Showing posts with label free ebooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free ebooks. Show all posts

Hundreds of Free Science eBooks for Teachers and Students

May 1, 2014
Over the last few days, I have been sharing here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning some useful resources that teachers can draw on to find educational free eBooks. After citing the 13 best sites for free eBooks, today I am sharing with you a great platform called Science Books that provides free online science books. I have gone through some of the links embedded there and found them really interesting.



Science Books Online lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats. eBooks on Science Books are organized into  the following categories :
You can either select your favorite categories from the menu on the left, or browse  through the list of recently added books.
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600 Free eBooks for Teachers and Students

April  30, 2014
A couple of days ago I shared with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a post featuring 13 important resources where you can find free public domain eBooks. Right after publishing this article, I got a comment from Bob on Facebook page of this blog recommending Open Culture to be added to that list. I am glad Bob reminded me of this wonderful resource.



Open Culture has a section where you can download 600 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or e-reader.These eBooks cover  great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. I invite you to check out this resource and share with your students.

10 Great eBooks for your Children

I could not let this list pass by without sharing it here with you. Mashable has recently featured some great free children eBooks that would help your kids get their feet wet in the reading pond. Some of these titles are very popular and have been around for sometime now others are less popular. After reviewing each of the titles included in the list I excluded two of them and shared the rest . You can find these eBooks on several platforms including : Nook, Kindle, and iTunes.

1- Goodnight Goodnight Goodnight Baby Blue (Splatter and Friends)


Baby Blue and his pet Shadow star in this picture-filled story. Baby Blue says goodnight to everything until he drifts off to sleep.
Platform: Kindle
Ages: 0 to 3 years
2- Search for the Pirate's Treasure



This ebook has different paths you and your child can choose, making it even more of an adventure.
Platform: Kindle
Ages: 0 to 3 years

3- Where Are the Dinos?



Here's a book with a fun and inventive answer to the question, "Where did the dinosaurs go?"
Platform: Kindle
Ages: 4 to 8 years


4- Storybound



When Una discovers she's been written into a fantasy book, she realizes she may need the save the magical world.
Platform: Kindle
Ages: 9 to 12 years


5- Fergus at the Race (Fergus Ferry)




A brave little ferry boat named Fergus embarks on adventures with his friends and makes exciting rescues in the harbor. In this ebook, Fergus enters a race and struggles to catch up to the others.
Platform: NOOK
Ages: 0 to 3 years


6- Free Story "Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood" from Newfangled Fairy Tales




The Newfangled Fairy Tales series is a modern take on classic children's stories. In Little Bad Wold and Red Riding Hood, the Little Bad Wolf runs a scam on the Grandmother, until Red Riding Hood catches him.
Platform: NOOK
Ages: 7 to 13 years
7- Girls to the Rescue (free sample story) The Royal Joust: The Royal Joust



Turning fairy tale gender roles on their heads, the Girls to the Rescue series shows that girls don't need a Prince Charming to save the day.
Platform: NOOK
Ages: 7 to 13 years
8- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Dover Thrift Editions)




Lewis Caroll's classic adventure book is available for free on iTunes.
Platform: iTunes (iPhone, iPad, iPod)


9- Polar Bear's Big Adventure




With this ebook, your child will learn fun facts about polar bears though high-quality photographs.
Platform: iTunes (iPhone, iPad, iPod)


10- Aesop's Fables




This read-aloud edition of Aesop's famous fables is enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Platform: iTunes (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

iPads in The Classroom : A Great Free eBook

I have recently came across a useful eBook  called iPads in The Classroom. John Evans featured in one of his scoops in iPads in Education. Upon going through the content of the eBook I thought you might be interested in it as well especially that it is free of charge.


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iPads in The Classroom is the fruit of a work done by Sabrina Huber in her thesis which took her almost two years. The eBook is a great read and I am pretty sure you will find it useful . Here is an abstract that describes Sabrina Huber `main focus and objectives for the ebook :

The current media landscape is changing and growing at a fast pace which is increasingly affecting the school sector. Numerous schools all over the world have already focused on the value added to lessons by tablet computers, such as Apple’s iPad. A myriad of learning applications and ways to transfer subject matters are provided on and through such devices. However, at the present time, there is little experience with respect to the didactically reasonable inclusion of tablets in schools. Therefore, the motivation of this book, which is based on a diploma thesis, is to provide a general overview of the didactical integration of tablets, in this case, Apple’s iPad. Within a field experiment educational apps are being tested and evaluated according to the Austrian curriculum for foreign languages as well as iOS Human Interface Guidelines that focus on user interface and user experience

 You can download the ebook  HERE

The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

Education nowadays is talking digital and probably by the year 2020 most of the schools in the US and Canada will have already embraced digital textbooks. Digital learning is gaining ground day after day and the sooner we embrace it the better.

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There are several ways teachers can benifit from this digital boom in education. One of them is digital reading. This is a kind of reading that is completely free of any charge and can take place anywhere, anytime. I am talking about a set of great websites that provide free ebooks for all kinds of learners and covering a plethora of different subject areas from literature and arts to science and technology. I have been researching into some of these resources and came up with the list below. Enjoy


1- Scribd

free ebooks for teachers


The best definition for this website is to call it YouTube for documents. It has all kinds of documents covering  hundreds of topics. Search for the ones you want and download or share them with others.


2- Free eBooks

free ebooks for teachers


This website offers unlimited reading for all kinds of work be it fiction, romance, literature and non fiction. It requires a registration.



3- Many Books
free ebooks for teachers


This one here provides more than 29.000 eBooks for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other readers. It includes some of the most popular titles, recommendations and recent book reviews.



4- Bartleby

free ebooks for teachers


This is one of the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intelectually curious with unlimited access to books and information the web for free.


5-  Flat World Knowledge

free ebooks for teachers


This is one of the world's largest and open college textbooks.


6- eBooks Directory

free ebooks for teachers


This is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, docs and lecture notes from all over the net.



7- Open Culture

free ebooks for teachers


This is famous ebook providing platform. It has more than 300 free ebooks to download.



8- Open Library

free ebooks for teachers



This one is a must see for teachers. It is the world's classic literature at your fingertips with over 100 000 free ebook titles.


9- Project Gutenberg

free ebooks for teachers


This one offers over 39 000 free ebooks: choose among free kindle books, download them or read them online.

You can also check the slideshow I made below it has some other websites I did not mention above.



A Great Guide on How to Effectively Integrate Technology in The Classroom

As I was wading through DawsonIt website, which is a great website for teachers interested in educational technology, I came across an article entitled 3 Informational eBooks for Teachers and Educators. As I clicked on the the title I was directed to the original website where the 3 eBooks originated. It is called Learning Today which is also , to my surprise,  another great resource for teachers. I spent some time leafing through its content and I ended up selecting  for you one ebook and a video presentation. The first is great guide for teachers on how to integrate technology into education and the second is a presentation about the use of podcasts in education.




This e-book is perfect for both new and experienced teachers. It will help you understand the importance of technology and how it can simply be applied into the classroom. From websites for learning, to new twists on traditional lessons, this e-book can truly help bring any teacher into the 21st century. " Click Here to download this ebook.

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The Top 18 Teaching and Learning Websites of 2011


Web 2.0 tools are ubiquitous online. It is probably thanks to these new digital creatures that Internet is what it is now. They have created an unprecedented digital revolution . Users now have free access to knowledge wherever they are and even on the go. A major part of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is devoted to the revision and implementation of these tools into education.


 In this regard, and as I was reading  “ The Top  25 websites for Teaching and Learning “ which is featured in the School Library Journal, I decided to review this list and check the validity of the links and finally organize them in such a format that you can easily download and bookmark . Anyway after I reviewed the list I deleted some  broken links and some other paid for websites.







This list is  identified by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) during the American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference in New Orleans.The list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL and is comprised of free, user-friendly sites that encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. ....



Here is the link to use to share the ebook

 Top 18 teaching and learning websites


80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube

Kids learn best when they see how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind. The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-training.





Educational video are possbily one of the most effective learning tools, and honestly, even most grown-ups will find them enriching and entertaining. But what if the only video resource you use is YouTube and you can not access it in your school or classroom. Are there any alternatives ? Yes there are more  eighty alternatives to YouTube that you can use with your students. These video resources are among the best online. We have spent so much reviwing every single one and therefore we confirm their suitablity to education.

After the two successful ebooks : The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students, and  Great Educational  Kids Safe Websites , here is our third publication under the title ``80 Alternatives to YouTube `` This eBook is supposed to empower educators and teachers with reliable video resources where they can find multemedia materials to use with their students when YouTube is not available. No more depending on only YouTube to get videos for your lesson plans and as the saying goes ` don't put all your eggs in one basket` because if you do then you are running the risk of loosing all at once. Feel free to share, download and use the ebook as you like provided you keep the credit and not charge people for it. Just make sure you click on any title to access the tool.

You can embed this ebook in your blog or website using this code:


<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/a/educatorstechnology.com/viewer?authuser=1&srcid=0B6BPC04w8uFNRXJqSkdjQTFUTy1ZWFVrblI1
dXEzQQ&pid=explorer&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true" width="640" height="480"></iframe>


You can also use this link to share it with your colleagues


Here is the Issuu version of the eBook





Here is the Docstoc version of the same ebook.
eighty Alternatives to YouTube

A List of Free audio books for kids

Audio story books are a great means of improving learners reading and listening skills. There are several website resources now offer free audio materials but not all of them are free. To look for quality audio books that are free can take you a lot of time and energy. In this regard and in an attempt to make it easy for educators visiting Educational Technology and Mobile Learning to get a free access to the materials I have been reviewing here about the best websites you can browse for free audio books, I have compiled a list of links in a presentation that you can download and share with your students. I have reviewed all the links included and if you want to read the review just click on any title and you will be directed to the post.




Just a quick reminder: Some of these websites do require a sign up in order for you to start reading or downloading their materials. It normally takes just a couple of minutes so if you feel like that is the website you want to be using then it is worth registering with.
The presentation is done both using Google Docs and Issuu.


Here is the Google Docs presentation





Here is the same presentation in Issuu

ePub Bud A Platform for Reading, Downloading ebooks

ePub Bud is a website that provides kids  ebooks for iPad, Nook, and many other similar e-readers. This is really a great resource for reading materials for your students and beginners. While finding free ebooks for adults is something that you can do with the tip of your finger, materials for kids are still hard to find for free.


It does not matter what e-reader you use, ePub Bud has ebooks for all kinds of them.If you are an author or like writing stories and books then you can use this website as a publishing platform where to upload your productions and publish them. You can also mail in a printed children's book to have it digitized for free.

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To start using ePub Bud you need to head over to its main page and sign up for a free account . Once signed in you can then manage your account and save your favourite ebooks. To look for a cerain ebook you just need to search for it using the search bar there. Each book listing contain information about books such as publishing year, genre and language,



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ePub Bud is also a community of good readers. You can join in and start adding your ebooks reviews for others to read. You can also rate materiuals you find and many more. Go ahead to ePub Bud and give it a shot.