Can ebooks be used in education?<br />Piloted over Christmas last year with mixed yeargroups<br />Set up discussion board on Learning Gateway<br />Students encouraged to add free ebooks to readers<br />Used with groups in January<br />
Students reactions<br />“The cool-er reader is a fantastic piece of technology that may put the library in the 21st century in front of the ICT department!”<br />“The ereader is really fun and it’s easy to use”<br />“It’s great fun to be on I had a blast reading from it”<br />“It is really cool”<br />“I have read a Christmas Carol and it was really enjoyable “<br />“Thank you for choosing me to use this extraordinary technology”<br />“just been about 10 minutes since I've used it but it really does make reading COOL ! Lovin the Grimm Fairy Tales too!”<br />
Best way to use them?<br /><ul><li> As a group reader in small groups
Microsoft Reader/adobe reader</li></li></ul><li>Further reading<br />New York Times article http://tinyurl.com/ykt3kge<br />Lisnews article http://tinyurl.com/q4j2v6<br />Blog post – end of books for him? http://tinyurl.com/3ah953h<br />Links <br />30 best sites to download free e books http://tinyurl.com/yldfb5r<br />Ebooks directory www.e-booksdirectory.com<br />Create your own ebookswww.zinepal.com<br />Teacher tap on ebookshttp://tinyurl.com/pof5y<br />World ebook fair 4/7 – 4/8/10 www.worldebookfair.com<br />Open library http://openlibrary.org<br />Rising Stars istarshttp://istars.education.co.uk<br />Cooler books ebook purchasing site www.coolerbooks.com<br />Download Microsoft Reader http://www.microsoft.com/reader/<br />More of my links on Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/user/libwithattitude/ebooks<br />
Bev Humphrey<br />Literacy, School Libraries & Web 2.0 Consultant<br />WWW.bevhumphrey.com<br />Libwithattitude@bevhumphrey.com<br />07885 451882<br />
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