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The digital reader : using e-books in K-12 education

Author: Terence W Cavanaugh
Publisher: Eugene, OR : International Society for Technology in Education, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The rapidly increasing availability and low cost of e-book technology make it perfect for schools and educators looking to expand their resources for readers. This book introduces the unique features that have established e-books as a powerful, effective learning tool for all grade levels and for special needs students. It includes descriptions and illustrations of the most popular e-book platforms and programs, as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence W Cavanaugh
ISBN: 1564842215 9781564842213
OCLC Number: 62746489
Description: ix, 162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: Promise of E-books --
E-book technology: Choosing the right hardware and software: Electronic book --
E-book hardware --
E-book software --
Educational applications: Using E-books in the classroom: E-books across the curriculum --
E-book reading strategies --
Picture books and read-alouds --
E-books and the reluctant reader --
E-books for students with special needs --
E-book sources: Expanding your E-book collection: Finding E-books --
Creating your own E-books --
Building a digital library --
Conclusion: Fulfilling the promise --
Appendix A: E-book formats list --
Appendix B: NETS for students --
Appendix C: NETS for teachers --
Index.
Responsibility: Terence W. Cavanaugh.

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The rapidly increasing availability and low cost of e-book technology make it perfect for schools and educators looking to expand their resources for readers. This book introduces the unique features that have established e-books as a powerful, effective learning tool for all grade levels and for special needs students. It includes descriptions and illustrations of the most popular e-book platforms and programs, as well as dozens of practical ideas for using e-books for reading instruction, personal productivity, and curricular enrichment. Brimming with interactive lesson ideas, teaching tips, and online resources, this book is a must-have for teachers in all content areas and library media specialists. Descriptions of the most popular and affordable e-book devices, software, and content for educators Guidelines for accessing the free digital library resources available on the Web and for creating your own e-books using basic software tools Strategies for using the annotation, reference, and hypertext capabilities of electronic text to promote active reading.

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