Entries by Jim McCabe

Convince your staff that the volume of reading matters.

Ask teachers if print exposure can make students smarter. Consider the ideas of Keith Stanovich at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6VKmMVWEc If they agree with Stanovich, where will more print exposure come from? Will students reading below grade level enjoy World History textbook paragraphs about people of the river in Mesopotamia, or do they need something more engaging? Share […]

Adding Files to your Kindle

To add a mobi file to your Kindle for PC software to read the chapters on your computer, see instructions at http://tinyurl.com/y8gsazq. To add a mobi file to your Kindle ereader or tablet, see instructions at http://tinyurl.com/c4xduhn. The Kindle Personal Document Service allows teachers, or librarians to send a mobi file to up to 15 student Kindle […]

No money for tablets. Read ebooks on home computers with Google Play Books.

Students don’t need tablets or the Internet to enjoy ebooks. How can students read without tablets or the internet? For years I resisted reading ebooks on a computer screen because of the glare on the screen, but the ebook experience with Google Play Books is acceptable. I love the large fonts and large pages in […]