eBook Revolution (btw Tons of Free Educational Books in Kindle Store Today)

Behind the scenes, ebooks are gaining steam. I gave the assigned book for my marketing class and had a student ask me if she “is allowed to get it on her kindle.”  We have at least 10 students with them and many more who want them.

The literature teacher today told me that she was concerned about students keeping up but that one student used it for the Great Gatsby today with no problem keeping up and she was pleased. She's thinking about using Kindle on her ipad and marking her highlights and then using the Kindle on her PC to show on the board her notes and highlights instead of having to read them out.

Another reason: Free “stuff”

Over 130 free books from Kaplan for a limited time! Perusing my favorite “kindle freebie” blog, Kindle Nation Daily, I found tons of free educational books out today from classroom management to grammar to some killer Kaplan study guides for about every test and subject. There is also one for kids looking at going to college.  Most of these are free for a limited time, so you've gotta act now.

To me, it is worth the 99 cents a month I pay for Kindle nation daily as I've gotten some great books that shortly go up to $17 or more and I would have wanted to buy them anyway. I keep them in collections but they are also incredibly searchable for when I'm researching a topic.

So, you don't have a kindle – well, download it onto your computer (ipad, or cell phone or whatever) – you can still get these books.  If Kindle's aren't standard, the apps should certainly be standard on your teacher computers!

Besides this free stuff today, the ebook revolution is here – the teachers here are ready, the students are ready – and usually when it hits here it is a sign of what the masses want to do. So, publishers – beware – ebook or die. And the rest of us – let's figure this out and understand the easiest ways to do this.

A free Freebies of note:

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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