From Hornbook to Electronic Book — The Multi-faceted Learning Tool

Although the Hornbook may seem like a learning tool with extreme limitations, historically, it was the mainstay of primary education for many students for rather a long time.

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Fig. 1 – Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library, STC 13813.6 (dated 1625) – Source


Read more from Erik Kwakkel about hornbooks here:


Perhaps we should regard today’s electronic books as a similar multifaceted learning tool.


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“Here’s a list of “awesome” apps for teachers from Scholastic Instructor magazine offering activities for a wide range of subjects. These  were chosen through crowd-sourcing on Scholastic’s Facebook page for teachers as well as with help from the magazine’s teacher advisers and education bloggers.”


Remember this funny video about the medieval helpdesk?

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Today’s Assignment: Enjoy your aps!