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1-1 iPad classes, take note! School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal

1-1 iPad classes, take note! School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital open educational resources (OER) for its math and science classes using iPads.

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The specialty high school in Texas recently implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative, and the OER pilot program is intended to help cut costs while providing students with access to high-quality, easily updatable learning resources on their iPads. The district selected a free, Web-based solution, Net Texts, to provide teachers with access to a library of more than 21,000 free OER learning resources from Curriki, Khan Academy, and several universities and colleges.

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Cindy, you are very welcome, and thank you for sharing this very important inforamtion!
Chris Carter's comment, May 24, 2013 2:22 AM
Thank you, Vicki! By spreading the word, we free the industry together!
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This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks

This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

I just came across this awesome infographic on textbooks and thought you might be interested in having a peek. This one here resembles the Education in Numbers that I have posted a couple of days... via @ipadSammy


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Book Creator 2.4 for iPad Allows You To Combine Books

Book Creator 2.4 for iPad Allows You To Combine Books | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

Earlier this month I wrote a glowing review of the Book Creator iPad app. Book Creator allows you to create narrated books on your iPad. Today, Book Creator 2.4 was released with some nice new tool...


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Create Your Own Narrated iBooks With Book Creator

Create Your Own Narrated iBooks With Book Creator | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about using Little Story Maker to create your own short books on your iPad. After publishing that post a bunch of people asked me to review Book Creator too. Book Crea...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Children's Books Forever - Free Children's eBooks

Free Technology for Teachers: Children's Books Forever - Free Children's eBooks | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: Children's Books Forever - Free Children's eBooks http://t.co/xnGIgkPd...
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Students Find E-Textbooks 'Clumsy' and Don't Use Their Interactive Features - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students Find E-Textbooks 'Clumsy' and Don't Use Their Interactive Features - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
RT @iEducator: Report finds that many students find e-textbooks "clumsy" and still prefer print http://t.co/E6NXAnwE /via @chronicle #edtech...
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Digital Textbooks: Are They Better Learning Tools? | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog

Digital Textbooks: Are They Better Learning Tools? | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Examines pros and cons of todays' digital textbooks in relation to cost and viability as learning tools.
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Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks

Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn't cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives. Believe it or not, there are lots of options out there, if you know where to look and you are willing to get your hands dirty. The best part? Kids can create these using any of the tools below.


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Your E-Book Is Reading You

Your E-Book Is Reading You | Edtech PK-12 | 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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13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

On average, using one free eBook instead of a printed copy can save your class around $450! Try perusing these 13 websites to find free teacher eBooks.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Digital Storytelling Tools

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Digital Storytelling Tools | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information: http://t.co/zdsOTHxQ via @AddThis...
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Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page

Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
“Principles of Biology,” a digital-only textbook, includes interactive features that take it beyond early e-textbooks that were static reprises of the print versions.
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Excellent iPad Apps to Create Interactive eBooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad Apps to Create Interactive eBooks for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Shel Silverstein Stories Animated

Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Shel Silverstein Stories Animated | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
New bookmark: Nine Shel Silverstein Stories Animated http://t.co/Dxb6Rd4r
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3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook - iLibrarian

3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook - iLibrarian | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
RT @CILIPinfo: 3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook: http://t.co/KBQy2b7K (via @OEDB_org) #selfpublishing #ebooks
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Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist?

E-reader owners read more books in a year than their print-only counterparts. Is print really a dying medium? via @mashable: Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist?

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eBooks in a digital classroom (infographic) - EdTech Times

eBooks in a digital classroom (infographic) - EdTech Times | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

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The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

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350 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free

350 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free | Edtech PK-12 | 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. (RT @openculture: Now up to 350 Free eBooks.

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Infographic: Traditional Books vs Digital Readers - Infographics Archive

Ebooks raked in $313 million in 2009, growing by 176.6% compared to 2008.
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The Promise and Peril of E-Books, and the Library of the Future

The Promise and Peril of E-Books, and the Library of the Future | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
How mobile technologies, social networking and e-reading are changing libraries; the rise of e-reading and the downside of e-books, including why the e-book you want isn't available; and how to improve e-book quality in ...
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10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities

10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.
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Learn how to create ebooks for the iPad | TechRepublic

Learn how to create ebooks for the iPad | TechRepublic | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Paul Strobeck walks you through the steps so that you can create an ebook for your Apple iPad.

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Exceptional E-Book Creators: Episode 20 « techchef4u

Exceptional E-Book Creators: Episode 20 « techchef4u | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it

"This is a supplement to “Appy Hours 4 You” Blog Talk Radio Show: Episode 20: “Exceptional E-book Creators“ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/techchef4u/2012/02/23/exceptional-e-book-creators . In this episode we featured nine FREE apps that could be utilized to create an E-book on the iPad. We discussed the features of each app as well as how it could be integrated into the classroom in multiple content areas and grade levels."


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