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27 Places For Free Textbooks Online

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online
Introduction This is a listing of 82 sites that legally offer free textbooks and written course material. There is a separate page with links to free audio and video courses Free Audio & Video Courses Online To the best of my knowledge all of the websites listed here offer only content that they are legally entitled to transfer to you. If you find a site listed here that you know illegally offers copyrighted material, please contact me through the site with a link to the infringing content. To the best of my knowledge every website listed here, and its downloads, are safe. This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums. A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages: Best Free eBooks Online - listing of all free ebooks sites (783 sites) Best Free Audio Books Online - listing of all free audiobook sites (192 sites) Free Textbooks Accounting Coach Amazon Barnes & Noble Related:  Free ebooksTemple of the Lord Naturally Embed UDL in No Time by Elizabeth Stein The teacher life is a busy life, no question. Since my last post about integrating the Universal Design for Learning approach into instructional planning and teaching, I’ve received some predictable questions: “How do teachers find the time to do all that?” Case closed, right? • My district has not adopted a formal UDL framework (yet–>grin<) • Most public school teachers where I teach and across the United States are swept up in the instructional shifts brought on by the Common Core . • Most teachers either do not know about UDL or they feel they do not have the time for it based on what little they do know. • The lesson outline you are about to see was planned with a focus on the Common Core — the thought of including UDL strategies was not on my co-teacher’s mind. UDL is not about causing change. This school year, rather than plan direct UDL lessons, I decided to take a thoughtful approach and look at a typical school day for me. Assessment:

The best free cultural & educational media on the web - Open Culture Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future. In this collection we share many different perspectives on coding, from a university professor's vantage point (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an entrepreneur's reflections from his cross-country roadtrip to bring coding--and his stuffed dog--to classrooms across the U.S. We should always teach children to bake bread, feed the goats and wield a hammer.

Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? Why not rest on the laurels and the oars? The short answer is Dr. “From the time that I was 6 years old I had the mania of drawing the form of objects. Hokusai died in 1849 in his late 80s, by all reports still far from satisfied with his work then in progress. On the way through my 50s I could see signs of progress, producing manuscripts that required only extensive rewriting, not the abandonment of the whole sorry mess of a dumb idea. Now I am 79. T. John D.

The Online Books Page Learn To Code, Code To Learn Is it important for all children to learn how to write? After all, very few children grow up to become journalists, novelists, or professional writers. So why should everyone learn to write? Of course, such questions seem silly. I see coding (computer programming) as an extension of writing. The recent surge of interest in learning to code, reflected in sites like and, has focused especially on job and career opportunities. But I see much deeper and broader reasons for learning to code. Six years ago, my research group at the MIT Media Lab launched the Scratch programming language and online community in an effort to make coding accessible and appealing to everyone. We’ve been amazed with the diversity and creativity of the projects. As an example, let me describe some of the projects created by a young Scratcher who I’ll call BlueSaturn. As she worked on the Christmas card, BlueSaturn realized that what she enjoyed most was creating animated characters.

TEL-ebook.pdf Feedbooks | Free eBooks and Best Sellers The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications. First, a good presentation begins with a clearly outlined story. To get started with Text2MindMap, students type their outlines on the provided “canvas.” Penultimate, a free iPad app, allows you to use a stylus to handwrite and draw in digital notebooks. After the outlines are done, we can begin creating slides. A free, beautifully designed application, Haiku Deck is the best presentation tool currently available for the iPad. When it comes to presentation software, there are plenty of alternatives to PowerPoint or Keynote. Empressr is a Web service for creating and sharing high quality online slide presentations—with a couple of features differentiating it from its competitors.

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays. Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. According to Sherlin, when we’re concentrated on a task, the brain’s electrical activity is heightened. A neurochemical shift in the brain occurs simultaneously. "What we want to do if we want to set ourselves up for increasing productivity is put minor or smaller challenges in front of us so we build up that ‘done’ moment," says Sherlin. How to create more opportunities to say "done": Break Tasks Into Smaller Chunks Productivity has a snowball effect. Work In 10-Minute Segments Choose a task and set a timer for 10 minutes. Visualize Yourself Completing The Task Imagine yourself completing the task. Take Microbreaks Create opportunities to take microbreaks throughout the day. Done.

20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use. Great Websites to Download Ebooks FreeBookSpot FreeBookSpot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 FREE E-BOOKS in 96 categories which up to 71,97 GB. You can search and download free books in categories like scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. 4eBooks 4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming ebooks. Free-eBooks Free-eBooks is an online source for free ebook downloads, ebook resources and ebook authors. You need to become a Free-EBooks.Net member to access their library. ManyBooks GetFreeEBooks Scribd

English Language Learning | Teacher Leaders Network Publication Type: Web Article Year of Publication: Keywords: literacy ; K-8 ; Abstract: Middle grades educator Beverly Maddox greatly admired the first edition of Harvey and Goudvis's Strategies That Work and wondered, "How can they possibly improve this book?" Full Text: Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement (Second Edition) By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis 2007 (360 pp. Reviewed by Beverly Maddox AVID Coordinator Henderson Middle School Little Rock, Arkansas In preparation for mail delivery of my copy of the second edition of Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, I reviewed my dog-eared copy of the first edition, subtitled Teaching Comprehension to Improve Understanding . They did. Teachers familiar with the first edition will benefit from reading the introduction outlining the changes to the work before plunging into the new version.