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BBC is giving away 1 million mini computers so kids can learn to code

BBC is giving away 1 million mini computers so kids can learn to code | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it
The BBC wants to coding to become as fundamental as writing, and is taking some very practical steps to ensure that happens.

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This is a great opportunity to build scientists for the future

Amr Selim's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:09 AM

Great Initiative for #Learning the language of  #Technology, thanks to the #BBC 

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Imagine what our kids will create...

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Guest Post: The Advantages of eBooks - teachingwithipad.org

Guest Post: The Advantages of eBooks - teachingwithipad.org | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it

"eBooks are becoming more and more popular as we incorporate better technologies into our everyday lives. There are many reasons why people are choosing eBooks over there other options that they have. In this article, we will go over some of the many advantages that e-books can offer you over any other option that you may have."


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More reasons to explore your iPads more deeply and use every aspect.

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Tips for using external on-page widgets in #iBooksAuthor 2.2

Tips for using  external on-page widgets in #iBooksAuthor 2.2 | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it

“ use external widgets as elements on a page in iBooksAuthor #ibooksauthor http://t.co/rSIGojq5EG”;


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Our friends in the Mathematics arena are jumping up and down right now.  This Looks great.

 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it

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Ibooks Author | Learn about Ibooks Author on instaGrok, the research engine

Ibooks Author | Learn about Ibooks Author on instaGrok, the research engine | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it
Ibooks Author | Learn about Ibooks Author on instaGrok, the research engine

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HOW TO: Self-publish an eBook with Apple iBooks – formatting, aggregators, royalties and more!

HOW TO: Self-publish an eBook with Apple iBooks  – formatting, aggregators, royalties and more! | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it
Tech Digest eBook Self Publishing Season - How to self-publish an eBook with Apple iBooks Tablets and smartphones make for great reading devices, and you don't get better tablets or smartphones than Apple's iPad and…
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Begin small, gather your ideas, needs, assets and then you will be ready to tackle iBooks author.

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eBooks vs Print – The Reasons Why Digital is Better | Good E Reader

eBooks vs Print – The Reasons Why Digital is Better | Good E Reader | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it

“ Over the course of the last decade, eBooks have become second nature to savvy readers. Not only can you purchase them in your pajamas, but they are more economical viable than new releases that come out only in hardcover. One of the big questions that readers always ask, is what are the direct benefits of reading digitally? Is there a big difference between reading in print and an eBook? Today, we look the big reasons why buying an eBook makes a ton of sense.”


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Getting ready to convene an eBook learning event for some educators who are outdoor teachers as well.  This will come in very handy.  Thanks, Daring Librarian.

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Amazon and Hachette settle bitter e-book dispute - CNET

Amazon and Hachette settle bitter e-book dispute - CNET | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it
“ Amazon and publisher Hachette agreed to end their battle, bringing a close to a sour dispute lasting months over whether the Web giant can offer steep discounts on e-books. Neither Amazon nor Hachette, a subsidiary of French corporation Lagardère Publishing, disclosed the terms of their deal reached Thursday. But the companies confirmed in a joint statement that Hachette now has the right to set the price of its e-books. The deal takes effect next year, when the two companies are set to resume normal relations. Amazon, the top online retailer in the US, will now feature the publisher's books in its promotions -- a marked departure from its behavior over the past few months.”
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Place an Image Across Multiple Pages in iBooks Author

Place an Image Across Multiple Pages in iBooks Author | eBooks - The Future is Here | Scoop.it

“ Here's a quick, yet very useful tip, for those budding authors and publishers out there working with Apple's iBooks Author. Mike Watkinson shows how to effectively spread an image across two pages.”


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E-readers may make reading easier for dyslexics - TruthDive

Washington, Sept. 19 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some dyslexics are able to read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension. An element in many cases of dyslexia is called a visual attention deficit. It is marked by an inability to concentrate on letters within words or words within lines of text. Another element is known as visual crowding-the failure to recognize letters when they are cluttered within the word. Lead author Matthew H. Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, said that at least a third of those with dyslexia they tested have these issues with visual attention and are helped by reading on the e-reader. He said that for those who don’t have these issues, the study showed that the traditional ways of displaying text are better. The team tested the reading comprehension and speed of 103 students with dyslexia who attend Landmark High School in Boston. Reading on paper was compared with reading on small hand-held e-reader devices, configured to lines of text that were two-to-three words long. The use of an e-reader significantly improved speed and comprehension in many of the students. Those students with a pronounced visual attention deficit benefited most from reading text on a handheld device versus on paper, while the reverse was true for those who did not exhibit these issues.


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