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Welcome to
KINDLES, NOOKS, E-READERS--Oh My!
Monday, August 8, 2011, 9:30am, Eberley Hall, Room 350
Instructor: Terry Morriston
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of e-readers in general and their potential in the classroom or library. The PowerPoint used for the workshop contains the active links need for both participation and later review of the content.



Useful Links and Documents

Kindle Tips for Beginners




Nook Tips for Beginners

Kindle Tips for Experienced Users- Try these websites:

Buying E-Books (besides your E-Reader Vendor)

  • Google Ebooks-- introduced in Dec 2010, this is Google's foray into the ebook market. Not all materials are free.

Sites for Free E-Books
(some sites provide books that can be downloaded to an E-reader while other books must be read on the computer)


E-Text Books



Libraries and E-Readers
  • Webinar on Sharing Ebooks at Schools, Feb 2011.

Shelfari-
Shelfari is a social networking site that allows the user to create a virtual bookshelf to track all that the user has read, is reading and wants to read. In addition, the program will allow you to create your own discussion group, to annotate reviews, to rate books, to friend other readers and to discuss books. It can be as private or as social as the user desires. Teachers can use this within their classroom to establish literature circles or to monitor student reading progress. One a bookshelf is created, it can be embedded on any HTML site such as Facebook or Wikispaces. Here is a beginner's instruction sheet for use with students.
Shelfari Instructions.docx

Reference Documents