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Skim No More! How to Use eBooks in the Classroom to Foster Close Reading

Webinar presented on 2015-03-19.

Just as schools are aggressively moving to 1:1 and digital texts to save money and engage students, studies are showing that print text—not electronic text—helps students comprehend more of what they read and retain it for longer. But just as quickly, teachers are devising new strategies to encourage the same kind of close, rich interactions with digital text the Common Core requires.

By the end of this webinar, you'll know:

  • The best practices to enhance student comprehension of digital text from Ohio teachers and school librarians who are using them successfully in the classroom.
  • The best and easiest ways to find eBooks to support student learning.
  • How to access the free eBooks INFOhio offers, from BookFlix’s visually engaging elementary titles, to the downloadable PDFs available through Science Reference Center and Literary Reference Center, to the Gutenberg Collection titles searchable and easily accessed through ISearch.

Use this url to bookmark or link to Skim No More! How to Use eBooks in the Classroom to Foster Close Reading: https://www.infohio.org/campus/webinars/recordings/item/lwi20150319.

  • Cathie Cooper
    INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist

    Cathie Cooper

    Cathie Cooper was an eLearning Specialist with INFOhio, working on curriculum and resources for teachers and librarians. She was a library media specialist for 34 years at Adena Local Schools in southern Ohio working with students in grades K-12. She was also technology coordinator for seven years and started her career in the public library.

  • Emily Rozmus
    Instructional Specialist

    Emily Rozmus

    Emily Rozmus is an INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist.  She has worked in education for 25 years, first as a secondary English teacher, and then as a district librarian. Emily has developed district growth plans, integrated technology, created instruction for information literacy, fostered teacher development, and worked on teams to implement curriculum. At INFOhio, she focuses on helping educators use INFOhio resources to improve early learning. She also works to share research and best practices for helping students be better readers of INFOhio's digital text. 


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