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A boy and his little library: free and legal | The Book Haven

A boy and his little library: free and legal | The Book Haven | An Approach to Motivating Learners to Read in European Schools | Scoop.it
He became the protagonist in an adventure story of his own when he tried to start a little free library on Mother's Day, May 11 – you know, the kind that are springing up all over the country, often no bigger than a country ...
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4 Brilliant Resources for Paperless Books

4 Brilliant Resources for Paperless Books | An Approach to Motivating Learners to Read in European Schools | Scoop.it

Ebooks and paperless books now give students access to millions texts. Here are some of the best sites for accessing them quickly, easily and for free!


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:37 PM

If you are looking for ebooks there are many sites to find them. This post provides information of four locations:

* Open Library has over 3 million ebooks.

* Bookboon specializes in academic and instructional texts.

* Lit2Go has books and poems in audio format.

* Google Book Search allows you to put search for specific text (that Google may have scanned). They have a huge catalogue of books that "you can preview, read for free, borrow and buy through Google."

Links to each site and additional information is available in the post.

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Books are losing the war for our attention. Here's how they could fight back. - Washington Post (blog)

Books are losing the war for our attention. Here's how they could fight back. - Washington Post (blog) | An Approach to Motivating Learners to Read in European Schools | Scoop.it

Technology has reshaped everything from how we communicate to how we find a mate or a job. Yet the experience of reading books remains largely untransformed, and the popularity of books has suffered in the face of flashier media formats that are perfected for our busy world.


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The Girl Who Hated Books

This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love to read. Books are everywherein Meena's ...
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How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books

How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books | An Approach to Motivating Learners to Read in European Schools | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:12 AM


Will Freeman:  "The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the human eye, only visible through the use of various apps, gadgets and other devices. "

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 30, 2014 1:15 AM

Blurring the boundaries and inviting new readers. Potential for boys?