Motivating Students to Read with Engaging eBooks
Connie Cardwell, Lin Muilenburg, St. Mary's College of Maryland, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
E-books have been gaining popularity with adult readers over the past few years, but this technology is not being implemented in many public classrooms. There are many e-books available online and free of charge, but teachers and educators are not taking full advantage of this technology despite the positive research. This paper describes a language arts lesson involving e-book technology and its benefits. Students will be placed in groups and take turns reading the e-book story on a variety of devices provided by the teacher. A class discussion will take place to examine the story and its components after everyone has read the story.
Cardwell, C. & Muilenburg, L. (2011). Motivating Students to Read with Engaging eBooks. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3681-3683). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).