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The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers
Education nowadays is talking digital and probably by the year 2020 most of the schools in the US and Canada will have already embraced digital textbooks. Digital learning is gaining ground day after day and the sooner we embrace it the better. There are several ways teachers can benifit from this digital boom in education. One of them is digital reading. 1- Scribd The best definition for this website is to call it YouTube for documents. 2- Free eBooks This website offers unlimited reading for all kinds of work be it fiction, romance, literature and non fiction. 3- Many Books This one here provides more than 29.000 eBooks for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other readers. 4- Bartleby This is one of the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intelectually curious with unlimited access to books and information the web for free. 5- Flat World Knowledge This is one of the world's largest and open college textbooks. 6- eBooks Directory Related:  edtech tools

Liens Utiles, plus de 45000 références pour tout connaître ! Create Your SMART Lessons from home for free! Jul Picture this: You are at home and you have this awesome idea for a Smart Lesson but your not at work to build it. You look at your computer and you don’t have Smart Notebook installed. If we head over to to the Smart Notebook Express Website , we will be presented with 2 options. Here we can create a new notebook file or open one that you already have done. I will say this application does have some limitations, it is a little bit “laggy” and its not the fastest thing in the world. The Express edition would also be great for stations in a classroom where you could set up a different assignment (like a grammer activity where they have to correct the sentence) at each station. If you need ideas for your lessons, check out my previous article “ So you got a Smartboard, Now what? How could you use this in the classroom? Thanks No related posts. TJ Houston is the Director of Technology at Huron City Schools.

ISTE Daily: Final Day, Wrap-Up and Takeaways My plane landed around 5:30am EST. The overnight red-eye is never pleasant on a full flight and the work the next day put me into a contemplative (or zombie-like) mood until that night's #BYOTchat where some of the colleagues I met and #ISTE12 made some lurking in-roads into a new PLN. But before the reflection, Let's get to the last day: 7am SHRED Session: I like the SHRED sessions for their inspiration in a broad variety of topics. I also eliminated one of my planned presentation based on the two-minute preview that made it clear this session was going to go in a direction in which i wasn't interested in...guess it has to cut both ways, neh? The Future of Leadership: Since I now had an open session spot, I turned to my PLN and found a new session that looked intriguing (thx @wkingbg). #ISTELOL -- a break for humor One hour of education and edtech snark. [Interlude] While this was going on, the Google I/O announced the Nexus 7 tablet. Primary Sources and Digital Tools Final Keynote

18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students 1- SpiderScribe This is a great mind mapping tool that allows users to easily visualize their ideas by connecting various pieces of information together and create free style maps. It also combines elements like text, images, files, calendar events and geographic locations. 2- EdistormEdistorm is a great web2.0 tool for educators. 4- allows its users to create concept maps in such an easy way with the minimum tools possible .You can create your project and invite your colleagues to join you in editing its content and when done you can share it with others via a generated link . 5- Wise Mapping Wise Mapping is a free online mind maps editor that allows you to create and share your mind maps with others. 6- Lucid ChartLucid Chart is a flowcharts and mind map making tool . 7- Text 2 Mind MapText 2 Mind Map is a cool website . 8-Spicynodes It allows its users to create a visually attractive nodes for their blogs, websites or wikis .

Nick Brandt : Photography BlendKit Course Introduction The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning developed by Dr. Kelvin Thompson and available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course. Course Components/Navigation Course Home | Schedule | Learning Activities | DIY Tasks | Readings | Blogging | Badges | Recordings | Stories Your BlendKit Stories Around the world many individuals and institutions have made use of the BlendKit Course to advance their blended learning practice in a variety of ways. Download Map of BlendKit Course Materials During 2015 BlendKit2017 The BlendKit Course materials have been the basis for five open, online course (MOOC) cohorts. Enroll Now Register for BlendKit2017! Organize a Local Cohort Local Cohort Informational Webinar Recording View video recording Make It Better See What People Are Saying About BlendKit!

Twitter Encouraging Girls To Learn To Code While debates about issues related to women in the workforce rage, one thing is certain: women continue to be woefully underrepresented in certain fields. Specifically, only a fraction of graduates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, medicine) fields are women. There have been efforts in recent years to change that. In a post on Twitter’s blog today the social media company announced that they were partnering with one such organization, Girls Who Code. This summer in New York Girls Who Code will be holding an eight-week program that will teach basic coding and computer science to high school girls. For more information on Girls Who Code, you can check out their website.

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. 1- KnovioKnovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites. Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based. 2- AheadAhead is a great presentation tool for educators. 3- HelloSlideHelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration. 4- JuxJux is one of the best showcase for your stories. 5- SlidestaxxSlidestaxx is a great presentation tool. 6- Present.meIt allows its users to record and share their presentations using their webcams. 8- SlideboomSlideboom is a slide hosting service where you can store your presentations and share them with the rest of the world. 11- Zoho Show

50 Meilleures Photographies - Gallery Wallpaper - du magazine National Geographic 25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. It’s all about iPads in education, Apple’s role in the future of learning, and much more than that. Want to get the mini-issue free when it comes out? So you’ve got one or a few iPads that you want to use in the classroom. Google I/O -- Tablets, Drives, The summer month's of each year are filled with conferences, trade shows, and announcements. While I was at #iste12 last week the Google Developer's conference was taking place. Since a few teachers have been asking me for reactions, I spent a few putting my initial thoughts down. I will post more of a full review after I have played with some toys and features. Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 is a Google branded 7"tablet built by their partners at Asus. I think there is a market for 7" tablets and the affordability is going to make this device competitive. Full review when I mine arrives in mid-july :) Chrome for iOS and Android The Chrome browser is out for the iPad. Offline Google Docs Editiing This one is wonderful and at this point pretty much seamless. Google Drive Integration There were a lot of drive and doc integration announcements that will be bearing fruit in the next few months. Other Quick Hits: So that's two days of developer goodness. Most of this was off the top of my head.

Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics 1- This is a great tool that allows users to create visually rich infographics from pre-designed themes. It is very easy to use and only drag and drop. It actually supports Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. 2- Stat Planet This one here allows users to create amazing visualisations and share them with others. 3- Hohli This is an awesome chart maker. 4- Creately This is also a great tool in creating diagrams and flow charts. 5- Many Eyes This is one of the easiest of them all. 6- Wordle This is a text based visualisation tool. 7- Tableau This works just on Windows. 8- Inkspace This is also a free infographic creation tool.

Les mutations du livre à l'heure de l'internet NEF (Net des études françaises) - Dossiers du NEF par Marie Lebert, septembre 2007 Un ouvrage de synthèse de 1971 à nos jours, basé sur le suivi de l'actualité francophone et internationale, et issu des multiples liens tissés sur la toile avec nombre de professionnels du livre au fil des ans. Version PDF [version NEF, Toronto] (1,3 Mo) Version PDF [version miroir, France] (1,3 Mo) Version TXT (706 Ko) Sommaire L'internet et les technologies numériques bouleversent le monde du livre. Le présent livre est publié en ligne sur le Net des études françaises (NEF). Commentaires Olivier Gainon, fondateur et gérant des éditions CyLibris: "Signalons la publication d'un nouveau livre de Marie Lebert, figure historique de l'édition littéraire sur internet, Les mutations du livre à l'heure de l'internet. Jean-Paul, des "Le texte de Mutations est comme d'habitude chez Marie Lebert: clair, exhaustif, méthodique. Le livre numérique: chronologie 1971-2007 (août 2007) [version HTML]

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started 2.) 3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks 6.)