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Presentation for Academy librarians 27/4/10

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    Ereading Ereading Presentation Transcript

    • Ereading
      What’s all the fuss about?
    • “The future of reading”“The revolution is here...and it’s digital”The book is dead”
    • Picture by thejbird on Flickr
    • Can ebooks be used in education?
      Piloted over Christmas last year with mixed yeargroups
      Set up discussion board on Learning Gateway
      Students encouraged to add free ebooks to readers
      Used with groups in January
    • Students reactions
      “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!”
      “The ereader is really fun and it’s easy to use”
      “It’s great fun to be on I had a blast reading from it”
      “It is really cool”
      “I have read a Christmas Carol and it was really enjoyable “
      “Thank you for choosing me to use this extraordinary technology”
      “just been about 10 minutes since I've used it but it really does make reading COOL ! Lovin the Grimm Fairy Tales too!”
    • Best way to use them?
      • As a group reader in small groups
      • For reading promotion
      • With Post 16 students
      • In the future – textbooks
      • With individual students
      Didn’t work particularly well :
      With whole class groups
    • Which reader to use?
      • Sony
      • Cooler
      • Kindle
      • Iphone/itouch
      • Ipad
      • Microsoft Reader/adobe reader
    • Further reading
      New York Times article http://tinyurl.com/ykt3kge
      Lisnews article http://tinyurl.com/q4j2v6
      Blog post – end of books for him? http://tinyurl.com/3ah953h
      Links
      30 best sites to download free e books http://tinyurl.com/yldfb5r
      Ebooks directory www.e-booksdirectory.com
      Create your own ebookswww.zinepal.com
      Teacher tap on ebookshttp://tinyurl.com/pof5y
      World ebook fair 4/7 – 4/8/10 www.worldebookfair.com
      Open library http://openlibrary.org
      Rising Stars istarshttp://istars.education.co.uk
      Cooler books ebook purchasing site www.coolerbooks.com
      Download Microsoft Reader http://www.microsoft.com/reader/
      More of my links on Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/user/libwithattitude/ebooks
    • Bev Humphrey
      Literacy, School Libraries & Web 2.0 Consultant
      WWW.bevhumphrey.com
      Libwithattitude@bevhumphrey.com
      07885 451882