Soft Reset #13 is now online! Listen to find out where in the world is Mike Curtis. Then eBook enthusiast Midge Frazel joins Tony to talk about electronic reading in her very first podcast.Enjoy the show! Click an icon below to listen or subscribe.
- Tony's Tip: Files that end with .prc are Palm Resource Files that are executable programs. Files with the .pdb extension are Palm Database files. Every PDB file requires some sort of program that can actually open the file on a Palm handheld. For instance, eBooks end with .pdb when downloaded to a desktop computer. You can load it onto your handheld, but to display that eBook, you'll need a program (PRC) that can read that certain format of eBook (formats include the likes of eReader, iSilo, and Plucker).
- Mike's Tip: There are two essential downloads for Microsoft Reader for Windows Mobile: Microsoft Reader Dictionaries & Microsoft Word Plug-In.
- Midge Frazel's book about Palm handhelds, Tips and Tricks for Using Handhelds in the Classroom.
- Midge Frazel's PalmSource Expert Guide on eReading.
- Palm's eBook Primer.
- Midge mentions eReader (Palm & Windows Mobile), Adobe Reader (Palm & Windows Mobile), and Microsoft Reader for Windows Mobile.
- Digital Libraries: University of Virginia's eBook Library, ManyBooks.net, and eReader.
- Students can export notes from eReader to Memos. Then they can be beamed, synced, and/or printed.
- eBook Studio (Mac or Windows) is $30 software for making your own eBooks for eReader. Make eBooks that are specific to students' interests and needs.
- eReader's Educational Classics Collection.
- Purchase inexpensive SD cards for storage of eBooks.
- eReader.com gives away one free eBook a day each December. Midge's handheld beeps at her to remind her to check daily for free eBooks during that month.
- Tony's book, Handhelds for Teachers and Administrators, is required reading for Midge's summer graduate class on emerging technologies in education.
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