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Slowing ebook growth | Infographic from Sainsbury's

Slowing ebook growth | Infographic from Sainsbury's | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's recently released an infographic on the reasons behind slowing ebook growth. Do you agree or disagree with their conclusions.
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Bibliotech: 6 concerns about trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerns about trends in digital collection development | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Scholastic Report Finds More E-book Reading Among Children

Scholastic Report Finds More E-book Reading Among Children | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
The fourth edition of Scholastic's Kids & Family Reading Report put the emphasis on what the growth in e-books and digital reading devices has had on the reading habits of children aged 6-17 as well as their parents.
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Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it

Data mining is creeping into every aspect of student life—classrooms, advising, socializing. Now it’s hitting textbooks, too.CourseSmart, which sells digital versions of textbooks by big publishers, announced on Wednesday a new tool to help professors and others measure students’ engagement with electronic course materials.


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Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools - The Digital Shift

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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR

America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.
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Amazon Makes Major Push into Schools with Whispercast

Amazon Makes Major Push into Schools with Whispercast | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Looking to broaden the reach of Kindle devices, and Amazon-purchased content for them, Amazon announced the launch of Whispercast, a new venture that allows organizations to distribute and centrally manage the deployment of multiple Kindle devices,...
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Training tomorrow's Netizens - San Jose Mercury News

Training tomorrow's Netizens - San Jose Mercury News | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
The San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media has developed an online curriculum to teach children as young as 8 to safely navigate the Internet.
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A How-to Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn

A How-to Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it

Are you interested in using inquiry based learning in your classroom but are not sure of how to implement a new program? This post discusses the importance of planning and takes you through a step-by-step look at techniques you will use to effectively implement inquiry learning. Many additional resources are provided.


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Science Education 's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:26 PM

Teaching inquiry 

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this looks great and has some handy hints for children to understand the process they need to go through.

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Inquiry Learning - the importance of planning step by step

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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.
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Kindle for iPad Now Supports Children’s Books, Graphic Novels — The Digital Shift

Kindle for iPad Now Supports Children’s Books, Graphic Novels — The Digital Shift | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books

Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.
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Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds

Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is how non-groundbreaking its findings are.
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iPad Mini Vs Google Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: Specs that make them special | Northern Voices Online

iPad Mini Vs Google Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD: Specs that make them special | Northern Voices Online | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
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Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift

Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Ebook Collections Surging: New Data Available from LJ, SLJ Annual Usage Reports - The Digital Shift

Ebook Collections Surging: New Data Available from LJ, SLJ Annual Usage Reports - The Digital Shift | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Kindle's New Whispercast Appeals to Teachers by Taking the Fun Out of Tablets ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Kindle's New Whispercast Appeals to Teachers by Taking the Fun Out of Tablets ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog)Kindle's New Whispercast Appeals to Teachers by Taking the Fun Out of Tablets ...Slate Magazine (blog)As tablets replace textbooks in the hands of America's schoolchildren, a new Kindle feature called Whispercast may make it...
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Choosing an eBook Platform(s) for Your K-12 School Library

Choosing an eBook Platform(s) for Your K-12 School Library | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
Many thanks to ALA TechSource for allowing me to do another webinar with them last week and to the gracious participants who took time to join us!  Be sure to check out my Scoop.it magazine on eBoo...
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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Kick back with a good ebook app or two — The Digital Shift

Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Kick back with a good ebook app or two — The Digital Shift | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” | LJ INFOdocket

Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” | LJ INFOdocket | Ebooks & Ereaders in the Library | Scoop.it
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