HippoCampus- Free Math Videos for Jr., Sr. High School and College Students

HippoCampus HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

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Tools for Life AppFinder from Georgia Tech

Save time and energy by searching specific categories like notetaking, screen readers, organization, relaxation, hearing, or money readers.

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Free (but not Open) Copyrighted Textbooks


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“11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks” from Campus Technology

Great article for review of free digital textbooks for college students.

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How to use screen readers to download, open and read books from Bookshare.org

This is such great work by National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials; I am so grateful for all the work they have done to provide solutions to the increasing challenges by new versions of software and operating systems.  Kudos to you AIM.  I was having a problem opening a book in Kurzweil 3000 version 12 on a Windows 7 & 8 machines, which left me frustrated… until this morning when I found this site with training videos for several text readers.  I opened the Kurzweil 3000 videos and was so happy to see one that addressed my problem, tried it and it worked!!!

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Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research
Citation:Grajek, Susan,
Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot
(Research Report),


2013, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. EDUCAUSE programs and services are focused
on analysis, advocacy, community building, professional development, and knowledge creationbecause IT plays a transformative role in higher education. EDUCAUSE supports those who lead, manage, and use information technology through a
comprehensive range of resources and activities. For more information, visit http://www.educause.edu.
This Executive Summary contains selected pages covering the summary and key findings from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) report Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/ Internet2 Pilot. The full report is available to ECAR subscribers. To learn more about an ECAR subscription, please visit http://www.educause.edu/ecar/subscribe
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11 Excellent Sites for Getting Free Textbooks – Great News from CampusTechnology

By Dian Schaffhauser

Sure, there are plenty of options when you want students to try out digital textbooks — CourseSmartCourseLoadFlat World KnowledgeChegg,textbooks.comAppleAmazonGoogle PlayeFollet, and an ever-growing number of other sources. But little in education trumps free. That’s one of the findings in a recently released research report from Educause, Internet2, and McGraw-Hill, which examined the value of digital materials in higher ed. “Faculty and students were both clear and consistent in their criteria for adopting digital course material,” the report’s authors wrote. Little surprise: The most important factor turned out to be cost.

With that in mind, we have hunted down the top sources for digital textbooks — all free. What you and your students do with them on Android devices, iPads, and laptops is up to you.   Read more


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