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About eBooks

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:

  • PDF
  • ePub
  • Multi-Touch Book (Created from iBooks Author)

    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
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    Add more text to your classroom by having students share their eBooks with the class.
    Create engaging text.
    Create leveled text for intervention.
    Excite students about writing by having them add multimedia features to their books.
    Find the definition of unknown words with a simple tap in an eBook.
    Make every student a published author.
    No trees are used to create eBooks.
    Use links in eBooks to gather more information.
    Using ibooks Author, incorporate widgets for checking understanding through the book.
    eBook text features (text size and color, back ground color...) can be modified to meet the needs of all learners.
    eBooks can be annotated as students read.