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I could get hooked on Vook

Time to celebrate even more ways to remix and mashup the wonderful experience of reading! I have a feeling that the Vook and the TextVook are going to be popular reading options for many of our young readers and learners. A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video [...]

ICDL goes mobile

I just discovered that one of my very favorite booky destinations is now available as an app. The International Children’s Digital Library, a beautiful, multilingual portal, offering a large collection of free children’s books from around the world, can now be viewed on your iPad and on your iPhone, as well. The largest collection of [...]

Google ebook store launches

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On Monday, Google launched its ebook store, allowing readers to purchase or download free ebooks from the world’s largest selection of ebooks, across a variety of supported devices and reader apps: Nook, Sony, Android, the Web.  (Those that support the Adobe eBook platform. But not my Kindle.) Today I am introducing it to 12th grade [...]

Very Kind Kindle support from Buffy! (and on further celebrating our network)

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I love you, Buffy J. Hamilton!  And I love our network! Earlier this fall I worked with the Special Ed Department on a Kindle roll-out, a project we’ve set up as a formal research project to explore the effect of ereaders on reading motivation.  But when we unpacked our own first library Kindles yesterday, a [...]

R & J remixed and enriched!

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A thousand times good day! I discovered Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet from my Diigo in Education group this week and I am in love. This may be one potion to cure the star-crossed relationship some of my students experience with the Bard.  I want to take all my Shakespeare with a pinch of Canadian [...]

Thanks, Gale. And I want more of these.

Thanks to a Cathy Oxley’s post on our TL Diigo group, I just discovered Gale Cengage’s new YouTube video promoting AccessMyLibrary School Edition. Here’s why this matters. It matters because the market for this little video is not librarians. The market is kids.  The story is why kids need reliable information and how easy it [...]

Kindle for the Web (Beta)

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Kindle for the Web Beta launched today.  The new feature allows folks to sample first chapters of Kindle books on web browsers, preferably Firefox 3.6, Safari 5, or Chrome 5. To sample titles: click the “Read first chapter FREE” button while shopping for selected books at Amazon.com to view the sample in your browser window. [...]

eCurriculum and eTexts

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A couple of days ago a post on Curriki inspired me to take another look at the world of digital texts.   I got so inspired that I pulled together a little digital text pathfinder for our high school faculty.  Immediately, I got positive response. In two or three years since I started dreaming about the [...]

Celebrating the ebook mess

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I am leading a panel at the Library Journal Virtual Summit, ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. Our panel description: School Library Without Walls: New Content, New Collections In the school environment, ebooks provide new opportunities for curriculum support, allowing content to be accessed from the library to the classroom to the home. This panel [...]

POWER Library: A shadow of its former self

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The POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most [...]