7 Compelling Reasons to Make the Switch from Books to E-Readers

Books remain one of the most popular and scalable forms of education today. However, times have changed for readers and authors. As we digitize, many readers have started switching to electronic versions of books, or e-books.

Many book lovers now debate whether physical books or e-books with e-readers are better. In this article, we dive deep into the pros and cons of both options, and other aspects of e-reading that will help you decide whether e-readers should be part of your new reading habit. So, let’s dive in.

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Digital Creativity in Education: The Role of Apps in Learning

Digital creativity in education has emerged as a relatively new phenomenon, gaining significant popularity during the pandemic. However, even as the pandemic has subsided, the role of digital creativity remains crucial in education. Among all practices, implementing digital tools stands as one of the most effective methods. Many of these apps have since become essential tools for students, seamlessly aiding their academic journey, everyday life, and future careers. Let’s dive into the details!

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User Story from EdTech Integration Teachers: Let Students Express Their Voices through Animation Desk

Animation Desk has nurtured students’ creativity for years, becoming a beloved and indispensable software for education programs. Its simple, yet comprehensive features allows for it to function as an art learning tool that brings students’ unique stories and imaginations to life.Through animation, students can develop story-telling, problem-solving, and collaboration skills, while fostering a passion for artistic expression.

The Animation Desk Team is excited to speak with teachers from the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) who currently use Animation Desk in their animation programs. We’re impressed by the students’ lovely work and engagement in the creative process.

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Character Animator: All You Need To Know

Discover the essential skills, roles, and responsibilities for excelling as a Character Animator, along with valuable salary information. Start your journey today!

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Did you know a bachelor’s degree in the animation field paired with a passion for creativity can land you a career as a character animator? 

Every gamer has become attached to a character at some point in their virtual quest, player-versus-player battle, or digital adventure. Character animation involves the technical skill of developing life-like characters, usually on a tight schedule, that involves working overnights and weekends around a game’s highly-anticipated release date. 

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5 Note-Taking Methods For College Students That Truly Work

If you dread taking notes in class because you know you’ll never make sense of your frantic scrawls later on, this article is for you. 

Taking notes is not just an excellent prophylactic against sleeping in front of your teacher. It’s also a tried and true way to make friends and be the smart yet popular student whose school notes everyone wants to borrow. It can propel you to the top, helping you achieve an effective study session or, if you’re a teacher, boost success for students.

On a more serious note, knowing how to take notes effectively and efficiently will not only improve your retention rates in school but make you a much smarter learner for life. It is likely that you will have access to transcription software or call recording software at work, but you will have to learn manual note-taking in the classroom. Pair these note-taking methods with NoteLedge, and you’ll smash every learning curve thrown at you!

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