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

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Read more from Erik Kwakkel about hornbooks here:

http://medievalbooks.nl/2015/04/10/book-on-a-stick/?utm_content=buffer2e8a9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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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.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/08/50-great-apps-for-teachers/

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Remember this funny video about the medieval helpdesk?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ

Today’s Assignment: Enjoy your aps!