Showing posts with label online books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online books. Show all posts

Friday, October 2, 2015

Zing! - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students

Zing is a new service offering thousands of free fiction and non-fiction ebooks to teachers and students. On Zing you can browse for books by topic, language, or reading level. You can read the books in your web browser on a laptop or tablet.

Zing is more than just a repository of free ebooks. In the Zing reader students will find a built-in dictionary and tools for taking notes while they read.

Applications for Education
If you create an accounts on Zing you will be able to create Zing classrooms. In those classrooms you can create and manage accounts for students. Through your Zing classroom portal you can check your students' reading logs.

I like the potential that Zing is showing. I did find the registration process and initial set-up of a classroom to be a bit time intensive. To really unlock the full potential of Zing you would need to spend some time exploring all of the nuances of the service.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nook Study - Free Study Tool from Barnes & Noble

Nook Study is a new application that Barnes & Noble is launching next month. Despite what the name implies, a Barnes & Noble Nook device is not needed to run Nook Study. Nook Study is a free program that will run on Mac and Windows operating systems. The feature of Nook Study that grabbed my attention is the access to more than 500,000 free ebooks which students can highlight, annotate, and bookmark within Nook Study.

Update: the previous broken link to Nook Study is now fixed.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
How Web Search Works
Seven Tools for Organizing Web Research
A Quick Guide to Annotating Using Diigo