The New York Times has released its list of 100 Notable Books of 2013. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction works. If you own an eReader, Tablet, or have access to a computer, you can download samples on all of these titles using Kindle eBooks or Nook eBooks. Even better, if your local library offers eBooks as a borrowing option, you can add these charge free to your library!
One year ago, the iPad had just barely entered our Lexicon and now it seems like we’ve all jumped on the iPad/Tablet band wagon.
I’ll admit, at first, I thought that the iPad was little more than a large iPod touch. With a MacBook and an iPhone, what could I possibly need that things for? Plus, I thought that it sounded like a feminine hygiene product. Still, after a few months and seeing them in the hands of my colleagues, I realized that there was more to the iPad that has met the eye.
Schools have been quick to adapt the iPad in my ways. The largest money saver for students seems to be in the realm of digital textbooks (a rapidly rising cost for students and educational institutions.)
The Westerly Sun has posted an interesting article on this phenomenon. Are iPads the textbooks of the future?