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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. Earlier we had posted: Will eBooks Replace Physical Textbooks in Higher Education. Using an eBook creation software , one can easily create digital textbooks with way more features and functionalities than a regular textbook. Also read: How to Create an Interactive eBook (Guide). Related: 8 Best eBook Creation Software. Publishers can provide affordable eBooks for students.

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Accessing Your Local Library with Libby and Flipster

ProfHacker

In this post, I want to call attention to two mobile applications that I’ve found helpful in accessing and managing digital library materials. Software ebooks librariesSeveral years ago, I was part of a focus group on our campus.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

As it''s name implies, everything is done in the cloud with no software to download. It also works in mobile browsers so you can convert files on the go to be able to view them on your mobile device. file conversion free resources mobile learning

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. Using an eBook creation software , one can easily create digital textbooks with way more features and functionalities than a regular textbook. Publishers can provide affordable eBooks to students. Students can save money as these services often offer eBooks at 20% of a new print book price. Students now have an option to browse through thousands of eBook titles.

Be Inspired This Saturday at the EduPassions Web Conference!

Teacher Reboot Camp

No need to download a software, plug-in, etc. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Tomorrow, on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, join Sarah Thomas ( @SarahdaTeechur ), Shelly Sanchez Terrell ( @ShellTerrell ), and 20+ inspiring educators around the world for the EduPassions free web conference.

Publishing 3.0 - A new model for independent educational publishing

Nik Peachey

My New Years resolution this year was to start work on a series of ebooks for iPads, e-readers and other digital devices. The development of powerful free software and applications such as iBooks Author for the development of media rich ebooks.

Free from ALA: Library Technology Reports & more!

NeverEndingSearch

As it migrates to a new platform, using the Open Journal Systems software, ALA Publishing is currently offering a generous deal on its archive of Library Technology Reports. Bohyun Kim’s The Library Mobile Experience. ala ebooks publishing ALA Technology Reports Get them while they’re free! While a staple subscription item in many academic libraries, the series is priced beyond the modest budgets of school and smaller public libraries.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

While there are still eBooks being consumed, it is dwarfed by the amount of time people of all ages now spend on short-form reading of “throw away” information that is mostly media articles or social. A lot of eBooks, including PDF-versions, don’t need an eReader app.

Web Tools for Video and Audio Feedback on Essays and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Jing is a software you download that allows up to 5 minute recordings. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

Software and Applications. Among the most used resources are software and applications that bring a full range of information, in addition to pedagogical and management tools. Here are the top 10 advantages of eBooks over printed books ).

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning.

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8 Reasons to Create Interactive Textbooks for Engaging K-12 Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

For K-12 students, interactive textbooks/ebooks act as a learning companion, as it offers constant interaction. With the availability of eBook creation software, it has become very easy to create an interactive textbook. These software tools also allow you to publish the content.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

There are a million ways to lose a day but not even a single way to get one back,” says Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister in Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risks on Software Projects. Organize Your eBooks If you read Kindle as I do, now is a great time to organize your collections.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

And for this, teachers use various means such as augmented reality, interactive eBooks , or conduct pop quizzes, give group assignments. Audiobooks and Dictation Software: Audiobooks have enabled students to listen to their learning material.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Lately, I have been using Shelfit software by EdTech Software.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Tools to build eBooks to demonstrate understanding. I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. Use the camera feature on any mobile device.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. And rightfully so, for an eBook provides much more interaction and engagement than a paperback textbook. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. Related: 9 Benefits of Interactive eBooks.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

How to choose the best active learning technology for your spaces

Nureva

Use software trials and pilots to get a taste of both the product and the company. Free active learning eBook Are you developing innovative new spaces for students, or do your current active learning classrooms need a refresh?

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

One of the ways that I think is one of my favorites is creating an eBook inside Google Slides. Google Slide Tip #2: Create an eBook. I have created several eBooks now inside Google Slides because when I try to do it in Google Docs, I pull my hair out.

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How Augmented Reality Can Transform the Classroom?

Kitaboo on EdTech

The students just need to point their AR-enabled mobile phones on their worksheets, and the app would launch corresponding digital elements, such as video, quiz, map, podcast or virtual representation of a 3D object. In the era of rich digital disruptions, digital publishers can up their game and entice their young learners with AR-enabled eBooks and learning material. Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Use technologies and mobile apps based on drill and grill where learners are given direction instruction via these technologies and asked to provide the correct answers via quiz questions. (I Using educational software and online tools to promote learning is nothing new in most schools.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

A reverse advertising (profiling their own users) ability still markets certain things like ebooks and courseware but in a defined way and can also be made a parental control mechanism. The digital mechanisms are not dissimilar from buying distributed advertising as the key word tags and software mechanisms are the same.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

Judges liked the Bluetooth streaming functionality, its mobility, and its audio capabilities, allowing up to 6 users at a time to use it with headphones. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CENTRALREACH PK-12 ( www.centralreach.com/industry/pk-12-education ) CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education.

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology

Nik Peachey

What’s also remarkable is the claims that he makes for them and the reasons why he believes they are effective are remarkably similar to those made by many producers of learning and especially language learning software today.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

techlearning

In addition to teaching circuitry skills, mPie’s logical sequence of pieces helps children understand the foundational principles of coding, but the product does not require any software coding knowledge. The more difficult leveled coding will require either EdWare or EdPy software.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

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4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? Jason LeDuc The influence of the Learning Commons on the university libraries’ missions - Estelle Beck, Librarian, LIS Master Student 3:00pm 3D printing at the Reference Desk - Rachel Collier, Adult Services Librarian Conceptions of Research: Implications for Information Literacy Instruction - Andrea Baer, Undergraduate Education Librarian Harvesting and organizing many types of web materials using capture software.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

This change is the result of overpriced textbooks which drove students towards less expensive sources like eBooks, used textbooks, rental books etc. A lot of media, telecom, eCommerce, software companies use this model, where customers pay for the service or product for a specific time period.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Humans find their own uses for technology, too, which can send trends sideways. There’s also the problem of long-term trends, with our tendency to underestimate long-term effects, and the way some developments can take a long, long time to arrive (cf ebooks).

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

With one exception: Hispanic-Latino parents were more likely to spend time engaged with their children in mobile media use than other parents.) Children spend five minutes daily or less with educational content on mobile devices, computers, and video games, according to their parents.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016

Edsurge

But to reach kids on today’s mobile and digital devices, the creators behind Sesame Street are looking for help—from startups. The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers. AltSchool has raised more than $100 million on the back of “microschools,” its name for small, private schools where software is infused in the learning experience.