I want to thank Donna for this great piece about eBooks in educational settings. She addresses this to high school students, but really, it is applicable to all students. For more info about Donna and her work see the link below.
If you’ve ever researched ebooks online, you’ve probably found lots of resources and ebook titles for very young children. Playing on these sites is a good way to teach preschoolers and elementary age children about reading and technology, and it gives them a safe, educational space to experiment with the Internet. But older students can also benefit from ebook resources, as they offer an engaging, convenient opportunity for students to explore reading and catch up on homework assignments. Here are 10 ebook resources for high school students.
- eBooks.com: This website has a great selection of non-fiction books and guides about economics, architecture, art, current events and computers, providing students with supplemental study materials and books that can help them research future careers and college majors.
- Scribd.com: This website features open source high school textbooks and resources for chemistry, math and physics.
- Ebookexplorer.com: Here you’ll find books that teach marketing, financial tips, sports and fitness tips, and more.
- Project Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg shares an extensive online book and reading collection with periodicals, fiction, non-fiction books, biographies, plays, travel books, and more.
- Mobipocket.com: On Mobipocket.com, teens will find fiction books, including classics, young adult books, mystery, science fiction, humor, short stories, poetry, theatre and more. Mobipocket.com also offers dictionaries, medical books, and other elearning resources.
- eReader.com: Purchase books from Barnes & Noble’s eReader.com, which markets itself as “the world’s largest eBook store.” There is also a free ebook section with classics by authors like Jane Austen, Victor Hugo, Edith Wharton, Robert Louis Stevenson, and more.
- TextonPhone.com: This resource lets iPhone users download full-text books to their phone via a Facebook app.
- Amazon.com Kindle Store: If your child or student has a Kindle, you can purchase or find free Kindle fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines and more at Amazon.com’s Kindle Store.
- E-library.net: This site has a directory of over 11,000 ebooks and can connect you to the original bookseller site.
- Microsoft Reader: Download Microsoft Reader for free to find over 60,000 ebooks. Microsoft Reader includes a note-taking feature, text search for each ebook, font features, annotation storage, and more.
This post was contributed by Donna Scott, who writes about the online school. She welcomes your feedback at DonnaScott9929 yahoo.com