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12 Free Children's Ebooks You Can Download Right Now

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There are many free ebook options for children across various devices. Here are 12 ebooks you can download right now.

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Hurray for free!

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

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You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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Understanding E-Textbooks – it’s not Elementary!

Understanding E-Textbooks – it’s not Elementary! | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Many  schools are currently wrestling with the concept of e-textbooks. The traditional textbook provided a simple interface to support student learning; the e-textbook creates numerous complexities.
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Like most change - there will be challenges and advantages, and progress can be bumpy.  Baby steps required!

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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.
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SAMR Model only listed around the outside and loosely linked to the internal 'Pedogogy Wheel' list.  Still a useful reminder to move beyond the basic 'substitution' level to get to creation level.

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50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child

50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside -- and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible sh...
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Chicks flown - so reading to other people's under 10 chicks.

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Promoting new titles with Pinterest - via Alida & @joyce NeverEndingSearch

Promoting new titles with Pinterest - via Alida & @joyce NeverEndingSearch | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

This is how I made the Pinterest pages for my school. This is as close to a step-by-step process as I can give.  The best way to learn it is to play around with it yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

I started a Gmail account for my library and chose a password that I would feel okay sharing with other people.  I want my aides and any other librarian who might follow me in the position to take over the social media accounts. I use this account for every social media account I use for my library.

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Step by step way to share visual information about books.  Handy!

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The Book Chook: Creative iPad Apps for Kids, Word Mover and Trading Cards - Susan Stephenson

The Book Chook: Creative iPad Apps for Kids, Word Mover and Trading Cards -  Susan Stephenson | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

"I am really impressed with the ReadWriteThink iPad apps. For a start, they're excellent. Next, they're FREE. And finally, they're educational. Not just educational, but my favourite kind of educational - encouraging kids to create and share content! "


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It all adds to the engagement in learning.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:23 AM

Love ReadWriteThink as they venture into new apps that build langauge tools!  Check out these apps to help students with vocabulary, poetry and sharing literary information!

Marianthe Loucataris's curator insight, June 22, 2013 9:14 AM

Interesting literacy apps for ipad 

 

TechMarm's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:59 PM

I LOVE ReadWriteThink.  Thinkfinity.org and readwritethink.org is an under utilized resource.checking to see if these are connected.

 

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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We need to develop the skills to use both formats.  Interesting discussion with links to research.  Supports learning texts in paper format.

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SCIS's curator insight, May 12, 2013 6:42 PM

How does the technology we use change the way that we read? 

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12 Free Children's Ebooks You Can Download Right Now

12 Free Children's Ebooks You Can Download Right Now | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
There are many free ebook options for children across various devices. Here are 12 ebooks you can download right now.

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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:35 AM

Hurray for free!

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Video Book Trailers

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Are book trailers considered an essential marketing tool for authors now? Probably not  by many, however, when you consider the huge marketing potential offered by video sharing sites like YouTube,...
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Read about the philosophy behind the second 'Trailer' example.

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How Can Goodreads Help Your Book Take-Off?

How Can Goodreads Help Your Book Take-Off? | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
. Goodreads  is a kind of Facebook for people who love to read books. A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their...
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Twitter / premediawine: Battle of the Book Trailers! ...

Twitter / premediawine: Battle of the Book Trailers! ... | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Battle of the Book Trailers! It's on! Thank you, Julie Holden and William for the amazing display! http://t.co/vJ6BytcGTG
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Potential to encourage multimedia skills practice.

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Book Trailers .. Promote your book with video trailers on You Tube.Russell J Perry

Book Trailers .. Promote your book with video trailers on You Tube.Russell J Perry | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Book Trailers ... Just like movie trailers only for books. A great way to advertise your book on You Tube, Face Book or on your website. Helpful Hints. (Book Trailers ..
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Creating Book Trailers with iMovie and iPads

Creating Book Trailers with iMovie and iPads | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
This past Friday was supposed to be much different than it turned out. Teachers in the province of Ontario had planned to hold a one day political protest against the government and Bill 115.
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Still to try these out.

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The Book Chook: Resources for National Simultaneous Storytime 2014

The Book Chook: Resources for National Simultaneous Storytime 2014 | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

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National Simultaneous Storytime - quite looking forward to it!

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BookChook's curator insight, May 5, 5:35 AM

Ideas and activities to help teachers, parents and librarians prepare for NSS

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E-treasures at your local library - ABC Online

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E-treasures at your local library
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Australian libraries have had online catalogues for many years but recent innovation enables parents and children to borrow e-books and audiobooks easily, via a variety of apps.

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Bookry – Welcome | Interactive widgets, reader analytics & templates that work with iBooks Author

Bookry – Welcome | Interactive widgets, reader analytics & templates that work with iBooks Author | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
我的 iBooks Author 和 iTunes U 的好朋友- 製作互動教材,Drag and Drop, Timeline, Spot the difference, Puzzle, 360 Panorama... 還... http://t.co/OnuLiZvh

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An app to try!

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teacher1stop.com's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:44 PM

Not a clue if it will work, but will try it soon!

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Watch. Connect. Read.: Book Trailers in the Library Media Center

Watch. Connect. Read.: Book Trailers in the Library Media Center | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
. @MrSchuReads shares the book trailers he and his students have watched in the first few days of school: http://t.co/PJfvf0fEuz

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To be viewed!

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From Printed Page to Moving Picture – Looking into Book Trailers, Part 2 « Flash Fiction Chronicles

From Printed Page to Moving Picture – Looking into Book Trailers, Part 2 « Flash Fiction Chronicles | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Today at FFC, we have part 2 of Bonnie ZoBell's post on creating book trailers.... http://t.co/VqzDiu1h4y
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Some good sites to visit for experience and ideas.

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.

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Parents are significant in supporting libraries.

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SCIS's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:27 PM

Parents are likelier to be users of Libraries because of their recognition of the importance of the Library in developing their children's reading and literacy

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Why YA? Joel Stein says don't read this. I say think for yourself.

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Why YA? Joel Stein says don't read this. I say think for yourself. | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
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Let them decide!  Experience the pleasure and quality for yourself.

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400 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook

400 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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Kathy Benson's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:22 PM

Many of these books are classics so they no longer are copyrighted.

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Tuck Everlasting Book Trailers » Mr. Sapia's Classroom

Tuck Everlasting Book Trailers » Mr. Sapia's Classroom | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
The students in my Tuck Everlasting book club completed book trailers as an end of book activity using Animoto. Click the videos below to check them out. It's a great way to recommend books and build a community of readers ...
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Will give Animoto a go.

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Librarians on the Fly: Book Trailers... Who is Doing the Learning?

Librarians on the Fly: Book Trailers... Who is Doing the Learning? | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Once again, Mr. R, a Grade 6 English teacher, and I teamed up for a collaborative project: student-made Book Trailers. Up to now, I had learned how to make trailers, promoted books via trailers, and offered to teach trailers, ...
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Basic steps without much detail - ideas for somewhere to start.

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Book Trailers: 11 steps to make your own

Book Trailers: 11 steps to make your own | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Book trailers are videos posted online and distributed via video networking sites like YouTube.
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Death comes to town in "Malaria"

Death comes to town in "Malaria" | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, you come across a storyteller that really knows how to dazzle you.

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Stories in a multimedia format such as this could be incredible!

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