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Kindle, Nook (and more!) Educators

Kindle, Nook (and more!) Educators

ptlibtech - Reading&Technology Kindling the Fire : Here is my poster session for PETE&C, Feb 2011. Introduction Reading and Technology are not exclusive of each other. Terry's Presentation at PETE&C 2011 --- Overdrive: One of the programs often used by public libraries to provide audiobook services is OVERDRIVE. Free AudiobooksLibrivox -- podcasts of books (and more) read by volunteers. Hardware Sites: Amazon's Kindle Barnes & Noble's NookSony's Reader**Literati**Comparison Articles: Wikipedia (good technical detail chart); Parenting Mag (directed at "moms" but good summary in layman terms); CNET blog (list of questions to ask yourself); Consumer Reports E-Readers in Schools For an excellent discussion of issues surrounding using Ereaders in Schools look at these sites which are updated daily by practionersEdukindles on NingEdukindleLinks to Info Specific to Certain E-readers Kindle: Lending : Sharing Peer to Peer, finding free books: Amazon's link to nearly 1 million free e-books E-Reader Articles and Info

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic. It is available in print here, and in Kindle format here. You can also download a sample chapter here: here (601k PDF) Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build: ..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations: Note that a literate person is perfectly capable of using the tools. *For the sake of simplicity, we have boiled all of this down to three levels of skill, and have given them what we think are easy-to-understand names. Related Posts:

Writing Writing Assessment How to use the modules The modules consist of PowerPoint presentations and Document Folders containing MS Word files to supplement those presentations. The PowerPoint presentations contain slides (written for the student) with notes below for the teacher. To view both, go to “view notes.” These can also be printed as notes pages by designating “print notes” on the print set up page. It should be noted that bold and italic notes do not show up as such on the screen; they must be printed to register. The intent is to project the PowerPoint slides for the students. System requirements: Zip, PPT, Word Main Page Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes Welcome! Free eBooks This page lists places where you can find free eBooks. It includes links to sites which allow online reading, and sites which provide downloads. Be sure to check E-book stores that also include some free eBooks. (They should not be listed on this page.) This is not the place for links to sites hosting illegal content! [edit] Downloadable eBooks In alphabetical order Adelaide University -- Contains Classic books on Literature, Philosophy, Science, History, Exploration and Travel in ePUB format or for reading online. [edit] Specialized eBook Sites This section shows sites containing one book or a specialized subset of books on one topic. Buddhist Publication Society Many free ebooks about Buddhism, mostly PDF some ePUB and a few MOBI Custom license allowing distribution and adaption to new media, but only if not for profit. [edit] Online Reading The focus of this section is on web sites that are designed for on-line reading. [edit] Tips [edit] eBooks in languages other than English

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