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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | AdLit | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.

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bookboon: Download free eBooks

bookboon: Download free eBooks | AdLit | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com provides 1000+ free eBooks. You can download textbooks and business books in PDF format without registration. The books are financed by a few in-book ads. Bookboon.com is the biggest eBook publisher in the world.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, January 12, 2015 6:19 AM

Bookboon is a website that provides hundreds of free on-line textbooks for learners. The textbooks are written by professors from different universities and they cover different topics and disciplines.
Textbooks can be searched for using criteria such as...
   - popularity,
   - rating, or
   - publication.
The textbooks offered by Bookboon are completely free, however the website requires users to sign up for their newsletter and it also asks for the name of their school and program of study.

Afterwards signing up, users will get a link to download the PDF format of the book they are looking for.

Cristien Amanada's curator insight, May 20, 2015 6:29 PM

Read More Books to Open your Mind http://readpdfebook.com

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7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students

7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students | AdLit | Scoop.it

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20 Best Websites to Download Free eBooks

20 Best Websites to Download Free eBooks | AdLit | Scoop.it
With all the great digital technology around these days, we don’t need a tree to make a book. More and more of us are choosing the convenience of digital content over actual books, CDs, DVD and Blu-ray discs as time passes. And as with everything that comes in digital – there’s a plethora of free options available. We can download eBooks onto our kindles, iPads, iPod, phones, laptops… the list is endless. Here’s a useful collection of sites and sources for getting free eBooks (yes, free!) for all of you virtual bookworms.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:29 PM

Check the comments for other useful links to free ebooks such as http://www.ebooks-forfree.com./

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Digital Book Developers Discuss the Changing Tide of Storytelling | PadGadget

Digital Book Developers Discuss the Changing Tide of Storytelling | PadGadget | AdLit | Scoop.it
emailprint Book apps give readers another way to experience narratives, from the simplest book for toddlers to more complex offerings by developers such as Touch Press, which are aimed at an older audience.
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10 Tips for Kindle in the Classroom

10 Tips for Kindle in the Classroom | AdLit | Scoop.it

"I have been using a Kindle eReader for some time now and really enjoy the convenience and ease of use of these dedicated devices. When I travel to schools, I see more and more schools pilot eReaders in the classroom, especially for students who struggle or who are unmotivated to read. For many students who struggle in reading many are now more inspired to read books on an eReader device as compared to a traditional book. Here are 10 tips for using Kindles in the classroom that I know you will find helpful."


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Novel approach to literacy | The Sun-Herald newspaper - 29/07/12

Article by Keeli Cambourne on school libraries being transformed to support literacy development in students. Features the changes school libraries are making to accommodate the needs and interest of 21st century learners, incoluding ebook collections, students creating book trailers, National Year of Reading initiatives and supporting struggling and reluctant readers. Also features the benefits of recent refurbishments to these school libraries.


Features three Sydney schools: Roseville College, PLC Sydney, Mount Annan Christian College Currins Hill.

 

Excellent initiatives and ideas that would encourage more boys to read.


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Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg offers 40,000 free ebooks to download.

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Folger Digital Texts: Shakespeare

Folger Digital Texts: Shakespeare | AdLit | Scoop.it
Folger Digital Texts - your source for reliable, expertly edited and encoded Shakespeare texts

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John Dalziel's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:39 PM

The Folger Shakespeare Library, an invaluable open resource, has released all of Shakespeare’s plays as fully searchable digital texts, downloadable as PDFs, in a free, scholarly edition that makes all of its source code available as well.
The digital text is searchable by act/scene/line, keyword, and page and line number (from the Folger print editions). The free availability of these excellent on-line editions is a great gift indeed.

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Help your child’s reading with free tips & free ebooks | Oxford Owl

Help your child’s reading with free tips & free ebooks | Oxford Owl | AdLit | Scoop.it
Oxford Owl: Help your child’s reading with free tips, phonics support, free ebooks, and the latest reading news. All from Oxford University Press.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:14 PM

Oxford Owl is a collection of free children’s ebooks for learners ages 3-11. Each ebook has accompanying audio so that learners can choose to read along, or read independently. The books also have activities focusing on reading comprehension and story recall. There are several options for filtering the ebooks including by...
- age,
- book type, and
- by series.
As well as the eBooks visitors will find...
- activities and recommendations for each age group,
- games to print and play, and
- online games with characters from the books and site.
NOTE: Oxford Owl is flash-based. Not ideal at all for a learning environment full of iPads. Luckily, there are solutions. There are several Flash Browsers that you can download for the iPad to view flash content. My current preference is Photon.

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Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift

Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift | AdLit | Scoop.it

"Though we keep hearing about a huge increase in sales of e-books, a recent survey shows that, for students, that needle has not really moved much."


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Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading | AdLit | Scoop.it

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading. "They're never out of books," he said.


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Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading?

Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading? | AdLit | Scoop.it

There's some indication already that kids are more interested in reading on e-readers and iPads than reading print copies (57% of kids age nine to 17 say they're interested in reading via e-books, and a third say they'd read more for fun if they...


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