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 First Edition Design eBook and POD PublishingFirst Edition Design Publishing, is the world’s largest eBook distributor. Ranked first in the industry, they convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.The Company is a licensed and approved eBook Aggregator, Apple Developer and Microsoft Solution Provider.
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Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech community. Gadget geek teachers love the thousands of apps available to give their courses a multimedia edge, and students love how so many reach out to different learning styles. For the connected classroom, the following stand out as either great supplements to various lessons or essential, time-saving streamlining strategies.

Art and Music

First Edition Design Publishing  is the world’s largest eBook distributor. Ranked first in the industry, they convert, format and submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. The Company is a licensed and approved eBook Aggregator, Apple Developer and Microsoft Solution Provider.

  1. Wasabi Paint:Get those little Jackson Pollocks acquainted with the core tenets of abstract and abstract expressionist art with one of the most hyper-realistic painting applications available.
  2. Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD:Pianos aren’t the cheapest pieces of equipment out there, and schools and teachers with iPad access will love teaching kids the all fundamentals without spending thousands.
  3. Musee du Louvre:Since Paris is a bit too far away for most schools to schedule a field trip, the Louvre’s official app works almost as well, with virtual tours of its historical holdings.
  4. StudioTrack:Perfect for band, choir, and orchestra directors who want to record their students’ performances using a full studio setup.
  5. Sketchbook Pro for iPad:Often touted as one of the best art applications currently available, Sketchbook Pro’s extensive digital toolbox is an essential for art teachers and students looking to channel their creativity in virtual spaces.
  6. Tonara:Tonara listens to musicians and music students play sheet music directly from the device and turns the page as soon as they hit the end.
  7. iDraw:Introduce budding young design virtuosos to the glory and wonder that is vector drawing and encourage them to experiment.
  8. The History of Jazz – an interactive timeline:Through video, audio, and other multimedia presentations, the rich and troubled history of a musical — not to mention cultural! — phenomenon compellingly unfurls.
  9. MoMA:Another excellent iPad application bringing users to the hallways of the Museum of Modern Art for intensive creative inquiry.
  10. Music Theory and Practice by Musicopoulos:Exactly what it says on the tin — play around with Musicopoulos’ offering for lessons, exercises, and quizzes about all the intricacies of interpreting music.
  11. TypeDrawing for iPad V3.0:Typography and typographic design thrive in the digital arts community, and this critically acclaimed resource makes for a great way to get students thinking critically about the medium.
  12. Symphony Pro:Write and play back compositions using Symphony Pro’s myriad features, which make it easier than ever to whip up original works for students to practice and perform.

Language, Reading, and Writing

First Edition Design Publishing  is the world’s largest eBook distributor. Ranked first in the industry, they convert, format and submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. The Company is a licensed and approved eBook Aggregator, Apple Developer and Microsoft Solution Provider.

  1. iBooks:Apple’s official eBook reader requires a download since it doesn’t come with the iPad, but it’s well worth the few seconds to access free and cheap classics, bestsellers, and more obscure reads.
  2. Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – Free:It’s a free digital dictionary and a thesaurus available through Dictionary.com — explanations don’t get much more straightforward than that.
  3. Grammar Up:With more than 1,800 lessons and questions to choose from, Grammar Up works as an excellent refresher on punctuation and parts of speech for both students and their instructors.
  4. Totale Course HD:Subscribers to the Rosetta Stone Totale Course program enjoy access to this application, which features comprehensive multimedia lessons in the world’s most widely-spoken languages.
  5. Meegenius! Kids’ Books:Whenever children reading or listening to one of the featured books encounters an unfamiliar word, Meegenius! builds their vocabulary skills by hooking them up with the definition.
  6. Pages:Pages is often touted as the best word processing application available on the Apple line of products, and since it works with the iCloud, it’s possible to save chances across devices.
  7. Sounds: The Pronunciation App FREE:Both ESL and native speakers love flicking on Sounds and learning all the weird little quirks of English language pronunciation.
  8. Storyist:An excellent resource for both teachers who dig writing on the side and students hoping to hammer out their very first creative writing work for publication!
  9. Grammar Girl App:Mignon Fogarty — the Grammar Girl herself — brings her beloved Quick and Dirty Guide to all things wordy through this app, which includes direct access to her podcast, Twitter, book excerpts, and more.
  10. iTranslate ~ the free translator:With more than 50 languages to choose from, almost anyone needing to know the translation for a quick word or phrase before a test or out exploring the world will likely find out what they need to know.
  11. Goodreads:Crazy popular social networking site Goodreads allows bibliophiles to share reviews, rankings, and book collections; educators should definitely consider signing up and scoring some great recommendations about what to teach, what to learn from, and what to simply enjoy.
  12. Chapters – Notebooks for Writing:Chapters’ friendly interface allows users to juggle through different writing projects in different mediums, and search and edit them with extreme ease.

Math and Science

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  1. The Elements: A Visual Exploration:Every element on the periodic table comes alive in sterling, gorgeous detail, with multimedia lessons on its basic characteristics, uses, and appearances.
  2. Wolfram Alpha:It’s a veritable Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in one single application, but mathematics buffs in particular will absolutely adore the fully functional scientific calculator and seemingly endless computational capabilities.
  3. Star Walk:Point the iPad at the sky and learn exactly what stars and constellations happen to appear that night through this heavily decorated astronomy application.
  4. Math Evolve:Ideal for ages 6 and up (though the developers threw in a few fun things for adults!), Math Evolve turns numerical basics into some super fun, super memorable games.
  5. Skeletal Anatomy 3D – Quiz and Reference:Three-dimensional models and charts detail all the bones in the human body as well as how they work together. And, of course, users can use the built-in exams for keeping the information fresh upstairs.
  6. Number Line:Teachers take advantage of the eponymous interface to provide quick and accessible lessons in fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  7. Popular Science +:Subscribers to Popular Science magazine also receive access to the iPad app, which offers up both a full version of each months’ issue as well as exclusive multimedia content.
  8. Motion Math Zoom:Play super duper fun math games suitable for kids — and maybe even adults who need a few refreshers — in glorious high-definition.
  9. GeoMaster Plus HD:Fourteen games and an atlas provide hours of edutainment to students needing some effective and fun supplements to their classroom geography lessons.
  10. MathRef Free:This math-related reference houses more than 1,400 formulas, facts, and almost everything else both teachers and students ought to know about number crunching.
  11. Vernier Video Physics:Teach students the real-life applications of physics principles with Vernier Video Physics, which uses the iPad’s built-in camera to record an object in motion and detail all the tasty science morsels behind it.
  12. Algebra Touch:Anything and everything learners and teachers have to know about simple and advanced algebra gets covered through this extremely popular, effective resource.

Organization, Productivity, and Learning

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  1. TeacherPal:This organizer specifically targets the titular demographic and offers up features specific to their needs, such as grade storage and calculation, rosters, behavior and attendance notes, and more.
  2. Flashcards:One of the best flashcard apps available allows for fully customizable, multimedia decks of various sizes covering any subject an educator desires.
  3. Khan Academy:Open courseware juggernaut Khan Academy wants everyone to “learn almost anything for free,” meaning teachers can use its official app for professional or personal development.
  4. Dropbox:Dropbox remains among the most popular organization applications around because its simple aim of letting user access their files anywhere, anytime, from any device makes life just that much easier.
  5. Evernote:Use Evernote to create fully searchable documents and notes retrievable from any connected device for free!
  6. Instapaper:Because this app saves websites and blogs for offline reading and browsing, it’s a great tool for teachers who stumble across something to share with the class or relevant to their careers and private lives.
  7. iTunes U:Another super amazing open source education resource overflowing with videos, audio, and other media lessons from such illustrious institutions as Oxford, MoMA, MIT, Yale, The Library of Congress, and plenty more; they cover an extensive range of topics, to boot!
  8. DocuSign Ink:With this simple electronic signature tool, educators stave off the onset of carpal tunnel by downloading and appending it to documents needing their approval.
  9. TED:Browse TED’s extensive archives of recorded lectures about pretty much everything directly from the world’s most influential, industrial movers and shakers.
  10. iThoughts:When inspiration strikes, iThoughts is there to help iPad enthusiasts mind map lectures, assignments, and anything else to push education forward.
  11. Box:Another productivity app streamlining the document and file storage and retrieval process, this time allowing for projection!
  12. PBS Kids Video:Preschool and elementary school teachers who love themselves some technology integration will love exploring the the thousands of kid-friendly educational videos provided by PBS via their official iPad presence.

SOURCE: http://www.onlinecolleges.net
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Gold Rush by David Hanger Released Worldwide

First Edition Design PublishingGold Rush Otago 1861-64 a Historical Novel by New Zealand Author, David Hanger is about overcoming the dangers posed by the harsh mountainous landscape and furious elements of New Zealand’s Otago goldfields. The story, based on fact in terms of time, place and actual events, follows three Australian families who join forces in the search for both gold and a place they can call home.

First Edition Design Publishing published Gold Rush Otago 1861-64 (ISBN 9781622870301) and submitted it to distribution in more than 100 countries.

It is available at Amazon.com, BN.com and all on-line eBook retailers.

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What have you read?

What’s Your score?

The BBC  believes most people will have only read 6 of theses 100 classic books:

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

First Edition Design Publishing3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34 Emma – Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

First Edition Design Publishing39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy.

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52 Dune – Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth.

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – AS Byatt.

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

First Edition Design eBook and POD PublishingFirst Edition Design Publishing, is the world’s largest eBook distributor. Ranked first in the industry, they convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.The Company is a licensed and approved eBook Aggregator, Apple Developer and Microsoft Solution Provider.

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Libraries, patrons, and e-books
Source: PewInternet.org  Released: June 22, 2012

by Kathryn ZickuhrLee RainieKristen PurcellMary Madden and Joanna Brenner

Summary of findings

12% of readers of e-books borrowed an e-book from the library in the past year. But a majority of Americans do not know that this service is provided by their local library.

Some 12% of Americans ages 16 and older who read e-books say they have borrowed an e-book from a library in the past year.

Most e-book borrowers say libraries are very important to them and their families and they are heavy readers in all formats, including books they bought and books lent to them. E-book borrowers say they read an average (the mean number) of 29 books in the past year, compared with 23 books for readers who do not borrow e-books from a library. Perhaps more striking, the median (midpoint) figures for books reportedly read are 20 in the past year by e-book borrowers and 12 by non-borrowers.

But most in the broader public, not just e-book readers, are generally not aware they can borrow e-books from libraries. We asked all those ages 16 and older if they know whether they can borrow e-books from their library and 62% said they did not know if their library offered that service. Some 22% say they know that their library does lend out e-books, and 14% say they know their library does not lend out e-books.

These findings are striking because more than three-quarters of the nation’s public libraries lend e-books.1

In the general public, even many of those who presumably have an interest in knowing about the availability of free library loans of e-books are not sure about the situation at their local library:

  •  58% of all library card holders say they do not know if their library provides e-book lending services.
  • 55% of all those who say the library is “very important” to them say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
  • 53% of all tablet computer owners say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
  • 48% of all owners of e-book reading devices such as original Kindles and NOOKs say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
  • 47% of all those who read an e-book in the past year say they do not know if their library lends e-books.

E-book borrowers appreciate the selection of e-books at their local library, but they often encounter wait lists, unavailable titles, or incompatible file formats.

Focusing on those who do borrow e-books from libraries, two-thirds say the selection is good at their library: 32% of e-book borrowers say the selection at their library is “good,” 18% say it is “very good,” and 16% say it is “excellent.” Some 23% say the selection is only “fair,” 4% say it is “poor,” and 8% say they don’t know.

 We asked those who borrowed e-books whether they had experienced several of the difficulties that could be associated with such borrowing, and found that:

  • 56% of e-book borrowers from libraries say that at one point or another they had tried to borrow a particular book and found that the library did not carry it.
  • 52% of e-book borrowers say that at one point or another they discovered there was a waiting list to borrow the book.
  • 18% of e-book borrowers say that at one point or another they found that an e-book they were interested in was not compatible with the e-reading device they were using.

Many Americans would like to learn more about borrowing e-books.

We also asked all those who do not already borrow e-books at the public library how likely it would be that they might avail themselves of certain resources if their library were to offer them. The results:

  • 46% of those who do not currently borrow e-books from libraries say they would be “very” or “somewhat” likely to borrow an e-reading device that came loaded with a book they wanted to read.
  • 32% of those who do not currently borrow e-books say they would be “very” or “somewhat” likely to take a library class on how to download e-books onto handheld devices.
  • 32% of those who do not currently borrow e-books say they would be “very” or “somewhat” likely to take a course at a library in how to use an e-reader or tablet computer.

Those most interested in these services include some groups that librarians are especially eager to reach. African-Americans, Hispanics, and those who live in lower-income households are more likely than others to say they would be interested in borrowing pre-loaded e-reading devices and take classes about how to use the devices and download books.

58% of Americans have a library card, and 69% say that their local library is important to them and their family.

Some 58% of those ages 16 and older have a library card, and 69% report that the library is important to them and their family. Women, whites, and parents of minor children are more likely to have library cards than other groups, and having a library card is also strongly correlated with educational attainment: 39% of those who have not completed high school have a library card, compared with 72% of those with at least a college degree. Those living in households making less than $30,000 per year, those living in rural areas, and adults ages 65 and older are less likely than other groups to have a library card.

At the same time, African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than whites to say that the local library is important to them and their families. Overall, 38% of Americans ages 16 and older say that the public library is “very important,” and 31% say it is “somewhat important.” Some 17% say it is “not too important,” while 13% say it is “not important at all.” By comparison, some 48% of African-Americans say the library is very important to them, along with 43% of Hispanics, compared with 35% of whites.

When it comes to specific library services, African-Americans are more likely than whites 1) to use the local library to get access to historical documents or genealogical records; 2) to use the library to get access to databases such as legal or public records; and 3) to use the library to access or borrow newspapers or magazines or journals.

Library card holders are more than twice as likely to have bought their most recent book than to have borrowed it from a library. Many e-book borrowers purchase e-books, too.

In our December 2011 survey, 78% of those ages 16 and older said they had read a book in the past year. We asked those book readers about their borrowing and buying habits.

Among those who had read a book in the previous year, 48% say they had bought their most recent book; 24% borrowed it from a friend; 14% borrowed it from the library; and 13% got it another way. Among library card holders, a similar proportion (47%) say they had bought their most recent book, while 20% borrowed it from a friend, 20% borrowed it from the library, and 12% got it another way.

Among those who read e-books, 41% of those who borrow e-books from libraries purchased their most recent e-book.

We also asked book readers about their general preferences when it came to getting books. Fully 55% of the e-book readers who also had library cards said they preferred to buy their e-books and 36% said they preferred to borrow them from any source—friends or libraries. Some 46% of library card holders said they prefer to purchase print books they want to read and 45% said they preferred to borrow print books.

When it comes to e-book borrowers, 33% say they generally prefer to buy e-books and 57% say they generally prefer to borrow them.

The importance of buying books to e-book borrowers is also apparent when it comes to the places where they get book recommendations. Some 71% of e-book borrowers say they get book recommendations from online bookstores and websites; 39% say they get recommendations from the staff at bookstores they visit; and 42% say they get recommendations from librarians.

Asked where they look first when they are trying to find an e-book, 47% of those who borrow e-books from libraries say they first look at online bookstores and websites and 41% say they start at their public library.

Library card holders use more technology, and they report that they read more books.

Library card holders are more likely to own and use digital devices than those who don’t have cards. Card holders are more likely than others to be internet users (87% vs. 72%), more likely to own a cell phone (89% vs. 84%), and more likely to have a desktop or laptop computer (81% vs. 67%). And they are more likely than others to say they plan to purchase an e-reader or a tablet computer.

Library card holders also report they read more books than non-holders. In the 12 months before our December survey, library card holders report that they read an average (the mean number) of 20 books, compared with 13 books for non-card holders. The median (midpoint) figures for books reportedly read are 10 by library card holders and 5 by non-holders.

Leading-edge librarians and patrons say that the advent of e-books has produced a major transformation in book searching and borrowing at libraries.

In addition to conducting a representative phone survey, we also solicited thousands of comments online from library staff members and library patrons about their experiences in the relatively new world of e-books and e-book borrowing. Here are some of the main themes in their answers:

  • Book-borrowing habits are changing. Some of the most avid library users report they are going to library branches less and using the library website more for book and audio downloads. Additionally, patrons’ browsing is moving from in-library catalogs to online searches of library websites. As a result, “routine” traditional library interactions between patrons and librarians are receding in some places as interactions shift to online communications and downloads.
  • Library holdings are changing. A number of librarians report that some funds for purchasing printed books have been shifted to e-book purchases. Others’ libraries have cut back on other media purchases, such as CD audiobooks, to free up funds for purchases of e-books.
  • Librarians’ roles are changing. A majority of the librarians who responded to our query said they are excited about the role that e-books have played in their institutions and the way that e-books have added to patrons’ lives. At the same time, many report that much more of their time is devoted to providing “tech support” for patrons—both in their hardware needs and mastering software and the web—and away from traditional reference services. Librarians often are anxious about the new set of demands on them to learn about the operations of new gadgets, to master every new web application, and to de-bug every glitch on a digital device. A notable portion of librarians report they are self-taught techies. Staff training programs often help, but librarians report wide variance in the quality of some training efforts.

Imagining the future of libraries

Patrons and librarians were fairly uncertain about the exact way that libraries would function in the future. Overall, most librarians from our online panel thought that the evolution of e-book reading devices and digital content has been a good thing for libraries, and all but a few thought that the evolution of e-book reading devices and digital content has been a good thing for reading in general.

Still, there was a strong sense in answers from librarians and users that significant change was inevitable, even as readers’ romance with printed books persists. Some patrons talked about libraries with fewer printed books and more public meeting and learning spaces. Some librarians struggled to see past a murky transition. There was a combination of apprehension and excitement in their answers without a clear consensus about the structure and shape of the institution.

In brief: About this research

Quantitative data

All the statistics in this report, including all specific data about various groups, comes from a series of nationally-representative phone surveys of Americans. They were conducted in English and Spanish, by landline and cell phone. The main survey, of 2,986 Americans ages 16 and older, was conducted on November 16-December 21, 2011, and extensively focused on the new terrain of e-reading and people’s habits and preferences. This work was underwritten by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Several other nationally-representative phone surveys were conducted between January 5-8 and January 12-15, 2012 to see the extent to which adoption of e-book reading devices (both tablets and e-readers) might have grown during the holiday gift-giving season, and those growth figures are reported here. Finally, between January 20-Febuary 19, 2012, we re-asked the questions about the incidence of book reading in the previous 12 months in order to see if there had been changes because the number of device owners had risen so sharply. In general, however, all data cited in this report are from the November/December survey unless we specifically cite the subsequent surveys.

Qualitative material

The qualitative material in this report, including the extended quotes from individuals regarding e-books and library use, comes from two sets of online interviews that were conducted in May 2012. The first group of interviews was of library patrons who have borrowed an e-book from the library. Some 6,573 people answered at least some of the questions on the patron canvassing, and 4,396 completed the questionnaire. The second group of interviews was of librarians themselves. Some 2,256 library staff members answered at least some of the questions on the canvassing of librarians, and 1,180 completed the questionnaire.  Both sets of online interviews were opt-in canvassings meant to draw out comments from patrons and librarians, and they are not representative of the general population or even library users. As a result, no statistics or specific data points from either online questionnaire are cited in this report.

“Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011-2012,” the American Library Association and the Information Policy & Access Center (University of Maryland), June 19, 2012. http://www.ala.org/research/plftas/2011_2012

About Pew Internet

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. The Pew Internet Project explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.  The Project is nonpartisan and takes no position on policy issues. Support for the Project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. More information is available at http://www.pewinternet.org.

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I Get It! Gets Book of the Year Award

 

I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out by award-winning, best seller Children’s Book author Yvonne Capitelli and noted licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist Dr. Loraine Alderman, received the 2012 Book Of The Year Award by Creative Child Magazine.

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I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out, published by First Edition Design Publishing in eBook format, is about a boy’s triumph over Auditory Processing Disorder from a child’s point of view.

After receiving news about the award Capitelli said,  “A lot of love was put into creating I Get It! I Get It!. I’m overjoyed that Creative Child Magazine has honored it with the 2012 Book Of The Year Award. I’ve had a smile on my face since I heard the news. It’s a wonderful feeling! I hope this story will help a lot of children.”

Colorful illustrations bring to life John’s journey from confusion to understanding. John encounters difficult situations at home and in school. He loses faith in himself and feels overwhelmed, frustrated and dumb. The adults in his life think he is inattentive and not trying hard enough.

Children with APD (Auditory Processing Disorder) find the world a confusing, challenging place. Although they do not have a hearing loss, they often mishear and misinterpret verbal directions. With the help of his parents, teachers and speech therapists, John learns that he is not dumb but a smart boy who has an Auditory Processing Disorder. At the end of the story John figures it out, regains his self-esteem and is very happy.

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This book will help children who are struggling with an Auditory Processing Disorder as well as Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder. It teaches valuable life tools in a child friendly way. I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out will help children understand why they feel confused, upset and why they just don’t get it. Children with APD will see that just like John they too can be successful and happy.

The Glossary of Terms, Ways You Can Help Your Child At Home and At School, and a list of Resources provide valuable information for anyone who has APD, ADD or a Learning Disability.

I Get It! I Get It! is available worldwide in eBook form at Amazon.com, BN.com and all on-line eBook sellers.

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 BNN TV Interviews Where Hash Rules Author George Aaron Cuddy

 

     Where Hash Rules is the success story of a family that was willing to roll up its sleeves from the depths of immigrant poverty to produce generations of satisfied, loyal customers and offspring who have reached the upper echelons of white-collar America. This family has served turkey hash, First Edition Design Publishingeggs, and toast in ample supplies but have surpassed those generous portions, in quantitative and qualitative terms, with love, gratitude, and respect for all who have entered the restaurant.

     The difference between Charlie’s and just about every other restaurant in Boston is manifested in the looks on the faces of princes and paupers, queens and drag queens, billionaires and rock stars, and ditch-diggers and bums who have sat down and felt immediately satiated.

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     Check out this interview on BNN TV with author George Aaron Cuddy –   click here.

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2017: Third Term — A Timely Political Thriller

Tim Wuebker teaches in greater Kansas City. He has worked with over 2,000 students, ages 14-62, from every continent, facilitated 11 kinds of college English classes, and taught six kinds of high school math. Wuebker runs marathons and has now penned a political thriller…2017: Third Term.

2017: Third Term tells the story of America’s future through the lens of a single family, the Thatchers. Jack Thatcher is an ex-marine–discharged for saving the wrong lives. Heather steals away to the woods to have her birth control implants illegally removed. Breanna and Mark may lose their college scholarships for defending themselves. Their father, Tom, works in what soon may be an illegal–a second job, which he is “hoarding in a time of scarcity.” Their mother, Julie, is being watched.

They think they are ordinary people. They are about to find how wrong they are.

As their options narrow, the Thatchers realize America has always been country where individuals can shape events. And no matter how restrictive a society becomes, there is always a freedom movement… You just have to be prepared to sacrifice everything.

2017: Third Term, ISBN 9781622870189, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available in eBook format through Amazon Kindle, BN.com Nook and all on-line booksellers.

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