Peduncle Press is introducing a line of high-quality, affordable educational electronic books and curriculum materials for children, available over the Internet. The downloadable eBooks cost between one-half and one quarter of the price of paper-and-ink books. Available are a series of fully illustrated, non-fiction titles on marine subjects for children between four and nine years of age, as well as curriculum units called Tales as Teachers for middle school and a free teacher's guide for classroom use. Among the titles in Peduncle Press's marine eBook series are: Keiko's Story and How Do They Sleep in the Ocean? For more information or to place an order, link onto www.pedunclepress.com.
This article originally appeared in the 06/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.