eBooks for Elementary School
by Terence W. Cavanaugh
December 2014, 206pp, 8 1/2 x 11
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-61069-849-8
$50, £39, 44€, A69
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eBook Available: 978-1-61069-850-4
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This combination reference, tutorial, and strategy guide will help all teachers and school librarians to effectively use the reading applications described, regardless of the classroom computing platform.

eBooks offer students as well as teachers, school and public librarians, and parents tremendous possibilities. This book explains how to expand and enhance the reading experience through the use of technology.

Today, eBooks are everywhere, and the use of digital learning materials is beginning to supplant traditional printed materials. As the world shifts to digital books, both teachers and students need to be comfortable and effective using materials in this format. This book helps you to apply eBook materials to existing curricula to create interactive educational activities and have access to more materials to support reading instruction, literacy, standards, and reading in the content areas.

Author Terence W. Cavanaugh, an expert on teaching with technology, describes numerous strategies for integrating eBooks into reading instruction and remediation for students in preschool through grade 6. He covers the hardware and software used, the wide range of formats available, and research conducted on the use of eBooks with students as well as how to access free resources such as digital libraries and special collections that make eBooks available for schools. The book also contains a chapter dedicated to using eBooks to help emergent or struggling readers.


  • Explains how any teacher or librarian can get started on the integration process of using eBooks as reading tools
  • Covers all the key critical information regarding eBook use: the different formats of eBooks and readers as well as how to collect and hold eBook files
  • Provides information on where teachers can get thousands of free digital books for their students to use, including text, audio, and video books
Terence W. Cavanaugh is associate professor of instructional technology in the College of Education and Human Services at University of North Florida. He has been an educator for more than 30 years at the college and secondary level. His areas of expertise include instructional technology, electronic books, assistive technology, ESOL education, and teacher education. His published works include several books on technology and education topics, such as Libraries Unlimited's The Tech-Savvy Booktalker: A Guide for 21st-Century Educators; Literature Circles through Technology; Bookmapping: Lit Trips and Beyond; and Teach Science with Science Fiction Films: A Guide for Teachers and Library Media Specialists. Cavanaugh has also written numerous chapters and articles.
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