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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 2015 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 2015 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop

Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

Smart reading is a skill that students develop through using a set of robust strategies in their reading and analyzing of texts.


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:40 PM
Don't read everything Prioritize Understand the Concept Hierarchies of importance Leave enough time
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Classroom Poster on The Benefits of Reading Books

Classroom Poster on The Benefits of Reading Books | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

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Suzanne Lo's curator insight, October 26, 2014 8:38 PM

E-books or online newspaper/magazine articles are great if you're are on the go.

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 2014 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 2014 5:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:07 AM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2014 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive

Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

Google Books is a great place to find books and old magazines, but if it is newspapers you're after then check out the Google News Newspaper Archive. In the archive you will find hundreds of newspapers that have been digitized for reading online. You can search for a specific newspaper by title or browse for articles by date and title.


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ethne staniland's curator insight, February 22, 2014 3:50 AM

A useful tool for research

Lisa Rathjens's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:22 AM

Just another great resource ... so much to read, so little time ...

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:22 PM

#VeryInteresting #SEO #Nine0Media

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The most circulated books at Brebeuf College School this semester! - This list is based on an Insignia Library Systems circulation report from September, 2013 to January, 2014. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:50 AM

Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 2014 7:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:23 PM

Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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100 interesting ways to advocate..

A slideshow that lists 100 ways to advocate for school libraries. 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:36 PM

This could be your 100 day task list. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:13 AM

Great ideas here

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YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. YALSA's Teen Book Finder is available in the App Store at itunes.apple.com/us/app/yalsas-teen-book-finder/id527674308?mt=8.
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Some grade 9 & 12 students are currently test driving the "Teen Book Finder" app at Brebeuf College School. Early feedback is all positive.. 

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7 Big Myths About Libraries

7 Big Myths About Libraries | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

Americans value their libraries, but there are still misconceptions about libraries that exist among folks who maybe haven't visited a library in a while... or haven't visited one ever!...


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How to tell you're reading a gothic novel – in pictures

How to tell you're reading a gothic novel – in pictures | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
Are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre's roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide to gothic fiction
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The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol 2. | Visual.ly

The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol 2. | Visual.ly | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
Lovereading.co.uk have delved into the most prominent bans in history. Be sure to check out part 1 at: http://visual.ly/definitive-guide-banned-books-
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5 Ways to Provide Parents a Window Into Your Classroom

5 Ways to Provide Parents a Window Into Your Classroom | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

When I attended my daughter's kindergarden Back-to-School Night two years ago, I was delighted to see a video of the classroom playing on a television in the corner. As a parent, it was exciting to see my child in the context of the classroom. My daughter's teacher had simply videotaped the...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Parents

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:21 AM

Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Parents


Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 18, 2014 12:31 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:55 AM

Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 23, 2014 1:22 AM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 4:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:49 PM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews

Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.

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Love the idea of creating QR codes inserting them into the dust jackets of the books!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:52 PM

This looks like an interesting site. I'm going to investigate the possibilities for safe use in a primary classroom.