This week in our PBSTeacherLine course, Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits, we are reading about, thinking about, and digitally posting about electronic books. We’re firing up our Kindles- it promises to be a page-turner!
After exploring the pros and cons of electronic books you will learn where and how to find free eBooks, identify the skills your students need to be able to use them, and explore a wealth of resources that help you integrate them into the classroom. Here are a couple of link edits to note:
- Lisa Guernsey’s article, Are Ebooks Any Good? has not been updated by the School Library Journal so you will see a “Link Not Found” message. Please click on this link to access the article: https://web.archive.org/web/20120516104258/http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/printissue/currentissue/890540-427/are_ebooks_any_good.html.csp
- Guernsey’s article is mentioned in a reasoned response to the topic of electronic books for children by Susan Sirigatti is available in her post, “E-BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: YES OR NO?” http://asmarterbeginning.com/e-books-children-yes/
- In the section Support for Learning Differences, you are asked to read The Learning Potential of e-Books by Lotta Larson. This article is available as a downloadable pdf. This article is also posted to my blog, in case of transmission difficulties, here is the link: http://4oops.edublogs.org/2016/09/03/the-learning-potential-of-e-books-lotta-larson/