News on eBooks in Education

Here are a few articles that I have been reading about ebooks in education, reading, and the development in ebook readers and tablets.

The first one is from the Huffington Post -
10 Radical Ideas for Getting Kids to Read. You may not agree with all of them but they will make you think.

Next,
EBook Stampede, about the consideration of ebooks in Florida education from the view of the state government.

This title will give you a pretty good idea of the content of the next article.
Canadian company releasing education tablet, mySpark, targeted at students.

And one more article on a tablet aimed at the education market.
Kineo Tablet Takes Android To US Schools.

Specials for May 18 2010


Ancient Philosophy: From 600 BCE to 500 CE Ancient Philosophy: From 600 BCE to 500 CE


The human mind has long hungered to understand deep truths. Though ideas of this nature are often impossible to explain definitively, numerous individuals dedicate their lives to seeking answers that transcend the mechanical and approach the metaphysical. The books in this absorbing series invite readers to pose their most probing questions alongside the philosophers who came before them and learn about the various strains of thought that developed over time in response. Students will also discover the interplay between philosophy and religion as well as the mathematical basis for much philosophical thought.

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Product ID: BEP9781615302437
Grade(s): 8 - 12
Level(s): Middle School, High School
ISBN: 9781615301416
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Best of Internet Activities, 2nd Edition Best of Internet Activities, 2nd Edition


This best-selling book has just been updated! Choose from a wide variety of lesson plans based on Web sites that are both informative and entertaining. Curriculum-driven activities cover a range of topics to engage students of all ages.

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Product ID: TCR3804
Grade(s): K - 8
ISBN: 9780743938044
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Cut-Throat Pirates Cut-Throat Pirates


Rex's cell phone is no ordinary cell phone. With the push of a button, the phone transports Rex and his friends to the deck of a pirate ship.

Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Product ID: SAB9781598895247
Grade(s): 5 - 9
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School
ISBN: 9781598895247
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Read and Respond (Grades 2-3) Read and Respond (Grades 2-3)


Build comprehension skills and strategies with more than 85 reproducible skill sheets and contracts for responding to fiction, biography, and information text. Pages are designed so you can use them with ANY fiction or nonfiction text your students are reading. Perfect for independent work, guided reading, centers, and more!

Publisher: The Mailbox Books
Product ID: TMBTEC61244
Grade(s): 2 - 3
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate
ISBN: 9781562349271
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer (Enhanced eBook)


This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educators using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?

This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Product ID: SDLSP9464I
Grade(s): 4 - 12
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School
ISBN: 9781602911727
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781562549466
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

We the People We the People


We the People provides a comprehensive look at the people and issues involved in the formation of the Constitution. In addition to the factual story of the creation of the document there are included in the resource a variety of materials to encourage critical and creative thinking, vocabulary games and puzzles, and an intriguing trivia section. There is also a Mock Convention Section that presents guidelines for the development of a simulated classroom Constitutional Convention. A quiz, which may be given as a pre- or post-test, is also included. The book is divided into three sections: The Story of the Constitution, Profiles of the Framers of the Constitution, and Vocabulary Activities.

Publisher: Educational Impressions
Product ID: EDI9685
Grade(s): 3 - 7
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
ISBN: 9781566449687
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story


You can celebrate the huge difference caring people make for endangered animals while you practice subtraction skills. In this sequel to her popular addition title, What's New at the Zoo?, Slade presents a new subtraction problem in each clever rhyming verse. The colorful watercolors include realistic animals set in lush spreads by illustrator, Joan Waites. So join in the celebration of our world's precious animals with this exciting title, and have fun practicing math skills along the way! The For Creative Minds educational section includes: Endangered Animal Vocabulary, Food Chains and Webs, Missing Links in Food Chains, Endangered Animals, and Fact Families.

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
Product ID: SDP9781607180951
Grade(s): 3
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate
ISBN: 9781607180951
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781607180708
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

New Education eBooks May 17, 2010

German Flashcards: Clothes German Flashcards: Clothes II


Miamaus Flashcards for teaching German are available for a wide range of topics. All of the pictures have been painted by artists especially for Miamaus. After printing the cards, you simply fold them down the middle to create flashcards with the picture on one side and the words on the other. The ideal way to learn a new language!

Publisher:
Miamaus Verlag Publishing
Product ID: MVP11225
Grade(s): 1 - 6
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Middle School

Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

See the rest of the German Flashcards ebooks series.

El Lenguaje Figurado El Lenguaje Figurado (Enhanced eBook)


This book will help students understand, interpret and use figurative language. Activities Include: making and explaining inferences, drawing conclusions, making predictions, recognizing clues, using similes and metaphors.

This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.

Publisher:
Guerra Publishing
Product ID: GRP0023I
Grade(s): 3 - 5
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
ISBN: 1932102493
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

More ebooks in the Spanish Language Series

La PuntuaciĆ³n en el EspaƱol La Puntuación en el Español (Enhanced eBook)


Use this concise, reproducible book to guide your students as they learn the basic punctuation rules in the Spanish language and the most obvious differences from the English language. Examples and practice exercises follow each rule. At the back of the book an answer key is included, plus Pocketchart activities and samples of enlarged punctuation marks. (Grades 2-12)

This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.

Publisher:
Guerra Publishing
Product ID: GRP0018I
Grade(s): 2 - 12
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School
ISBN: 1932102191
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

More ebooks in this Spanish Language Series

Daily Reading Comprehension: Grade 2 Daily Reading Comprehension: Grade 2 (Enhanced eBook)


Daily instruction on the reading strategies and comprehension skills your students need to improve reading comprehension and raise test scores! Engage your students in reading, thinking about, and responding to a variety of passages and texts! Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 presents your students with the reading strategies and comprehension skills they need to become strong and successful readers. 30 weeks of instruction covers:

Character and Setting
Main Idea and Details
Fact and Opinion
Visual Information
Make Connections
Visualization
Organization
Determine Important Information
and much more!
This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher:
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Product ID: EMC3452I
Grade(s): 2
Level(s): Primary
ISBN: 9781608237487
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781608236336
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)


See more in the Daily Reading Comprehension Series


Weekly Specials


Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam (Enhanced eBook) Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam (Enhanced eBook)


Fast paced and easy to read, these graphic U.S. History titles teach students about key historical events in American history from 1500 to the present. Using the graphics, students can bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Finally, graphics in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. FEATURES: Four-color throughout, Speech bubbles and illustrations allow struggling readers multiple access points to the text, Speech bubbles (in yellow) are clearly separated from nonfiction (in blue). This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Product ID: SDLSA3675I Grade(s): 5 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781602916906 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781599053677

Complete Welcome Back-to-School Book (PK-K) (Enhanced eBook) Complete Welcome Back-to-School Book (PK-K) (Enhanced eBook)


The Complete Welcome Back-to-School Book for PK-K helps you create a colorful, inviting classroom and involves children in stimulating activities right from the start, as well as make paperwork and administration easier for you. This book is brimming with creative room decorations and little extras based on six favorite themes: Animals, Healthy Habits, Teddy Bears, Fall, Things That Go and Fairy Tales. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Product ID: ETLC10300I Grade(s): PK - K Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781429111959

I Can...Move! (Enhanced eBook) I Can...Move! (Enhanced eBook)


Research in the last few years has made it clear that children have multiple ways of learning and need multiple ways to express themselves. Featuring 15 expressive movement activities and simple songs, "I Can…Move!" is a valuable resource that will spark your students' creativity and encourage self expression. A .zip file with 43 music tracks is included, and the additional 14 reproducible pencil-to-paper activities are provided to enhance the activities. With "I Can…Move!," students will practice many large motor skills, including marching, spinning, hopping, clapping, crawling, wiggling, stomping, tip-toeing, jumping, galloping, running, and dancing. This eBook is accompanied by a collection of high-quality MP3 audio files in a 116 MB Zip file. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Product ID: ELE901027I Grade(s): PK - 1 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781429108539

Internet Inquiry: The Sea Internet Inquiry: The Sea


The ocean fascinates students and is always a popular classroom theme and a useful topic for a wide range of cross-curricular activities. The Sea: Internet Inquiry book uses an inquiry approach to guide students through internet based tasks. Topics include: Sharks, Marine mammals, Coral Reefs and Deep Sea Dwellers
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
Product ID: RED2008 Grade(s): 3 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781863977470

Math Word Problems Math Word Problems


Teach math problem solving with these creative math word problems guaranteed to hold your students' attention while building basic math skills! This on-grade-level teaching book is the perfect way to reinforce textbook instruction while improving math problem solving skills.
Publisher: Remedia Publications
Product ID: REM0015A Grade(s): 1 - 2 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 1561754269

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grd 1 Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grd 1


Help students develop and practice the skills they need to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. After each of the 25 pairs of passages, students are asked both multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Product ID: TCR2911 Grade(s): 1 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781420629118

The Best of THE MAILBOX Bulletin Boards (Grades 1-3) The Best of THE MAILBOX Bulletin Boards (Grades 1-3)


You'll be the envy of the school! Choose from the most popular bulletin boards ever published in THE MAILBOX magazine. Included are ideas for creative, eye-catching displays for every month.
Publisher: The Mailbox Books
Product ID: TMBTEC1451 Grade(s): 1 - 3 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 1562341472

Weekly Specials


10 Minutes to Go (Enhanced eBook) 10 Minutes to Go (Enhanced eBook)


Whether you have 10 minutes to recess, 10 minutes to lunch, or 10 minutes until the last bell of the day rings, you'll find in this collection fun and creative ways to make those 10 minutes whiz by. Spotlighting the solar system, learning fun facts about animals, and taking a quick trip around the world are just a few of the things you can do with the reproducible puzzles, worksheets, and art activities. Each of the six units is complemented by a music selection included in a .zip file. Units include: Discovering the World of Animals; the Solar System and Beyond; American Heritage; Cities, Countries, Continents 'n More; Imagination at Play; and Memory Games. This eBook is accompanied by a collection of high-quality MP3 audio files in a 113 MB Zip file. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Product ID: ELE901018I Grade(s): 2 - 4 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781429108447

Back to School Back to School


Read-it! Readers These readers will delight children while strengthening their independent reading skills. Read-it! Readers and Read-it! Readers en Espanol are simple and effective ways to get the reading results you want and the quality you need. With the guidance of literacy educators and reading specialists, these series combine the elements for success in reading with entertaining stories children love. Just select the appropriate color level and language for your readers, and watch them start on the amazing road to reading.
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Product ID: PWB9781404833586 Grade(s): PK - 3 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781404833586

Back-to-School Book (PreK-K) Back-to-School Book (PreK-K)


Ideas to help you get ready for the first day, organize your materials, set up your classroom, and create eye-catching bulletin boards. Includes ideas for open house and suggestions for parental involvement.
Publisher: The Mailbox Books
Product ID: TMBTEC1119 Grade(s): PK - K Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 1562341618

Complete Welcome Back-to-School Book (Gr. 1-3) (Enhanced eBook) Complete Welcome Back-to-School Book (Gr. 1-3) (Enhanced eBook)


Everything you need for a creative, easy-does-it start to the school year! Create a warm, stimulating atmoshpere right from the start with room decorations and extras based on seven favorite themes: Fall, Rain, Forest, Sports, Bugs, Outer Space, Sea Creatures and Classic Tales. Includes ready-to-use door adornments, bulletin boards, student work displays, rule charts, job charts, class news displays, get acquainted activities, name tags, desk tags, writing papers, awards, snack ideas, media ideas, clip art and much, much more! This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Product ID: ETLC10268I Grade(s): 1 - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781429111874

Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop


Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process - usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas.
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Product ID: STE9781571107091 Grade(s): 4 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781571107534 ISBN (Physical Book): 978157110709

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grd 4 Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grd 4


Help students develop and practice the skills they need to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. After each of the 25 pairs of passages, students are asked both multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Product ID: TCR2914 Grade(s): 4 ISBN: 9781420629149

Reading for Information 1 (Enhanced eBook) Reading for Information 1 (Enhanced eBook)


This set of reproducible binders will give them the practice they need to approach written material with confidence. There are 50 two-page lessons in each binder (a one-page article and a one-page follow-up worksheet). Each binder includes the answer key. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Product ID: SDLSP2222I Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781602915060 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781562542221
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