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Vicki Davis

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing - 1 views

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    The announcement from Apple this week concerning textbooks is coming where they say they will announce a "Garage Band" for textbooks app on their platform. If you want to know more, this arstechnica article is the one that seems to be getting the most attention.
Deb Henkes

Search-ebooks.eu - Free ebook search engine - 23 views

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    A good e-book search engine. Search for lots of formats including PDFs and Doc files. Preview books and embed some into your website. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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    Food for future thought
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    Free ebook search engine.
Vicki Davis

McGraw Hill Launches First Digital-Only Textbook for K-12 at Iste - 5 views

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    McGraw-Hill launched its first all-digital, cloud-based textbook for the K-12 market on Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. This is called CINCH and is a "cloud based curriculum" for K-12 math and 7-12 science. It makes everything available through a browser. Citation: RT @TradRobinson - Publishers Launch First Digital-Only Textbook for K-12 http://t.co/C1Ny9ck via @mashabletech @mashable #ISTE11
Vicki Davis

Student Digital "Textbooks" using LiveBinders - 12 views

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    Here are Michael Thornton's student livebinders. These are textbooks written by the students. Except for the typo on Ancient Greece review, this is a marvelous example of having students build meaningful textbooks.Interestingly, Michael's livebinder puts together livebinders themselves. I'm going to be learning more about this tool and have my students use these this year.
Ted Sakshaug

CK12.ORG - FlexBooks - 12 views

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    customizable, standards-aligned, free digital textbooks for K-12
Brendan Murphy

Corruption in textbook-adoption proceedings: 'Judging Books by Their Covers' - 12 views

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    I had no idea textbooks were so corrupt. I feel a bit dirty. 
David Wetzel

Online Learning Tools for Continuing Education: Advantages of Using the Internet for Li... - 10 views

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    The availability of free open textbooks, Webinars, Podcasts, and open source content college courses are described as to how they support and influence adult learning.
Sandy Kendell

Textbooks Are Finished - 13 views

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    Opinion piece from DistrictAdministration Magazine.
David Wetzel

Teach Science and Math - 11 views

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    There are many lists going around about what the next decade will bring in K-12 education, especially focusing on those things that will become obsolete. Well, I decided to create my own list of 5 things that should be obsolete in K-12 education by 2020.
Maggie Verster

Should laptops replace textbooks? A poll- go vote! - 5 views

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    "The age of the textbook may be bowing out -- or it may not" So far laptops are winning.... Some interesting comments on the topic as well. Go vote!
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