The digital age is here to stay, and more teachers are taking advantage of eBooks in their curriculum. Here are some of the advantages of Britannica eBooks on GVRL and how teachers are infusing them into lessons to provide a more dynamic learning experience.
- Universal access. With Gale eBooks on GVRL, students have access to the title at all times. This means that students no longer need to share titles or check books in and out. Plus, students have access to resources wherever they need them: on their own devices, at home, or in the classroom.
- Guided reading across the curriculum. Teachers can choose nonfiction titles that are related to science, math, and social studies lessons and use that content to teach key reading skills in small groups. eBooks are an efficient way to get a wealth of content at the right level, for multiple groups, without printing or hunting down copies of books.
- Informational texts. There is a much greater emphasis on students reading nonfiction content than ever before. eBooks give teachers access to a large volume and wide array of titles to match what they need.
- eBook series offer flexibility in the classroom. Teachers can use the series to teach text features, vocabulary, and research skills, while each student can read the title that they find the most interesting.
- Student choice. eBook series offer flexibility in the classroom. For example, in the Britannica Guides Series, there are 10 different titles, all set up in the same structure. Teachers can use the series to teach text features, vocabulary, and research skills, while each student can read the title that they find the most interesting.
- Search by MARC Records. eBooks provide free linked MARC records, enabling search, discovery, and access to collections from your library catalog. Gale eBooks also make citing easy, providing APA and MLA citations.
- In-class teaching tools. eBooks are great to explore with the whole class. Teachers and students can insert questions and notes, highlight key sections, bookmark passages, and save it all for review.
- Student-tailored options. Teachers can select eBooks by GRL, Lexile level, and grade level to find books on the same subject at multiple reading levels. In addition, visually impaired readers can change the font size for more ease while reading.
- They’re great for everyone. eBooks are environmentally friendly, they are more affordable than paper-based books, and they take some of the weight off… literally! Books are so heavy.