Electronic Book Technology and Gifted Readers
Christine Weber, Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The electronic book, or eBook, offers students, teachers, and schools an additional medium or tool that can support or enhance the reading experience. Essential to preparing to use eBooks in educating gifted learners, as with all books, is knowledge of the characteristics, abilities, and interests of gifted readers and the wide variety of eBook options available. This paper provides a rationale and strategies for using eBook technology to promote reading with gifted learners including underachieving gifted readers and LD gifted readers. Information about online digital libraries and reading list books available as ebooks is provided.
Weber, C. & Cavanaugh, T. (2007). Electronic Book Technology and Gifted Readers. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3660-3667). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).