In a recent post by OverDrive they talk about a recent eBook study done in Australia. The study engaged Australian students with eBooks conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and OverDrive reseller Softlink.
Here are the key findings:
41% of student respondents indicated they were reading more than usual by the end of the project
47% of teacher respondents indicated students were enjoying reading more, with 21% believing reading skills were improved
100% of parents/carers expressed desire for ongoing access to eBooks
Teachers and teacher librarians saw the greatest benefit was in reading comprehension
Students believed using eBooks improved their writing and creativity, and reading independently
The benefits of using eBooks are more far reaching than developing confidence using technology
The most common devices used for accessing eBooks were school computers, iPads, iPods and home computers.
The opportunity to access a range of eBooks enriched the collection of resources available to students and teachers.
Reading and writing enjoyment and skills development was evidenced by quality student work samples and feedback resulting from the planned learning activities.
May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and eating disorders. Books covering these topics range from self-help guides and educational texts to stirring memoirs and fictional accounts of character struggles. Calling attention to mental-health issues, and the millions of people around the world faced with them, helps bring about understanding and encourages open discussion about things that can be hard to talk about.
Here are a few good titles related to mental-health issues:
On June 13, 1970 “The Long and Winding Road” became their last number-one song.
The band was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members at that time were John Lennonon rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; George Harrison on lead guitar, sitar, and vocals; and Pete Best on drums. In 1962 the drummer was replaced with Ringo Starr, who was born Richard Starkey, and the band signed a record contract. “Love Me Do” became popular in the UK, and in 1964, “Beatlemania” had spread internationally.
The past week, Las Vegas hosted Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s educational tour bus recently at the Mirage, younger generations may want to learn more about the Beatles. Start with these online resources available from the Virtual Library.
To learn more about the original boy band, check out :
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