Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Epic Books

Epic! is an ebook collection that is a truly epic-  I'm talking a SUBSTANTIAL - book collection that has been made free for educators.  Go to the Epic Books website and click on the Learn More button, which will take you to a page where you can click on the get started button.  There's also an ipad app, which I've already downloaded onto teacher ipads.  Once you sign up and sign in, it looks like you can create accounts for students as well (haven't tried that yet so not sure if there are limitations).  Some books have a read-aloud feature although not all.  You can access the books either through the computer or through an iPad app that I found smooth and simple to use. I'm guessing they make their money by encouraging parents to sign up for their paid service, which has a monthly fee much like Netflix.  In fact I read someone that they consider themselves the Netflix of children's books.  Thanks to Karen Wright-Balbier at Karen's Korner: Using tech to teach and learn for alerting me to this great resource!

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