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Schools confront digital textbook challenges | eSchool News

Schools confront digital textbook challenges | eSchool News | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
The federal Education Department has called for schools to use digital textbooks within the next five years, but what does that mean for school leaders?
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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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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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2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids – 31 Five-Star iPad Apps Not to be Missed | The Digital Media Diet

2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids – 31 Five-Star iPad Apps Not to be Missed | The Digital Media Diet | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
RT @iPad_storytime: Start Your Digital Children's Library with our list of 5-Star iPad Books: http://t.co/wRdxrQjl...
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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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“We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks” #Beyondthetextbook

“We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks” #Beyondthetextbook | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
In order for educators to teach kids, they need something to teach. Exactly what it is that educators should teach has often been discussed and continues to be the focus of ongoing discussions for ...
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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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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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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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Professors Put Textbooks Online to Reduce Costs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors Put Textbooks Online to Reduce Costs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
Professors Put Textbooks Online to Reduce Costs: http://t.co/vdjIYU3g #edtech...
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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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For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World

For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World | Edtech PK-12 | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that children prefer e-books to print books and that they retain and comprehend an equal amount of information from both print- and e-books.
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