eBooks for Elementary School, 1st Edition

  • Terence W. Cavanaugh
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610698509
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698504
  • DDC: 070.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Today, eBooks are everywhere, and the use of digital learning materials is beginning to supplant traditional printed materials. As the world shifts to digital books, both teachers and students need to be comfortable and effective using materials in this format. This book helps you to apply eBook materials to existing curricula to create interactive educational activities and have access to more materials to support reading instruction, literacy, standards, and reading in the content areasAuthor Terence W. Cavanaugh, an expert on teaching with technology, describes numerous strategies for integrating eBooks into reading instruction and remediation for students in preschool through grade 6. He covers the hardware and software used, the wide range of formats available, and research conducted on the use of eBooks with students as well as how to access free resources such as digital libraries and special collections that make eBooks available for schools. The book also contains a chapter dedicated to using eBooks to help emergent or struggling readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: eBook Technology.
2: Why Use eBooks in the Classroom?.
3: The eBook Platform: Hardware and Software.
4: eBook File Formats.
5: eBook Sources.
6: Getting Free eBooks.
7: eBook Stores and eBook Borrowing.
8: Converting and Cataloging Your eBook Collection.
9: Creating eBooks.
10: Creating eBooks as a Classroom Project.
11: Online Tools for Creating Picture eBooks.
12: Creating eBooks with Productivity and Other Software.
13: Integrating eBooks Into the Classroom.
14: eBooks in the Classroom and School.
15: Picture eBooks and Content Area Reading.
16: eBooks and Struggling Readers.
17: Gifted Students and Advanced Readers.
18: eBooks and ESL/ELL Students.
19: Students with Special Needs.
Appendix A: eBook Formats List.
About the Author.
About the Contributors.