Evaluating Ebooks

Heroes and antiheroes a medieval tour. By Ester La Torre & Lucia Bartolotti

License: CC BY-NC-SA

What is about...

Heroes has been always a fun and motivating topic for young students (and not that young!). This eBook let our students discover new things about heroes and antiheroes and see that sometimes we can have one of them really close to us!

Quality content

This eBook is a good resource to teach our students how to describe, compare and contrast. Furthermore, our students can practice the use of adjectives. All the chapters are well organized and clearly structured. The whole eBook is coherent and easy to work with.

Multimedia

The eBook contains plenty of links that allow our students to go to different web pages and work with all kind of  activities through the unit. This makes our students to be engaged and motivated doing a variety of tasks. They can create a Venn diagram, visit some interesting webs or prepare a Bio cub, and all of them are attributed at the end of the eBook.

Accessibility

Although this eBook is very well structured, it does not have any adaptation for people with special needs or disabilities, therefore it does not show inclusive practice.

Innovation and originality

In overall, the eBook presents a school content (that some students can not like it or find ir boring) in a innovative way. The topic of heroes and antiheroes is a good alternative to make our students be interested and have fun. And is there a better way to learn than having fun?

Let's learn about comparative adjectives. By Tanya Trusler

License: CC BY-NC-SA

What is about...

With this eBook our students can practice how to use comparative adjectives through different activities developed during the unit.

Quality content

This ebook has a very clear structure. First of all, it has a explanation of what is a comparative adjective, its form and  functions. Secondly it has some practice activities and finally their answer key. This kind of structure allows to our students to work independently. So it is a coherent and well sectioned eBook.

Multimedia

The ebook includes just two multimedia features, a explanatory audio and a video to make an activity. Therefore, it lacks of interactive and engaging elements to motivate the students meanwhile they are practicing this unit.

Accessibility

As the aforementioned eBook, it does not have any adaptation for people with special needs or disabilities, therefore it does not show inclusive practice.

Innovation and originality

In overall the eBook is not innovative. It looks like more like a ordinary book from school than a interactive and original eBook. And although it is well explained and organized, their activities are quite repetitive and therefore, it can also be demotivating.

Many thanks for reading.

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