How ’bout them eBooks?
My birthday present last year was a Kindle and it’s been so much fun. In fact, the hubby liked mine so much that we bought him one too. Now we’re a 2-Kindle family, sharing books, magazine subscriptions, and documents with just one click. As you probably know, you can put the Kindle software on your phone, computer, tablet, or handheld, and then access anything you have in your Amazon account. However, when Sharon Peters and I were talking about sharing documents between our Kindles, we found that we aren’t able to do that. We did “friend” each other through our Kindle profiles and now we can share our reviews and wish lists.
There are many other eReaders and multiple ways to take advantage of these technologies. Here are some websites that provide resources for eBooks in education:
- eBook Educators Groups – http://edukindle.ning.com/
- Dr. Terry Cavanaugh’s site – http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/
- Get Free Books – http://www.getfreeebooks.com/?tag=education
- Literature for Children – http://palmm.fcla.edu/juv/index.shtml
- eBooks – http://www.ebooks.com/subjects/education/
- Amazon Book Lending – http://www.booklending.com/
This is a technology worth watching as its use will continue to grow and impact education. We’re already seeing many textbook publishers providing students with an electronic alternative at lower prices than hard copy versions. Also, many of the literary classics are free through the eBook libraries – an effective way to reduce K-12 textbook expenditures.
Well, I’m off to read for a while …