Friday, August 31, 2012

iPads and literature

Virtual book clubs? It was inevitable, I suppose.

This site provides inspiration for using literature with eReaders inside the classroom and independently. The site includes links to the best known sites for free eBooks, and  tools for a reading discussion group
  • determining the readability scores for online articles
  • notetaking apps
  • cloud storage/exchange apps
  • discussions apps
One of the intriguing parts of this site is the section on the use of roles (tracing travel, gathering background information, illustrator) and list of apps that facilitate those roles. Many of these ideas are aimed at K-12, but could easily be adapted to higher ed, or independent reading groups. At any rate it is an example of how technology can be used with imagination.

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