Earlysville, VA (PressExposure) April 09, 2012 -- Technology has reinvented every aspect of our lives, and it is changing the teaching profession just as much. Like the rest of the world, sometimes changes happen so fast it is hard to keep up. Enter the world of educational Ebooks. One of the newer tech advantages for teachers, too many teachers simply don't know exactly what they are and how they work.
Instead of getting in the car and driving to a local--or not so local-teachers' supply store, teachers can now have instant access. They don't need to leaf through teachers' supply catalogs, fill out the order form, send it in, pay the shipping charges, and wait for resources. Ebooks have changed all that.
Getting teaching resources has become as easy as clicking a few buttons and downloading to a personal or school computer. Add the benefits of no shipping fees, no waiting times, no clutter on shelves, and no hassles, and the picture becomes even brighter. These are the same books by the same publishers found in the store or in teaching supply catalogs, but getting them is so much easier.
Teachers' Ebooks don't require a Kindle, a Nook, or any other special reader. The teacher simply needs a computer to download to and print from. The only additional program necessary is Adobe Reader, which is easily downloaded from the internet to any computer at no cost.
SchoolEbookStore.com is one of the internet Estores that focuses exclusively on teachers Ebooks. Because of digital inventory, stores such as this can carry tens of thousands of products, offering teachers an almost unlimited selection from educational publishers. The digital system allows products to be updated quickly, keeping inventory current.
Unfortunately, many teachers don't even know what a teacher's Ebook is, or that they are available specifically for them. These books are not only instantaneous, all classroom activities can be printed right from the downloaded file. Let's say a teacher needs an activity on multiplication-but he or she needs it today. With Ebooks, no problem. Download the Ebook, print out the selected pages, and the lesson plan is on a roll.
What makes Ebooks even better is that they can be used with another new and amazing advantage in technology: the interactive whiteboard. Sometimes referred to as SMART Boards, they are sold by several different manufacturers and called by other names. These boards use PDF files-the same format as teachers' Ebooks. This means that most Ebooks can be loaded and used on a classroom whiteboard.
Ebooks also come in Enhanced versions, where the text can be moved. With movable text, the teacher can rearrange the book's content to suit individual needs. You just can't do that with a printed, paper copy.
Teachers, like everyone else, will find that technology can change mind-blowingly quickly, and that can be confusing. The good news is if you take the time to learn just a few new things, technology can make life a whole lot easier. The world of educational Ebooks opens up a host of advantages for teachers.