Monday, March 20, 2017

A New (Old) Resource

Today we are going to get you access to our online textbook. Click on this link to take you to the page pictured below. Notice, the link is on the left side of the blog in the Geography/History links.


On the board you will find the code that you have to submit to get into the site. When you put in the code click on the name of the textbook, The American Journey Early Years.

1) You will need to read Chapter 9 The Jefferson Era. See what things you can click on as you read through the pages. Are you finding anything useful? Did you remember that if you click the speaker it will read the text to you? Click around on things and see what they do.

2) Leave a comment on the post explaining the usefulness of having this online textbook, or explain why you think it isn't a very useful resource.

3) After you have finished reading, choose 12 questions from the section reviews to answer. You will answer them using a Google Doc in your new team drive. I will show you how to use that. 

19 comments:

William said...

This is a very useful resource as now everybody has easy access to a textbook. There is also audio that can enhance the reading experience. Although the text is small you can zoom in, and scroll around.

abauw said...

Its useful because we dont have to deal with wasting time getting the books and flipping to the right page in the book.

karlo said...

its kinda useful cause we dont have to deal with the textbook stuff and like it helps use learn more about the laptops so we know how to use them um we can self read without anyone saying your slow and stuff like that

Yocellin said...

This is useful because it's easy for us to read and we read on our on paste and theirs no rush and it gives us more information.So this is why it's useful to have textbook online.

Yocellin Quintero

ester said...

ester I think the online textbook is helpful because it gives a lot of information. We can also work on our own paste and no one would be rushing.







Deorica Zamora said...

I think that its very useful because say that you have questions due and you dont finish them in class you can look this up and do it at home. Also people can read at there own pace and finish when they actually finished the chapter. People might actually do the work now that its digitally!!

Nerliinda said...

I think that using the computer to read the chapters are gonna be better for us because people might actually read the chapters. I also think it's better than reading with the class. When we read with the class some of us won't even fallow along in the book. I think that we should start doing this instead of using the books. Also the that it's better because we won't have to write that much,we'll be typing instead. To me I think that typing is way better than writing with pencil and paper.But yea to answer your question I think that using the site is very much so useful.

Tevana said...

I think having the online textbook is useful because you can click on this speaker and it can read the passage to you. Also you can read it at your own past if you want too.

Deserae said...

I think having the textbook online is a lot more useful mainly because, everyone can read at there own pace and that makes it easier for people who aren't fast readers. Also there are all these tools on the book such as a highlighter, notes, and also you can get read to. There are somethings on the online text book that is a little bit complicated, such as finding the right page, but besides that, i find it very useful.

- Deserae

Patrick Wayne Qualls said...

It is better than using the book because the pages are easier to find and it does not take as long to read the chapter than it does in the book.

Pedro said...

The website is better because it's easier and you can work at your own pace.

kasie said...

1) I like doing it this way better because you can read it slow if you want .

christian said...

To be honest the online text book was harder and more difficult to keep up with the reader.

Gio Vazquez said...

I don't like the online book because its more complicated and its harder to get to the pages

Melisa Rubi said...

I think its very useful Resource for people who have good attention spans but In my case I dont find it very useful because its kinda boring and the text is way too small
id rather watch a short video or something else than read a text because i find it easier to understand .

Maria Rosales said...

Well i think that the Online Student Blog has made it easier because with the actual text book there wouldn't be enough for everyone. The online book is very useful because people who are lazy can just be read to.

jaden hoy said...

the online textbook was very useful.It was easier to take notes and highlight what i needed to know and i liked that it gave me glossary definitions and i was able to search for certain pages.

Melvin Ordonez said...

I think that its very useful because theirs people in our class that don't know how to read and the computer reads it for us.

Damian .M. said...

the useful thing about using the online textbook is that you don't have to read it yourself. You can get more information easily and its easier to find the page you want.