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5 Places To Find Free Educational eBooks - Edudemic

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So what happens when Google, Amazon, and your local library come up short in your quest for free educational eBooks?

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ah - Free e-books!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 27, 2013 8:46 AM

Are you looking for locations to download free eBooks? Here is a list of five that provide a great variety:

* The Harvard Classics

* Project Gutenberg

* Bartleby

* OER Commons (also known as Open Educational Resources)

* IDCL (the International Digital Children's Library)

For more information on these five sites (and hot links to them) click through to the post.

Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 27, 2013 5:59 PM

This link is worth bookmarking.  You can't go wrong with these free resources!

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Creativity In The Digital Classroom-Over 40 Resources-Are They in Your School?

Creativity In The Digital Classroom-Over 40 Resources-Are They in Your School? | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"I believe that creativity is necessary in today’s classroom. In fact, creativity is one of the important 4 C’s (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity) that make up part of the foundation of a 21st century education. The remaining foundation is of course another C (Significant Content). I believe that when you put all of these C’s together you get two more C’s which make up the 'Common Core'."


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A good list to help you start (or continue) bulding a "digital toolbox" for multimodal compositions. (I will steal some of these ideas for my delicious links!)

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 14, 2013 5:10 PM

This post is the first in series and discusses free resources that may be stored on a local computer or a network. The list includes Scratch, Sketc-Up, Gimp, 3 free office suites, Alice, a variety of tools that will help you make movies and more. Most are described in some  detail and there are links to additional resources to help you learn the tool.

Additional posts will discuss Web 2.0 apps that may be used on the Internet (and across platforms), web apps and sites that promote literacy and student publication and web sites that promote student creativity.