E-books have become a part of our school planning, school routine, and school course work. I like the ability of having my books accessible on multiple devices and there is no excuse for forgetting a book!
Here are some of the ways to use E-books for school:
1. Load them on my iPad via iBooks. I like to get teacher’s manuals (if possible) as e-Books. I pull out my iPad while I teach or plan. Less items to cart around when teaching!
2. Load them in DropBox (this is my favorite way). Add the free DropBox app on your mobile devices and then you are able to access the files on your computer or any i-devices. I like this option because I can organize all my e-Books! I have made folders in general categories such as Homeschool, Health, Marriage, Cooking etc. Then I create sub-folders within those folders. This way I can easily find what I need!
Another way to organize e-Books on your Kindle or Nook is to use a free program called Calibre. April from Holistic Homemaking has a post walking you through the steps to accomplish this.
3. I will admit though, that some e-Books I just have to be printed out. There’s something about physically highlighting text that inspires me or flipping through pages of a real book. So in those cases, my comb binding machine has been a tremendous help!
I use my comb binding machine to bind e-Books, create journals and blank books, to bind finished art projects, bind finished notebooking pages and more!
Here are some of my favorite e-books for school:
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Jenna Ferguson says
Looking forward to reading Homeschool 101! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Jessica Sharma says
There’s so many to choose from. I really want Confession’s of a Homeschooler’s alphabet curriculum for my little one, and I really want the school planner!
Kari S. says
Boyschooling: written by Jamerrill Stewart from Free Homeschool Deals looks like it could be interesting. I am looking to gain any tips I can get to effectively homeschool my only boy with 3 sisters 🙂
Kelli A. says
Think I’d read this one first: Think Outside the Classroom: A Practical Approach to Relaxed Homeschooling:
I’m looking forward to using You Can Read from Carissa at 1+1+1
Sensory Bins: The What, The How & The Why: written by Sharla Kostelyk. Looks like a fun book with information of adding Sensory Bins in our classroom for my SPD daughter.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I’ve been wanting one of these for sometime!! & what an amazing collection of books!
Whoa! The choices are endless. I’ll be reading for the next 6 months. I’m looking forward to checking out the preschool curriculums.
I have been wanting a comb binding machine! Thank you for the giveaway!
I’m looking forward to checking out the Chalk Pastels book!
Sara R. says
I’d love to read The Art of Strewing and Boyschooling…so many look great! A comb binding machine sounds like a dream…
Sensory Bins! Would be the first. I am working on adding those to our school and I need help!
Camille K. says
OMGosh! This binding machine would be a great addition to our homeschool! Thanks! I actually have Confessions of a Homeschoolers “Homeschooling 101 e-book. Just flipping through it I feel more confident and organized!
tammy c says
hodgepodge and simply homeschooling
I am interested in the art book.
Jess McCarthy says
The Art of Strewing and Boyschooling look great! I would love to learn more about both of those subjects!
The Chalk Pastels book or Homeschooling 101. Thanks for this giveaway!
Sarah L says
I am using Stacie’s God’s Little Explorers Curriculum this year along with Erica’s ABC curriculum. I used Carisa’s You can read with my middle son and I believe it was JUST the thing to get him to read. I am looking forward to reading more about the sensory bins.
Unfortunately, I have to skip purchasing the Omnibus this year. We’ve just had too many unexpected things that have taken from our extra cash. But I have enjoyed Letter of the Week by COAH with my daughter as well as her Homeschooling 101 eBook. Jolanthe’s Weekly planner has been such a help to me as well. Encompass Preschool Curriculum (Cornerstone Confessions) and God’s Little Explorers (Motherhood on a Dime) are a couple I have wanted to try…they just seem so fun as well. I feel like I’d need to have more littles just to explore and use all this wonderful material. The Omnibus is going to bless so many families this year and I, for one, am so grateful that this continues to be offered.
Sarah O. says
Would love to read God Said So!; Coupon Quick Start Guide; and Overwhelmed. Thanks for the giveaways!!
Would love to check out God’s Little Explorers.
How fun! A comb binder is on my wish lish, and as a 28-year home school family with at least 4 more years for our youngest starting high school, my husband just smiles and nods at such wishes. ‘How the 8 Types of Learners Approach New Concepts’ really catches my eye. Sharing your giveaway with all the brand new home schoolers I know, especially the young families.
We are using You can Read and my daughter loves it!!! It has really helped learn to read.
Shannon S says
I would love to read Lapbooking Made Simple. It seems daunting to me so that would be an awesome resource.
Jenny K. says
I would love to read all of them! I guess my first read would be Homeschooling 101 from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Roberta Rideout says
Thanks for the opportunity to win the machine, and actually I would like to read your nature book.
The music/composer study books!
I’m looking forward to God’s Little Explorers Preschool curriculum. My son is just at the right age to start preschool so I think having a God centered curriculum will help us.
Which one am I NOT excited about reading?!?! I’m probably most interested in Boyschooling but I’m also super excited about Gods Little Explorers!!
SQUILT! Mary is amazing and I am looking forward to spending some time on music appreciation this year.
Alisa Raty says
I like the look of A Homemaker’s Guide to Creating a Perfect Schedule and Create Your Own Penmanship pages!
Katie @ Gift of Curiosity says
I’d like to read Homeschooling 101. I could use a basic primer on where to get started before my son enters kindergarten next year.
Heather McCully says
I am most looking forward to SQUILT….I was going to be purchasing it anyways before the start of this school year….so it works out great! What a wonderful bundle this is!
I am most interested in Boyschooling and anything to help me along this journey!
Judith Martinez says
I’m planning on using the God’s little explorers for my son next year so if I buy it that will be on my must use list.
Homeschooling boys by J. Stewart is a book I am planning to read.
Jessica Evans says
Oh, let me just tell you! I read through a good portion of “A Parent’s Playbook for Learning” and I had a FIT. I have been teaching my daughter entirely wrong for what she needs! I have, of course, been telling everyone I know to buy the Omnibus because of the MANY amazing resources and books… but this particular book has caught me off guard! Do you think you know the way to encourage a love of learning in your child? Sure. But do you know how to actually create a mental desire to learn in your child’s particular personality? I didn’t-and I swear, I’ve been banging my head up against the wall for things I could have done entirely differently! HIGHLY recommend to everyone!!
Jennifer @ Homeschooling for Free says
Just as a heads-up: I’m not sure it’s fair or legal to induce someone to buy a product in order to win a prize in a raffle. But I am thankful you’re having this giveaway! I could definitely use one of these to bind all of the e-books my family prints out! 🙂
Marcia Cabaday says
I have wanted one of these FOREVER!!!! I would LOVE to win one!
Laura F says
Homeschooling boys and thanks for the info
I’m looking forward to reading all about Africa 🙂
Definitely the Chalk Pastels book!
SQUILT, the chalk pastels book, and this other one about preschoolers and nature study ( 😉 ) these are the ones I’m excited to download. The ones I have already that I love? Right now, Tabitha’s Oven-free Dinners – great recipes and inspiration.
Leigh Browne says
Thank you for this opportunity!! And most looking forward to preschool, boyschooling and chalk drawing. Thank you!!
Crystal C. says
Boyschooling, Lapbooking, and SQUILT! So many cool ones.
So many good resources — The Dig, Art for All Ages, Sensory bins, nature study,…