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Glenn Hervieux

Unite for Literacy library - 25 views

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    Unite for Literacy is a project that provides online books that include audio in multiple languages and ASL videos, celebrating different cultures and providing language support for English Language Learners. Wonderful project!
Deborah Baillesderr

We Give Books - 68 views

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    Lots of online ebook for free!
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    I would like to get in touch regarding your experience with eBooks for research we are doing. Dr. Patricia Donohue, San Francisco State University, pdonohue@sfsu.edu
Kris Cody

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific A... - 103 views

  • prevented them from zooming out to see a neighborhood, state or country
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      This explains, in real terms, why I've had so much struggle with online reading! Very interesting article.
  • Because of these preferences—and because getting away from multipurpose screens improves concentration—people consistently say that when they really want to dive into a text, they read it on paper
    • Kris Cody
       
      This is backed up by a recent article: Faris, Michael J., and Stuart A. Selber. "E-Book Issues In Composition: A Partial Assessment And Perspective For Teachers." Composition Forum 24.(2011): ERIC. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.
  • Surveys and consumer reports also suggest that the sensory experiences typically associated with reading—especially tactile experiences—matter to people more than one might assume.
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  • When reading a paper book, one can feel the paper and ink and smooth or fold a page with one's fingers; the pages make a distinctive sound when turned; and underlining or highlighting a sentence with ink permanently alters the paper's chemistry.
  • discernible size, shape and weight.
  • Although many old and recent studies conclude that people understand what they read on paper more thoroughly than what they read on screens, the differences are often small. Some experiments, however, suggest that researchers should look not just at immediate reading comprehension, but also at long-term memory.
  • When taking the quiz, volunteers who had read study material on a monitor relied much more on remembering than on knowing, whereas students who read on paper depended equally on remembering and knowing.
  • E-ink is easy on the eyes because it reflects ambient light just like a paper book, but computer screens, smartphones and tablets like the iPad shine light directly into people's faces.
  • the American Optometric Association officially recognizes computer vision syndrome.
  • People who took the test on a computer scored lower and reported higher levels of stress and tiredness than people who completed it on paper.
  • Although people in both groups performed equally well on the READ test, those who had to scroll through the continuous text did not do as well on the attention and working-memory tests.
  • Subconsciously, many people may think of reading on a computer or tablet as a less serious affair than reading on paper. Based on a detailed 2005 survey of 113 people in northern California, Ziming Liu of San Jose State University concluded that people reading on screens take a lot of shortcuts—they spend more time browsing, scanning and hunting for keywords compared with people reading on paper, and are more likely to read a document once, and only once.
  • When reading on screens, people seem less inclined to engage in what psychologists call metacognitive learning regulation—strategies such as setting specific goals, rereading difficult sections and checking how much one has understood along the way
  • Perhaps she and her peers will grow up without the subtle bias against screens that seems to lurk in the minds of older generations.
  • They think of using an e-book, not owning an e-book,"
  • Participants in her studies say that when they really like an electronic book, they go out and get the paper version.
  • When it comes to intensively reading long pieces of plain text, paper and ink may still have the advantage. But text is not the only way to read.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
Kathy Fiedler

BookBub: Free and Bargain eBooks for Kindle, Nook, and more - 5 views

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    Join our 300,000+ happy subscribers. It's free!  Most major eReader formats supported.
Martin Burrett

Online Storytime - 117 views

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    A great set of video of classic book titles, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Ham and Eggs. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Hot Free Books - 119 views

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    A good site to find online ebooks of classic titles. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Jeff Edwards

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library - 141 views

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    Online books for all languages
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    The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
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    A huge collection of projectable childrens books in many different languages. Would be great as a resource for parents to continue L1 development at home or in a mother tongue class
Martin Burrett

Litfy - E-books - 126 views

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    This is a great looking e-book site. View thousands of titles and read them online and on your portable device. You can also make notes on the pages. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/english
kellidgegroup

UDL Book Builder - 86 views

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    Create, edit, publish, and read digital books.
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    Create and Share eBooks
April Johnson

Free Books - 50 Places to Find Free Books Online - 215 views

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    Free books and where to find them!
Loli Olmos

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg - 57 views

  • Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
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    Free as in air, only classics and public domain titles though.
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    Proyecto Gutenberg
James Miscavish

20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks | Freebies - 6 views

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    Free ebooks...not necessarily all ed related
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