**100+ Free Textbooks from Open Culture**


One of my favorite blogs, Open Culture, has just published a collection of more than one hundred free textbooks available online. The textbook collection can be found under the "textbooks" tab at the top of the Open Culture homepage. All of the books in the collection can be viewed for free and most can be downloaded for free. The titles in the collection are appropriate for high school and undergraduate use. The collection contains more mathematics and science texts than it does texts for the humanities.
Applications for Education
If you're looking to replace the textbooks used in your classroom or you're looking for supplemental texts, the Open Culture collection of free textbooks is a great place to start your search.

Nook Study from Barnes & Noble is Now Live

from Free Technology for Teachers
external image Screen+shot+2010-08-03+at+9.51.20+PM.pngLast month I reported on a free study tool from Barnes & Noble called Nook Study. Nook Study is now available for free as a free download for Mac and Windows. Nook Study gives students access to more than 500,000 free ebooks. Students can also purchase and download other titles.

Nook Study provides more than just ebooks for students. Nook Study provides students with the ability to sort titles according to the courses they're taking. Students can use Nook Study to highlight and annotate ebooks. Nook Study also provides a search function that enables students to highlight a word then in one click search for it on Google, Wolfram Alpha, Wikipedia, and other online reference tools.

Applications for Education
Nook Study seems to have been designed for college students, but high school students could use it as well. Nook Study's highlighting and annotating function could be very helpful for students when they're gathering research.

Free eBook - 20 WEBTOOLS Applied to Teaching

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Ana Maria Menezes has just published a 53 page free ebook titled 20 WEBTOOLS Applied to Teaching. In addition to some well-known services like Animoto, Ana Maria has included some lesser-known tools that could be particulary useful for ESL/ELL instruction. You can download the ebook from Issuu. I also recommend browsing through Ana Maria's blog, Life Feast, if you've never visited it.