Today’s kids are used to having access to access to their devices 24/7...at home, on the bus, at school, and everywhere in between. When they want to learn something new, they reach for these devices to do an internet search or to communicate on social media about that topic. They are hard-wired to be comfortable in a digital environment and they look to it as their first and most meaningful learning tool. Consider these benefits of incorporating eBooks into your classroom:
Reduced storage space-With many teachers having to share their teaching space or teach in multiple rooms, having a traditional paper library isn’t always realistic. An eLibrary like the one offered by Big Universe allows you to have more than 9500 leveled books by more than 40 publishers available at your fingertips regardless of the shelf space in your classroom!
Differentiation-Leveled eBooks are are a very subtle and respectful way for you to differentiate your students’ instruction. Big Universe’s texts are clearly identified using Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell, DRA, and ATOS levels and, as the teacher, you can search by level, title, genre, or subject matter. It’s never been easier to find reading materials for all of your students including students with special education needs, English Language Learners, or for students who are needing enrichment activities. Access-So often, with traditional paper copies, teachers run into issues that are tough to fix. Paper copies get damaged, worn out, or lost and need to be replaced, but our classroom budgets don’t always allow for this. Students are forced to share paper copies or teachers purchase new copies out-of-pocket. Big Universe’s eLibary solves this problem. No matter what device they are on, your readers will have access to quality reading materials 24/7!
What benefits have you experienced by incorporating eBooks in your classroom? Do you have questions about how to make the transition from traditional paper books? We’d love to hear from you! Consider posting your your question or comment in the “Comments” section below!