lower upfront, financial commitment

3 Why is it significant? shortened production cycles, updates Sound, movies, and simulations facilitate a deeper understanding of subject matter Text-to-speech capability Visually impaired ESL (English as a Second Language) interact with content, active, self directed, cover to cover  Dictionary  Search ability  Highlighting  Note taking  Bookmarking  Font size variety

4 Downsides? copyright trusted content and flexibility

5 Implementation Main goal: increase reading frequency, comprehension, and enjoyment – Kindle owners buy three times as many books as before they owned their Kindle devices (Horizon Report, 2010) Demand and technology continue to grow Combining print and digital formats for books opens new opportunities (Grensing-Pophal, 2010) Educational institutions must allocate resources for digital readers – Prices affordable compared to textbooks – Teachers can use projectors to share the digital content – Students can take notes and highlight – E-books incorporated with tutorials, reviews, quizzes

6 iPads for the eBooks Digital books Textbooks Resources Audiobooks Nook, Kindle, Google Books NookKindleGoogle Books Yo Millard Fillmore

7 Book Apps interactive e-books – Cinderella Cinderella – Wild About Books find books or organize the books – Classic Children Picture Books Collection Classic Children Picture Books Collection – Free Books Free Books – Audio Books Huckleberry Finn Audio Books Review

8 iBooks on iPad vibrant color screen, crisp text, and a Multi-Touch interface that lets you turn pages with the flick of a finger. browse, sample, and buy books. Once you’ve downloaded a book, it appears on your bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading. Easy-to-use tools let you keep your place with bookmarks, highlight text and dates, and make notes. You can also save, read, and print PDFs — great for class handouts, research papers, and more. Time to practice

9 OverDrive

10 Free Project Gutenberg – first, gave ideas to all – about 140,000 books Books in the Public Domain LibriVox Creative commons together many free books are part of the Creative Commons CC together Kindle Kids Corner

11 Textbooks Online Presence o ClassZone – large global text book publisher turned to eBooks. Extensive interactive e-texts for middle & high schools, ClassZone o Most companies have sites now The Next Texbooks The Perfect Textbook iBooks-textbooks

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14 Looking for free books Searching for eBooks iBooks - Books that are out of copyright and available in the public domain are a also available in their entirety using the iBook app. iBooks Google Books - Books that are out of copyright and available in the public domain are a also available in their entirety on Google Books. Google provides an embed code for each book in their database and this code can be pasted into any website, blog or wiki to allow your students to read from the text directly from your class site. Some Google Books can also be downloaded as a pdf or ePub format that can be read directly on an e-reader or handheld or tablet device. Google Books Google Search - When conducting a search online, simply add the term eBook or eText to the search terms. This simple addition will point your search in a direction that will find eBooks that you can then use in your classroom. Google Search Project Gutenberg - Similar to Google Books, Project Gutenberg is beginning the process of making books available online for download from their database in a number of eBook formats. Within Project Gutenberg, you can search by keywork, author or category. Books can be downloaded to reader on a handheld device, tablet or can be read directly from the site. When available, Project Gutenberg also includes audio books for download that can be downloaded and played on a portable mp3 player. Project Gutenberg LibriVox - An eBook isn't just downloadable text, LibriVox offers audio files for download of books that are available in the public domain. Simply search for a book by title or author and download the audio file. The audio file can be played back in class or transfered to a portable mp3 player. LibriVox Using the links to the Free Audiobooks, the iBook Application, or any other website or E-Book Application such as OverDrive, find two audio books / e-books. One audiobook/e-book for personal use and one for educational use in your classroom. May also use part of a book to teach a concept.Audiobooks Using MLA citation, list the two books you have found and list on your wiki. Try using Easybib App

15 Creating your own content Apps - eBook Magic, My Story


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