Comparing The Advantages Of Online Book Reading Over Printed Books

The printed hardcover books as compared to the eBooks are favored by most readers simply due to the fact that it looks more authentic, and it is to a few. Most readers say that they feel good when they hold a book on their hand while they read rather than looking at a screen.

On the other hand, when you compare the two, you will find that the eBooks have a slight edge over the hardcover printed versions in the terms of:

  • Functionality
  • Ease of carrying and others.

Apart from these basic differences, there are a few distinct advantages of eBooks over the traditional printed books. It is these advantages that has resulted in the rise and popularity of online book reading these days, which ideally is digital.

Many books in one device

You only need a mobile device and a quality online book reading appto read a book. You will get as many books to read as the online book library holds. This means you will simply have to carry your portable and lightweight device.

This makes carrying your books (or not carrying any at all to be more precise) much easier. Instead of having to carry those multiple bulky books, you will simply have to carry one lightweight eBook reader.

Easy to store

It has a lot of space to save a lot of books and itself will need very little space in your house or in your bag. Therefore, you will not have to worry about the storage limit. This is specifically beneficial for the students who do not haveto carry a heavy bag full of books every day. In addition to these, the eBooks have other specific advantages such as:

  • Easy accessibility is another significant advantage of the eBooks. You can download and use it later to read them whenever you want, even when you are travelling. This option of offline accessibility is mostly favored by the e-readers not requiring an internet connection.
  • You will not require to place and order and wait for the delivery as it is in case of the printed books when you have an eBook. This will also save a lot of time travelling to a bookstore. You can access any eBook anywhere and anytime.
  • Since all the contents are mostly cloud-based, you get updated versions of eBooks anytime. The authors and publishers can update anytime to include the latest information that provides the users with the latest content. This also saves the cost of reprinting as well as the wait time involved in such processes.

Lastly, and most importantly, you will have much ease in sharing your eBook content with other students. This social feature is not possible with printed books making eBooks and online book reading so popular.

If you look at the cost factor then you must know the cost of each hardcover books. With the cost of a couple of it, you can get an eBook to read all the books you want online. This is actually a far more cost-effective option.

Author Bio: Sujain Thomas is a leading blog writer and expert travel photographer. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on topics related to Travel, Food, Lifestyle, Home Improvement, and Photography, etc. Nowadays she is doing her work together with Getlit which is an online book reading app company.

5 Actionable Steps to Get Online Quickly When Moving Home

Internet connection is a necessity in the modern age. Some people use internet in lieu of other services, cutting the cable and streaming their favorite TV shows. Many households rely on the internet for their accounting and paying the bills. The idea of being stuck in a new home without an internet connection likely doesn’t sit well. Here’s what you can do to avoid that frustration and get online as quickly as possible after moving home.

  1. See Who Services Your New Area

Your current provider may not offer service in your new area. Some internet companies have more infrastructure in certain areas, making it difficult for smaller or newer providers to find their footing. Before moving, be sure to check your current provider’s coverage areas. If you can use the same provider, things will likely be easier. If not, you’ll have to determine which available provider offers the best service in your new neighborhood. Checking all the internet providers in your new area before you actually pack and move will save you a lot of stress. Don’t forget to do it.

  1. Transfer Your Existing Service if Possible

If your current provider serves your new neighborhood, you can begin to process of transferring the service. Service availability might mean you need to switch your plan with your provider. If they offer better coverage near your new home, that’s great. You can improve the quality of your service. If they play a limited role in the new market, you might have to settle for something less than what you previously had. A representative for your internet company will let you know what they can do for you.

Be sure to given them enough notice. As soon as you know your move-in date, let your internet service provider know. Although you shouldn’t count on it, some providers might be able to accommodate a last-minute move. They’ll typically attempt to schedule installation as soon as possible, but they might not be able to get you online right away if they only have a few days’ notice.

  1. Review Your Current Contract

Since internet is a monthly service, it typically comes with a contract. Very few internet service providers offer month-to-month service without one. If your provider utilizes contracts, be sure to review the one you’ve signed. Some providers require you to make a commitment to use their service for a prolonged period of time in exchange for a lower rate or sign-up special. If you’re going with a different provider after you move, there many be penalties for discontinuing your service before your contract runs out.

  1. Negotiate If You’re Using a New Provider

New providers are eager to pick up business. If there’s a cancellation penalty for leaving your old provider, your new one might be willing to pay the fees on your behalf in exchange for a lengthy commitment with them.

Even if you’re not dealing with any cancellation penalties, you still may be able to negotiate. Many providers are eager to outshine their competitors. You might be able to score a lower monthly rate if you ask around. Some providers will lower their asking price or add more value to a bundle package, like including home phone or increasing maximum speeds. Don’t accept the sticker price if you don’t have to – a little negotiation now can save you a lot of money over time.

  1. Plan Ahead for Installation

Some providers will give customers a quick install kit. They can hook up their own internet connection in a matter of a few minutes if the home is already equipped with the necessary co-ax cables and necessary infrastructure for connection. If you don’t want to install the internet yourself or if more extensive work needs to be done, prepare for your installer by picking an ideal spot for the equipment and a nearby electrical outlet.

Once your internet is installed, make sure you receive the necessary documents with your passwords and important equipment information. You may also want to test your internet speed to assure you’re getting the rate you were promised. If everything checks out, you’re good to go.

As long as you’re treating internet connection as an important priority and thinking ahead, you’ll be back to normal browsing in no time. Just make sure to log off once in a while to enjoy your new home.

Bio:

Ariana Williams is a pedagogy graduate with a huge love for teaching children. She is also an avid writer and, whenever not spending time with her family, she enjoys writing for blogs and newspaper from her quiet apartment. Feel free to visit Ariana on @AriWilliamsAri and say “hi”.

Sharing: Reading Kingdom

 

zxczReading Kingdom is an online literacy program that teaches K-3 students how to read and write to a 3rd grade level. Students begin by taking a survey to determine their proficiency level, which ensures that students start with material that is an appropriate difficulty. The Reading Kingdom teaches six skills: sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar, and comprehension. For students who need it, the program starts with the basic sequencing skills that are fundamental for later literacy education. Additionally, students can learn sequencing using a digital keyboard, teaching them the location of each letter on the traditional keyboard.

Students then move on to the comprehension and writing phase. They are tasked with analyzing and completing basic phrases, transitioning up to sentences, paragraphs, and full stories. There are 5 difficulty levels with 6 books for each level. Prior to reading a book, students are taught all of the words that are going to be in that book in 4 different teaching formats. This system was designed to give students confidence as they progress through each book, as well as better identify which concepts (not just words) are causing them the most trouble.

After each level, there is a progress check to determine mastery of the previous material. If a student passes the check, they move on to the next book. If a student is still struggling with certain concepts, the program delivers reading and writing challenges specific to those concepts. The Reading Kingdom provides a detailed report on each student’s progress that can be accessed by teachers and parents on the website.

After a free 30-day trial, parents must pay $19.99 per month or $199.99 per year, and every additional child on the account gets a 50% discount. Teachers and schools can take advantage of significant discounts by contacting the company.

The Reading Kingdom team is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The  program was released in 2011. They won the homeschool.com Top Home School Curriculum Award in 2013.

CHECK THEM OUT HERE: http://www.ReadingKingdom.com

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Ecercise Buddy – Or Not!?!?!

Want to give exercise your all? Do it solo! People are more likely to work out harder if they are alone, according to a recent survey. It is easier to push yourself when you do it alone when you don’t have to worry about someone else’s agenda or pace. But fitness friendships do have proven perks: People work out twice as long with a friend. But if you are looking for a hard sweat, do it alone.