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The Power of eBooks in a Personalized Learning Environment

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

ebooks, reader response, personalized learning

Presented by Michelle Easley, Ed.S., Digital Content Program Specialist, Fulton County Schools
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources


Within 24 hours after the live event, a CE certificate is emailed to live attendees who logged in online with their email address. To get your CE certificate for logging in live by phone, or for watching the recording, join the Exploring eBooks for K-12 community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. As a member of the community, you’ll also have access to additional resources and online discussions..

Harness the power of eBooks to support personalized learning environments. Maximize the use of your students’ mobile devices to access eBooks and produce a personalized approach to reading.

This webinar suggested instructional activities that highlight the features of eBooks while providing tips for integrating technology into reader response. During the presentation, Digital Content Program Specialist Michelle Easley presented on the following topics:

  • Briefly review the 7 principles of personalized learning
  • Explore the connection between the personalized learning principles and personalized reading options afforded by eBooks
  • Examine current research on effective reading instruction utilizing eBooks
  • Develop strategies to support the individual reader
  • Review suggested instructional activities using eBook features and tools
  • Review suggestions for integrating technology into reader response and explore best practices
  • Review the basics regarding eBook purchasing
  • Examine a sample eBook collection development strategy

You will come away from this recorded webinar empowered to develop a plan to incorporate eBooks into your own library media program. This session is targeted for media specialists in grades K–12.


michelle easleyMichelle Easley, Ed.S., is responsible for Fulton County School’s digital content. She also is the current president of the Georgia Library Media Association. Michelle has served as a teacher and as a media specialist at all levels (elementary, middle and high school) and she has coordinated media programs for schools on all military bases. She has served in a leadership capacity for Fulton County Schools Media Services. Michelle has presented at a variety of conferences and is published in Teacher Librarian. She received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida A&M University, a Master of Arts and Teaching degree from Emory University, and the Specialist in Education degree from Georgia State University. Follow Michelle on Twitter @meeasleyme.




mackin educational resources For more than 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and unblemished reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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