reading archives

Stratepedia picks for March 2, 2012

Aaron Read It For Me: This neat little service summarizes popular business books like The Lean Startup, Switch, Making Ideas Happen, and Linchpin. Sounds like good ol’ Cliff’s Notes, right? Not at all–Read It For Me’s summaries employ multimedia learning … Read

Share

Experts weigh in on iBooks Textbooks

A number of experts in the publishing and education fields have had the opportunity to weigh in on Apple’s push to revolutionize the textbook (you can read my initial thoughts if you need to get caught up on the announcement). … Read

Share

First impressions of iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author: What’s cool and what needs work

On Thursday, Apple unveiled a new initiative to overhaul how textbooks are created and used. With major textbook publishers on board, two new products were introduced: iBooks 2, an updated version of Apple’s ebook reader for the iPad, iPhone, and … Read

Share

Inkling founder/CEO discusses the future of the textbook

How are textbooks adapting to the quote-unquote digital age? Startup digital textbook publisher Inkling is leading the way with their popular platform for developing highly interactive textbooks and delivering them to iPads. 50-plus books using Inkling’s format are available for … Read

Share

“Reading Rainbow” to return as an interactive iOS app

If you’re around my age or younger, or have kids or grandkids around that age, or are an advocate of kids’ reading, you know about Reading Rainbow. The PBS series ran for more than 20 years and encouraged kids to … Read

Share

Report: iPads boost reading and writing scores on high school graduation tests

It’s amazing sometimes how far things have come in about one-and-a-half years since the iPad hit the shelves. It seems like just last week I was brainstorming ways Apple’s tablet and the world of education could go hand-in-hand–fending off fans … Read

Share

Do you use social media to track your reading?

I’ve been thinking about reading and book clubs lately, and wondering what’s up with social networking sites catering to the reading enthusiast. Luckily, Serenity Caldwell at Macworld.com has done some research on this very topic, summarized in this article on … Read

Share

Read Kindle books in Safari or Chrome with Amazon’s Cloud Reader

Last week, Amazon released Cloud Reader, a web-only interface to your Kindle library. This updated version of Amazon’s web-based reader was designed to skirt Apple’s recently-enforced policy requiring anyone selling “in-app content” on iPads, iPhones, and iPods to pay a … Read

Share

How to save your Kindle notes and highlights

I’m reading more books on the Kindle iPad app than iBooks these days. One reason: I can access my notes and highlights from my computer for later use. This works if you’re reading on a Kindle device or the Kindle … Read

Share

The e-book debate: What’s missing, and what’s on the way

Last week I got to listen in on a heated conversation about the push for electronic versions of textbooks in classrooms. The crux: There are insufficient data on the effects of digital text on struggling readers, so states should not … Read

Share
← Older posts