Digital Text & eBook Resources
Educational technology form Kurzweil Education unlocks learning resources and materials
enabling struggling learners to engage with content that otherwise would be inaccessible.
They can interact freely and fully with text, to comprehend, analyze, apply new knowledge,
and complete work with fewer mistakes.
Using a centralized content management system, Kurzweil 3000 firefly allows learns to
access materials anywhere there is an internet connection. The
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If you're looking to expand your library, start with these sources for eBooks:
- Accessible Book Collection
A non-profit corporation that provides high interest/low reading level digital text to
qualified persons with disabilities. Cost: $49.95 per site per year.
Help college students with disabilities succeed by getting their textbooks in a digital,
format. Cost: Basic subscriptions are free.
Digital books and periodicals for individuals and organization that serve individuals with
documented visual impairments, learning disabilities or physical disabilities. Offers over
300,000 titles for qualified students. Cost: Free for all qualified U.S. students
- The Children's Literature Web Guide from Univ of Calgary
Guide for multiple sites offering digital books for children and young adults. This is a
great site for identifying new or most popular books through a compiled books awards list.
No Cost to Browse.
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit that creates and aggregates high quality curated Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content. Choose from thousands of free,
standards-aligned STEM teaching resources including text, audio, and video files. Download
files as PDFs, or use the Read the Web tool in Kurzweil 3000 firefly. Cost: Free, open-source
content and technology tools.
- The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia
The Internet's premier collection of online encyclopedias, Encyclopedia.com provides nearly
200,000 reference entries from credible, published sources like Oxford University Press and
Columbia Encyclopedia. Cost: Free access.
Discover thousands of public domain books, both fiction and non-fiction, with this e-book retailer.
Digital formats include PDF and Kindle. Did you know you can read Kindle files with Kurzweil
3000-firefly's Image Reader? Cost: Free for public domain books.
- Internet Public Library
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. Search for eBooks by
subject, content type, or by age. Cost: Free.
ManyBooks provides many free eBooks available in many languages, and in many file formats including
PDF, EPUB, and Plain Text-a total of 19 file formats in all. Cost: Free.
- Project Gutenberg
Over 46,000 titles available for free. This is a resource that is also searchable from within the
Kurzweil 3000 software.
Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant:
daily news. Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that's
just right for each student. Common Core Aligned. Requires a free online subscription.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary
passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is
aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly,
ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading
comprehension. Requires a free online subscription.
A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.
- National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials - PALM Initiative
(Purchase Accessible Learning Materials): Launched to ensure that materials used in the classroom
are deigned to be useable by all students from the start.
- National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials – Acquisition of AEM:
Find out about the process of acquiring AIM, including information on sources of AIM, accessible media
producers (AMPs), the role of NIMAC in relation to AIM acquisition and distribution, and where to start
whether one is a teacher, or district, or LEA employee.
Free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students.
TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics,
and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history,
art, culture and science. TTribune also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and
opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants.
Everything you need to know about the Lexile© Framework for Reading in one easy to understand
graphic. You can copy and paste text to get the Lexile and it helps to understand why Kurzweil is such
an incredible tool when you realize the discrepancy between a student's reading level and the reading
level of the textbook!
A distributor of independent and self-published e-books, including thousands of free books in PDF,
TXT, and other formats. A user can search categories of fiction and nonfiction titles, essays, plays,
screenplays, and poetry.
- Internet Archive
A non-profit digital library offering access to millions of free books. Formats include PDF, DAISY,
and TXT. DAISY files must be downloaded and extracted before Kurzweil 3000 can open them. Sub-collections
include books from American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, the Universal Library, Community Texts,
Project Gutenberg, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Children’s Library, and Additional Collections.
Browse by title or author, or search by specific fields using Advanced Search.
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