The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
Bookbite is here to help you get more out of reading and writing. Whether you always have your nose in a book or just flick through a local paper; whether ‘writing’ to you means penning stories, keeping a diary or a note in a greetings card. Join our reading group or writing club, take part in competitions, browse book lists, tips and more.
Bookbite can offer:
• Something to dip into for a quick read • Inspiration to write something from a letter to a story • Ideas to polish up some old skills – or to try something new • Information on where to find people who share your interest.
The “Rare Book Room” site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.
Over the last decade, a company called “Octavo” digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. These books were photographed at very high resolution (in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page).
This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.
The Reader from Sony is the perfect way to store and read digital books. With enough space for up to 160 eBooks, it has a long battery life and amazing paper-like screen. It’s smaller than the average paper back and easy to use.
A whole library in a small book
Take your favourite books with you wherever you go with the Reader. Ultra light and easy to carry around, it features a paper-like display for a more natural reading experience – whether you’re commuting, travelling or relaxing at home.
Read at any angle, and in sunlight
The highly advanced screen technology is gentle on the eye, with five adjustable font sizes to improve readability.The E Ink® Vizplex™ display gives a more natural paper-like reading experience.With no backlight or flicker, you can read for hours in direct sunlight and at virtually any angle.
Carry 100s of books wherever you go
Not sure which books to take on your trip or commute? Carry hundreds of eBooks at a time and you’ll never have to make that choice again! Reader is lighter than a typical paperback and you can easily store hundreds of titles in your bag or pocket to take with you wherever you go.
Intuitive, easy to use controls
Lost your page? Reader can help you find the page your were last reading, and call up stored novels by author, title and date. The intuitive and easy to use controls let you magnify text, scroll smoothly down and read page-by-page or fast forward right to the end.
Read 1000s of pages on one charge
Getting to the end of a good novel is the best bit! You won’t worry about reaching the last page with the great battery life on Reader. It gives you thousands of continuous page turns from a single charge – enough to last for up to two weeks of reading, to get you through the longest journeys.
Play music while you read
Find your favourite eBook, get comfortable in a chair or sun lounger and plug in some headphones. For total relaxation, you can listen to music on your Reader whilst you enjoy your book. The device supports many popular file formats, including MP3 and AAC audio files.
Our mission is to provide a fantastic range of learning resources that students use for learning Functional Skills in mathematics, English and ICT at level 1 and level 2.
Guroo uses a mixture of on-line and off-line learning resources including videos to engage students in the learning tasks, podcasts which are great for revision, test questions to re-inforce learning and provide instant feedback and a great range of learning tasks with solutions and learning feedback, all based on real life themes.
At the heart of guroo are realistic, relevant and appropriate on-line learning materials that support 14-19 year old students in the three Functional Skills subjects. Our materials include:
46+ Learning Challenges covering Mathematics, English and ICT at level 2, level 1, and entry level 3
50+ Videos and Podcasts
500+ Interactive questions based on Functional Skills tests
600+ Interactive questions based on Key Skills/ALAN tests
150+ Contextualised downloadable learning tasks supporting underlying learning for Functional Skills and KS/ALAN
150+ Learning feedback and solutions to learning tasks
We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email. Problem solved.
We got the idea for DailyLit after the New York Times serialized a few classic works in special supplements a few summers ago. We wound up reading books that we had always meant to simply by virtue of making them part of our daily routine of reading the newspaper. The only thing we do more consistenly than read the paper is read email. Bingo! We put together a first version and began reading “War of the Worlds” and “Pride and Prejudice“. We showed it to friends, added more books and features at their request, and presto, DailyLit was born.
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.
Volunteering for LibriVox is easy and does not require any experience with recording or audio engineering or acting or public speaking. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. We accept all volunteers in all languages, with all kinds of accents. You don’t need to audition or send us samples. We’ll accept you no matter what you sound like.
IDYLLWILD, CA—September 14, 2009: www.ReadSpeeder.com is a free speed reader, using a new patent pending method that can convert text into its natural phrases, without requiring linguistic analysis. These phrases are displayed in sequence to instantly speed your reading.
Reading has always been done in a box of text on a page, and just as the first automobiles were designed to resemble horse-drawn carriages, e-readers are designed to replicate books. But ReadSpeeder takes advantage of the new medium to improve on the reading experience. Comprehension is improved when meaningful phrases are presented individually, because each phrase can be understood at a glance, the same way words are read. This improvement in comprehension makes reading faster, and keeps the reader’s attention from wandering.
Reading by phrases might sound annoying at first, and granted it’s not for all types of reading, but it’s great when you want to read something fast, with better comprehension. The quality and meaningfulness of the phrases ReadSpeeder extracts is the key to making reading easier. And there’s no eye movement, backtracking, or losing your place. Your eyes focus on a single location as you read, and thoughts appear to be pulled from the text, directly into your mind.
ReadSpeeder is also available for handheld devices such the iPhone and iPod Touch too:
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
Photo By: Ilmicrofono Oggiono No one goes into teaching unless they want their pupils to succeed, and they believe that they possess the skills and perseverance to inspire their students to achieve and develop a love of learning. However, many NQTs - and experienced teachers for that matter - struggle with the idea of differentiating their teaching methods t […]
Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman proposes teachers help students see themselves as agents of imagination and members of communities larger than themselves, creating a foundation for a visionary curriculum. […]
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at three edtech product review sites – EdSurge, ClassroomWindow and CommonSense Media – and compares their usefulness in providing teachers with a comprehensive picture of how to find the best available tools.
Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer - Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) - and, with this prewriting exercise, encourages his students to 'be POETs' before writing their essays.
Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien explain how there are no bad test takers, but stress responses are real. Students can learn how to reset the visceral distraction of feelings that inhibit their test performance.