Accessing EngageNY Materials

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Brian's Mini-Course


Unit One: Accessing EngageNY Materials

Target Objective:

  • Learners will see an overview of e-books and learn to acquire the materials for the eBook

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand what an e-book is and how they are beneficial to students
  • See the value in creating and using e-books in their classroom.
  • Locate and identify the resources needed to create e-books.

Getting Started

eBooks are fortunately or unfortunately the future of literacy. One of the big benefits for teachers using eBooks with a projector is that it is like a “big” book. The main benefit for the big/eBook is that all the students would be able to see the images and even the text. The eBook is a great alternative for reading a-louds because of the visibility and the ability to manipulate the book. When I say manipulate I mean that we can highlight, write notes, circle elements in an image etc. The main downfall for using a projector and an eBook is that teachers do not demonstrate proper book handling.


  • Here is an article to read about Digital Literacy
  • This is a link to a video tutorial I made and put on YouTube.
  • A PowerPoint that can accompany the video tutorial