eBooks and eReaders Go to School
Many students are among the consumers investing in ereading devices, and many school libraries are piloting hardware loans to gauge the appeal and practicality of a switch to digital formats. This second session on ebooks in education provides an up-to-the-minute survey of the constantly-changing ebook landscape, paying particular attention to the instructional advantages and potential pitfalls when using dedicated ereader devices in the school environment. The presenters will offer an overview of the most common ereader devices and applications, files, formats, and DRM issues related to ebook content; some practical concerns when purchasing ebooks; ethnographic response from teens using ereaders; and sources for free ebooks.
Carolyn Jo Starkey and Wendy S. StephensEducation
Integrating iPad Apps into High School Content
This is a collection of skills and lessons and the apps that support the learning. See, lists of "top 2000 apps for..." are helpful mostly when you're either brand new to iPads or very experienced. Until then, real teachers need some models to seed their minds with.