Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives. It shows real life clip of a 1-year old, growing among touch screens and print. And how the latter becomes irrelevant. Medium is message. Humble tribute to Steve Jobs, by the most important person : a baby.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom. In the Lit2Go Flesch-Kincaid grade level index, you will see novels and similar kinds of books listed by the grade level of the book as a whole, while short stories and essays that are included in anthologies are listed individually. All passage pages report the Flesch-Kincaid level for the individual passage, not the book average.
This is the link to the Baltimore County Public Schools Destiny Quest Online Public Access Catalog at http://destiny.bcps.org. Select from the list your child's school to locate print books. Ask your school librarian for a Parent School Library Card application so that you can check out books, also. In addition to the print books in the school library collection, there are e-books that you can read with your child from any Internet connected device/computer. You will need to use your child's assigned login/password to read these books online. Ask your school librarian for assistance regarding your child's login/password or searching this collection, if needed.
They review electronic downloading clubs for owners of ereaders, and home computers: where they can download free audio books, free movies, and free games. No more pay per download memberships, no rental fees, ...
125,000 ebooks from World Book Advanced digital content representing American, Australian, British, Canadian, Classical, Juvenile, and World Literature. These ebooks are accesible to read online or downloadable for reading on the Nook/Nookcolor, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Kindle Fire, Kobo eReader, Sony REader, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Google's iRiver Story HD, Blackberry Playbook, Literati Reader, Bookeen Cybook, MobiPocket Reader, and Bookeen Cybook (opus*Gen3). Directions for downloading to these devices are at http://www.worldbookonline.com/assets/common-asset/pdf/using_wb_ebooks.pdf
The NASA Earth As Art collection features stunning images of Earth from five U.S. Earth-observing satellites. Beautiful patterns, colors, and textures will delight and amaze you. 172 page ebook for free!
Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.
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BCPS licensed ebooks for educators. This collection has over 55 books published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. It includes titles such as Literacy in Social Studies, Checking for Understanding, Align by Design, Classroom Instruction That Works, and more. Included are "study guides" that are useful for book study groups. See your school library media specialist for the login and password information.
BCPS licensed ebooks for middle and high school students. Collection contains enhanced novels, early readers, chapter books, teen fiction, classics, and graphic novels. Get the login and password from your school library media specialist.
Oz books free online and downloadable with original illustrations (still a favorite) Mediabistro's site pointing to free ebooks (a bit annoying as it reloads itself occasionally yet unnecessarily, using bandwidth) Coursera.org offers ...
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OfficialWire (press release)Kindle Fire Owners Can Now Download Free Audio Books, Free Mp 3 Music & Movies ...OfficialWire (press release)Consumers can stop paying for expensive downloads and long streaming times for their Kindle Fire from Amazon...