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  1. Nonfiction and iPads prestong@bcschools.net 2013

  2. Current InformationAvailable 24/7 • Mel.org • Over 25 datbases including SIRS, InfoTrac, Academic OneFile) • Culturegrams • Career Cruising • World Book Online • Different reading levels • Spanish Language

  3. Advantages • Very portable • Apps • Voice to text • Speak Selection has the iPad read to you • Definitions at your fingertips • Reader Icon for distraction free reading • Reading List (read offline) • Forget the network for distraction free reading

  4. Disadvantages • Maintenance time and effort for multiple iPads. • Costly • Students can go off task • Time consumer (too much time spent reading?)

  5. iBooks • Millions of books available • Interactive textbooks • Change text size • Select font • Highlight or underline text • Add notes • Make flash cards • Glossary flash cards • Review questions/Answers • Define words • Search the book • Use Speak Selection to have the iPad read to you

  6. Newsstand • National Geographic • Popular Science • Popular Mechanics • New York Times • Field & Stream

  7. Some Apps to Consider • Google Earth • World History Test Prep • Zite (news aggregator: for teacher use) • Science 360 • Earth as Art • LeafsnapHD • NC Magazine • BrainPOP • Discovery • Periodic Table • Time for Kids Family • USA Today Classroom

  8. Sites for Nonfiction • Scholasticnews.com • Channelone.com • learning.blogs.NYTimes.com • Kidsnewsroom.org • CNN.com/Studentnews • Weeklyreader.com • News.nick.com • Sikids.com/blogs • Kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/blog/news-bites • Timeforkids.com/news • Sciencenewsforkids.org • Hmhinthenews.com • Newsforyou.shtml • Educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/ • Newseum.org