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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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I wish I could get this as a poster.

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Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

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Why eBooks Need Libraries #FED_ebooks #Library #Author

Why eBooks Need Libraries #FED_ebooks #Library #Author | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it

“Libraries will never die out. You know why? If they didn’t exist, people would be inventing them.”

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The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy — The Digital Shift

The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy — The Digital Shift | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it

Do different devices work together, can content move from one type of device to another...

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ebooks and libraries

ebooks and libraries | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
I've been wondering about ebooks and libraries for a while, in particular about where things are going in terms of library use of ebooks.  What caught my eye this week was a blog post on the Pub...
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Using eBooks with Students

Using eBooks with Students | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips and ideas about making eBooks a part of your students’ everyday life:

In-Class Usage: We’ve seen a number of schools begin to use eBooks into their daily reading.  Teac...
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Creating eBooks for distance education – Case study | World of success

Video explains the use of eBooks for distance education and the benefits viewed by busy students. (by CoFAOnline NSW)

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Proposing the Use of E-readers in the Classroom | Scholastic.com

Proposing the Use of E-readers in the Classroom | Scholastic.com | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
The idea of using e-readers in my classroom came to me several years ago.
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Op-Ed: Reading in the age of electronic content

Op-Ed: Reading in the age of electronic content | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
A plethora of e-readers and numerous applications to explore electronic reading content may revolutionize the way in which we think about that oldest source of knowledge - the book. But then again - it might not.
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eBooks and eReaders - TLNing

Hi Everyone, I was wondering if any one else has started to purchase any ebooks and ereaders and what formats you are using.
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Rise of e-books will benefit one group: readers - Eagle Tribune

Rise of e-books will benefit one group: readers - Eagle Tribune | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
Rise of e-books will benefit one group: readersEagle TribuneEnter the e-reader The little device at the bottom of all these changes is an 8-by-5-inch digital gadget on which you can read — and, more importantly, buy — books.
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Digital Reading – A Response | Adventures in Educational Blogging

'My reading habits are changing and some of it is due to the devices I have been using. The popularity of these devices is unquestionable, but they have the long history of paper to compete against. They are interesting, useful and easy to use. But can they change what and how we read? Do they make being literate different?'

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Our Crew's Reviews - ‘Reading’ in the car

Our Crew's Reviews - ‘Reading’ in the car | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it

I’m currently reading as I drive – by using an audio book version of ‘Inheritance of Loss’ by Kira Desai.

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What Apple Is Wading Into: A Snapshot Of The K-12 Textbook Business

What Apple Is Wading Into: A Snapshot Of The K-12 Textbook Business | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it

K-12 publishers all offer digital products now, but school districts have to decide how to buy them. The digital products are often bundled with print, but “a lot depends on the digital infrastructure in the school district and whether it can support digital learning,” says Diskey. “Not too many states have one-to-one student-to-hardware ratios. In order to have full-blown digital learning, students should have access to their own devices in the same way you had access to your own textbooks when you were in school.”

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iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic

iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it

I’ve noticed that not all e-book formats are compatible...

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Obama wants schools to speed digital transition

The Obama administration is asking every U.S. school to accelerate the transition to digital textbooks.
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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
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Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online

Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it


On January 19th, Apple apparently plans to roll into The Guggenheim in New York City and announce plans to disrupt the textbook market. Big news? Maybe.
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Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with.
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Return of the ‘Penny Dreadful’

Back in the 19th, and early 20th century, there was a type of cheap sensationalist fiction called the 'Penny Dreadful'. Serialised fiction which is echoed in the less literary 'Graphic Novels' of ...
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Penguin halts supply of e-books for lending

Penguin halts supply of e-books for lending | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
The book publisher Penguin announced yesterday it will stop supplying e-books to British libraries.
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The death of books has been greatly exaggerated

The death of books has been greatly exaggerated | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
Much of the doomsayers' evidence is anecdotal, and it's possible to read a much happier story, says novelist Lloyd Shepherd...
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Ebooks: the great rekindling of our love of reading

Ebooks: the great rekindling of our love of reading | Perspectives on eBooks | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: The Kindle is lifting the spirits of a trade whose mood, traditionally, runs the gamut from the apocalyptic to the merely suicidal...
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