Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators. The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access.

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Student Ebook Reading Surges During the Pandemic


Convenient and accessible ebooks are likely to be a bigger part of school reading programs going forward as they help boost equity and promote literacy

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Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Last month EdSurge and several other news outlets released an article about Obama and the White House releasing millions of dollars worth of eBooks to kids in Title One and Special Ed programs. The program runs through First Book and an app called Open eBooks. Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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Covid’S Hit on Education and Literacy Levels Will Impact a Generation – Can Ebooks Help Us?

eSchool News

Scholastic US research indicates that of children who had read an eBook, 26% of boys and 16% of girls said they were reading more books as a result. There’s no limit or allowance to worry about – just complete access to the entire Nimble Stories’ library, as if it were your own.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Last month EdSurge and several other news outlets released an article about Obama and the White House releasing millions of dollars worth of eBooks to kids in Title One and Special Ed programs. The program runs through First Book and an app called Open eBooks. Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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Free eBooks – From Jen Carey


With the rise and prominence of eBooks have come a number of resources for educators and students to access free content on virtually any device. Using e-readers, tablets, or computers; in conjunction with apps such as Kindle , Nook , iBooks , Google Play Books , and OverDrive ; you can access libraries of books for free on virtually any device. Once you have the apps installed on your device, there are many resources you can use to find free eBooks.

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Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Newsline app books choice Curriculum delaware Department of Education digital digital access digital books eBooks

Over 1500 free MackinClassic ebooks available to all K-12 schools

eSchool News

The free MackinVIA digital content management system is available to all schools and is providing users with hundreds of free MackinClassic eBooks to assist with distance learning initiatives due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Free access to Mackin’s Distance learning solution

eSchool News

Macking one of the world’s largest providers of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video is offering access to its ebook library and distance learning content for free. 4,500+ Multi-User eBooks. 3,000+ Multi-User eBooks. 1,500+ Multi-User eBooks.

Understanding ebooks: Which model is right for your district?

eSchool News

While ebooks and audiobooks were already a part of many classrooms before COVID-19, they’re now a staple and will likely remain one for the foreseeable future.

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Will eBooks Change K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

After spending hours in school, students look forward to leaving their classrooms and accessing content on their phones. This does not only include virtual whiteboards and projectors, but also electronic books or eBooks. Educational institutes and publishers have begun to accept that a digital book (eBook) has more potential to deliver effective education than traditional teaching methods. eBooks help create an efficient and effective learning environment for children.

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Sora reading app extends no cost ebooks and audiobooks to remote learners

eSchool News

Sora is a K-12 student reading app through which students and educators can access ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive Education’s extensive catalog of digital titles for schools. Get Access Now.

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OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. OverDrive, an eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers. OverDrive’s K-5 QuickStart offers young readers a premium collection of 200 eBooks, including Read-Alongs such as the Summer Camp Science Mystery Series, The Mallory Series and Noisy Bug Sing-Along, picture books and other titles.

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Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak

This media includes images, audio, video, blog posts, and eBooks. Chromebooks can do all of these things including creating eBooks. eBooks come in a variety of formats including PDF, ODF, AWZ, LIT, MOBI, EPUB etc. Students can then use Google Docs to create their eBooks and then save the file as a PDF. Students can also use apps like Gravit Designer to create stunning eBook covers. There are several ways Chromebooks can be used to create EPUB eBooks.

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Access to a Digital Reading Tool Empowers Students to Discover and Enjoy eBooks


Equity of access and the opportunity for deep personalization are founding principles of many 1:1 programs. Reading Language Ebooks Digital Literacy ResourcesThe promise of educational technology is that it allows every student to experience instruction tailored to his or her learning style and specific learning needs.

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Three Big Bills, Three Ways to Access Educational Funding


This eBook is a reference for school leadership teams as you consider the funds available to your local educational agency and make decisions about applying for grants. CARES, CRRSA, and ARP: Big Legislation, Big Opportunities. To address the economic fallout from the pandemic, the U.S.

Free Ebook: Demanding More from EdTech Evaluations

MIND Research Institute

Making Research Accessible. We strive to make all aspects of edtech research more accessible, and better equip educators and administrators to make informed decisions about the varied methods and resources they choose to implement in schools and classrooms. The focus of this ebook is on equipping administrators with the knowledge and tools to get more from edtech evaluations right now. Every edtech product has a study that says it’s effective.

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Ebooks Are Great — Just Not for Young Readers


When you talk to an adult reader about ebooks, they typically come down on one side of the fence or the other. They either love the convenience, access and ease of the digital version, or they’re the kind of person who can’t imagine life without the smell of the pages and the feel of a book in their hand. Ebooks do their best to replicate (or improve upon) all that’s good about reading. The interactivity is where ebooks tend to claim the higher ground.

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Will eBooks Replace Physical Textbooks in Higher Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

A decade ago, education publishers were faced with a dilemma where they had to choose between paper books and eBooks. And that is the reason why a lot of education publishers have shifted towards eBooks. eBooks have a lot more to offer than physical books. The purpose of eBooks in schools and universities is to make learning more engaging and reading more comfortable for the users. Students can carry just one eBook reader which contains all their syllabus contents.

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The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Many articles have been written on how the idea of a Flipped Classroom has gained currency with the advent of eBooks and digital learning content. However, the concept of a Flipped Classroom is not restricted to reading eBooks or consuming digital content on the subject before the classroom session. eBooks and eBook readers have a powerful role to play in helping instructors and students flip the classroom.

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. It can be accessed at [link]. The price is $3.99. The pieces include theoretical ideas, informal research-observations, ideas related to the educator as a maker educator, the maker education process, suggestions for implementation, and reflecting on the making process. Graphics and infographics created to support the chapter content are included.

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning. Easy to carry, easy to access, interactive and engaging, and so on. eBooks can work very well in sync with STEM-rich programs, providing the right amount of engagement and interactive learning opportunities. Therefore, eBooks make for the perfect study material to deliver STEM courses. Advantages of STEM-based eBooks for students in STEM Learning: 1.

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Ebook and Audiobook Usage in Schools Sees Record Growth


Eight millions students from 17,000 districts and schools have the opportunity to access digital books through Sora, the new student reading app from OverDrive Education

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The Guide to Google Drive Sharing – FREE eBook

Shake Up Learning

The post The Guide to Google Drive Sharing – FREE eBook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Anyone in Your Domain Can Find and Access. Get the FREE Guide to Google Drive Sharing eBook! No worries, this isn’t adding you to anything new, but entering your email will give you free access. The post The Guide to Google Drive Sharing – FREE eBook appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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Gale Aligns PD eBook Collections to Danielson Framework for Teaching


Gale, a Cengage company, has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. With Gale’s PD collections on GVRL , educators access thousands of digital titles that support the Danielson Framework for Teaching from top PD publishers like: ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Access content from top PD publishers: gain unlimited and simultaneous access to content from PD publishers like ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.,

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E-Readers, Ebook Apps and the Technologies of Distraction: Why I Read Paper and Not Digital Books

The 21st Century Principal

There was something exciting perhaps about instantaneously getting access to that new title or some older book I was intending to read. I've even blogged about the wonders of ebooks on this blog at some point in the past. Now, I seldom read ebooks and increasingly I sit down with hardback or paperback copies. While I know you can do word searches to efficiently track exactly to the passages you want in an ebook, but I read to understand, to engage new ideas and information.

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The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS! Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS. With the ALL-ACCESS Pass, participants can access all of the Master Classes, Online Workshops, Podcast PD, and the Members-Only Library! (*excludes Google Certification Academies).

Wonderful news! The launch of the Open eBooks app for your children in need


First Lady Michelle Obama’s video below announces a significant new initiative designed to address the challenge of providing children living in low income households with equitable access to digital reading materials. Open eBooks , is a free app, offering thousands of popular and award-winning titles, available without checkout or cost. Candlewick : Providing unlimited access to all relevant children’s and young-adult eBook titles in their catalog.

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eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

eSchool News

The eBook provides educators with digital curriculum strategies, case studies and insights for connecting courses, resources and assessments with common standards and learning objects. We published this ebook as a practical guide to understanding the inherent benefits of an integrated system and show them how to use itslearning to achieve that integration.”. Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems.

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Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

The most important finding was that the eTextbook’s cost, accessibility, light weight, and keyword search functions were the features that students found most appealing when using the eTextbook compared to a normal physical textbook. We believe that all students should have access to the resources and materials that will help prepare them for their future careers. Professors can create interactive eBooks using Omega Notes Course Packs.

Here Is A Very Good App for Borrowing eBooks and Audiobooks for Local Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Libby is an excellent app that allows you to access your local library and borrow ebooks and audiobooks. The way Libby works is very simple: open the app, find your local library, use your more. 2019 audiobooks iPad library apps

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OverDrive Education Donates Juvenile & Young Adult Titles to Schools Worldwide

eSchool News

This updated Sora Starter Collection bundle includes high-interest ebook, audiobook and Read-Along titles that are always available to students through September 1, 2023. Ebooks, audiobooks and Read-Alongs in this collection come from Sourcebooks, Jump!,

Access Tons of Literary Works from These Sources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In a previous post we covered some very good websites where you can search for and access free eBooks. Today we are curating this list specifically for platforms where you can find literary more

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