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Open eBooks - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students and Teachers

Open eBooks - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students and Teachers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo this morning learned about a new program that will provide Title I schools with access to thousands of free e-books.

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Awesome!

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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.
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Open Culture has plenty of free quality resources available for you and your students.

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Open Access Button launches with new features

Open Access Button launches with new features | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Today at an Open Access Week event in London, the Open Access Button was re-launched with new features “to help researchers, patients, students and the public get access to scientific and scholarly research.” 

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The Open Access Button tries to help you in a number of ways, find your research articles, without having to pay for them. You can now install the updated Open Access Button.

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Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.
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This is very interesting, from the article:

"Kevin L. Smith, director of copyright and scholarly communication at the Duke University Libraries, analyzed the policy in a set of blog posts, calling the Elsevier announcement a “masterpiece of doublespeak” and a “retreat from open access.”"

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting.
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Remember, nothing is really free..instead, we should be looking for Ed tech that contributes to open source projects, and look for well tested, safe, and secure software..

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What Are You Doing For Open Access Week?

What Are You Doing For Open Access Week? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
This Monday, October 20 marks the first day of Open Access Week, an international event that celebrates the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research–as well as the dangerous costs of keeping knowledge locked behind publisher paywalls....
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Check out this week's events: http://www.openaccessweek.org/events/event/listUpcoming

 

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