e-readers

The Trouble with Gifting an E-Book

The Trouble with Gifting an E-Book

| December 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Flickr: Muffet By Jenny Shank Is it possible to personalize the gift of an e-book? I asked Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Book Store, if he had any ideas, and he was as stumped as I am. “I’m not sure what the best way to personalize an e-book would be,” he said. His […]

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Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It

Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It

| December 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

Inkling’s plan to bring books to life on every platform.

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E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed

E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed

| November 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Worldreader We often talk about the power of the Internet to spread knowledge and information globally, to make digital content accessible and affordable. But as we’re also often caught up in the “latest and greatest” gadgetry, sometimes we overlook that broad promise of global education and accessibility. Such is the case, one might argue, with […]

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Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading?

Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading?

| August 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

It has been a bitter pill for me to swallow as a parent and as a bibliophile: my son does not love to read. Sure, I read to him daily when he was a toddler, and even once he learned to read to himself, we still spent many evenings reading books aloud as a family. […]

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South Korean Schools Go Paperless.  Can Others Follow?

South Korean Schools Go Paperless. Can Others Follow?

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

South Korea’s Education Ministry announced last week that it plans to replace all printed textbooks with digital versions in the next four years. It’s part of a larger effort to integrate technology into all aspects of the South Korean education system, including moving all nationwide academic exams online and offering more online classes. The Education […]

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Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More?

Can Interactive Books Get Kids to Read More?

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Booksurfers is a new e-book adventure series aimed at children age 9 to 12. In a lot of ways, it fits squarely within the long tradition of children’s adventure stories: a group of kids is thrust into a strange scenario where they must use their wits to solve a problem, where they travel to strange […]

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Are Tablets Made for the Education Market Doomed?

Are Tablets Made for the Education Market Doomed?

| June 1, 2011 | 8 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, tablet maker enTourage announced that it was ceasing production of its pocket e-reader eDGe and was shutting its online e-bookstore. Although a consumer electronics device, the enTourage eDGe was aimed squarely at the educational market, inking a number of deals with major textbook providers and joining the Blackboard Alliance Program, […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

National Geographic has unveiled a new education section of its website, with a great collection of maps, multimedia, teaching activities, and resources Amazon announced this week that it would be launching a Lending Library later this year, a deal that would let Kindle owners check out books from over 11,000 libraries. This brings Kindle to […]

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Kids Create Their Own Plots with E-Books

Kids Create Their Own Plots with E-Books

| March 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Audrey Watters A dictionary definition of “book” typically emphasizes the writing and the printing, the sheets of paper, and the binding and cover — all things that are poised to be thoroughly disrupted with the advent of the e-book. It isn’t simply that the printed text is being digitized or that content is moving […]

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Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

| January 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

The iPad’s impact on the role of the teacher, paid content versus free online and open-source content, and the learning process. Will eighth-graders who use the iPad to learn algebra do better than their textbook-using counterparts? That’s what publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Fuse pilot program will determine at the end of the school year. In […]

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