In 1971 Michael Hart typed the U.S. Constitution on a computer and eBooks began. Project Gutenberg began as a slowly growing collection of public domain books in text or audio easily available to everyone.
eBooks, electronic books, refer to a variety of formats:
Sometimes when a webpage comments on an eBook Format it means a PDF, but there are many different eBook formats available. The table describes some of the most common formats.
Benefits of eBooks
|Benefits of eBooks|
|Make every student a published author.|
|Create engaging text.|
|Create leveled text for intervention.|
|Excite students about writing by having them add multimedia features to their books.|
|Add more text to your classroom by having students share their eBooks with the class.|
|eBooks can be annotated as students read.|
|eBook text features (text size and color, back ground color...) can be modified to meet the needs of all learners.|
|Find the definition of unknown words with a simple tap in an eBook.|
|Use links in eBooks to gather more information.|
|Using ibooks Author, incorporate widgets for checking understanding through the book.|
|No trees are used to create eBooks.|