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Khan Academy partners with College Board to provide free SAT prep

I absolutely LOVE Khan Academy! They offer so many things to learn and everything is FREE! I visit the site frequently just to refresh my math skills and learn things! My 6th grade daughter plays there often as well.

They just announced they are partnering with the College Board to provide free SAT prep to everyone on planet earth! If you’re planning on taking the SAT now, or in the next few years, you MUST “click here” and read what they are doing!

Khan Academy totally ROCKS!

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The Future of School Books?

Printed textbooks may soon become a thing of the past! Education is going digital! Continue reading

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Amazon & College Students

Amazon has what every college student needs! Continue reading

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College Textbooks and eBooks

My daughter just graduated from high school and started college. I’m very proud of her! She finished her first two college classes over the summer and now she’s taking four more classes. I went with her to the campus book store to help pay for the books she needed and Wow! I’m still feeling the price shock! Her biology book was over three hundred dollars and the workbook was another seventy-five!

We found the same book on Craigslist for $50, and the workbook was included! This was a great deal, but I’ve never felt comfortable buying on Craigslist. You never know who you’re going to meet when you make the purchase!

With this in mind, I felt compelled to start writing on this blog again. But instead of writing about eBooks, iPads and Nooks, I’m going to focus on college textbooks. We’ll cover such things as where to find the best prices, advantages of buying versus renting, and comparisons of companies in the business.

If I come across something in the ebook genre that’s interesting, I’ll pass it on to you as well.

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Free eBooks

Hello everyone! I’m so appreciative of all my loyal readers! I haven’t made a real post on this site since December and I’m still averaging over a hundred readers a day! Amazing!

I was looking through The eBook Directory and was surprised how much it has grown! They’ve got something for everybody! Grab a cup of coffee and check it out!

Another place worth looking at is the Khan Academy website. They’ve got free courses in math, science, finance, humanities, test preparation, and more. The math courses start at single digit addition and go all the way through advanced calculus. Their goal is to offer, “A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” 

Here’s a link to an article that’s just fun to read… Check out The Motley Crew’s page entitled, “100 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Economy.” I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Please “click here” to go there!

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Khan Academy… Learn Almost Anything For FREE!

Some people need help with a single subject. Other people can’t afford college, but want or need the knowledge and skills that come with a higher education. Still others might need help with the most basic of life’s skills. Regardless of what your needs are, Khan Academy can probably help.

Khan Academy has thousands of videos and lectures prerecorded on such diverse subjects as finance, algebra, basic arithmetic, history, biology, computer science, and much more. The best part is you can join the academy for free and study at your own speed. I’m currently reviewing algebra so I can help my daughter with her homework.

Khan Academy is turning education upside down! Teachers are having their students watch video presentations from the academy at home and then having them do their homework in class! Teachers can actually move around in class and teach instead of standing in front of the classroom giving lectures until the bell rings.

They’re also an incredible resource for home schoolers. Khan Academy leads you through their subjects step by step (and even rewards you with merit badges and points for your educational achievements!). Khan Academy also keeps track of your progress so you have a record of everything you’ve done. It’s really easy to join! Actually you’re almost a member already! You click Longin at the upper right of their homepage and use your Gmail or Facebook userid and password to become a member. It’s that easy!

Please go to Khan Academy and look at all they have to offer. Just “click here” to go there!

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Download Free Technicial eBooks!

This is a real short blog entry to tell everyone about a website that hosts free technical ebooks on core subjects such as Computer Science, Electronics, Science, Medicine and many more. My college days are behind me, but the content of this website looks pretty good and they’ve got LOTS of ebooks.

You can check them out by “clicking here.” The name of this website is freebookcentre.net. Enjoy!

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College Students Would Give Up Sex For eBooks!

Kelton Research recently completed a market research survey for educational software company Kno with surprising results! The survey was offered to college students during the period of 14-21 July, 2011, asking their preferences concerning digital learning over traditional textbooks. A … Continue reading

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Amazon Renting College Books!

The cost of going to college just  went down  a little bit! Amazon is starting a Kindle etextbook rental program which will save you up to 80% off the retail price of the printed textbook. As  you college students well know, some of the printed textbooks can cost a few hundred  dollars. With this program you can buy a Kindle, rent your  etextbooks, and still come out ahead (and the Kindle is yours to keep!).

You only pay for how long you need the etextbook. You can rent your etextbooks for as little as 30 days, or up to a full year.  You can extend your rental period for as little as one day if necessary.

You can read your rented etextbooks on your PC, Mac, Kindle, or mobile device. Amazon will even let you access your notes and highlights after the rental period expires!

To check out this offer for yourself, please “click here” to go there!

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Opens eBook Store!

Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!

According to  information on the ASHP  eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.

When you  want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option  to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.

There are  currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.

If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!

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