The first book we worked with was Glaciers from the "Earth's Water" series. This book is intended for students in grades 3-6. It is enhanced by using Lightbox and a special code in the book. This takes the book from being just a book, to a true in-depth study guide. This book had extra video clips that Little Miss could click on and watch. In one video she watched as a man who was studying glaciers and capturing photos of them called home and gave his wife a report of his findings. It was a really neat video that showed and told lots of details about glaciers. The book also had charts, graphs, and timelines that she could click on. At first they had all the information on the chart, graph, or timeline, but when she clicked it, the information would be removed so she practice putting the facts back on and this would help her learn the facts the picture taught. There were also a couple of worksheets throughout the book that she could click on from the sidebar and it would pop-up a PDF worksheet for her to fill out. These were good because they checked her understanding of the material she read and the videos she watched. There was also a quiz and an experiment for her in the book. Glaciers featured amazing pictures, lots of science facts and information, and using Lightbox to view the book digitally, made it a lot more fun for Little Miss. She said that she wished all of her science material was presented this way. It took her a couple of days to get through the book because she would work on it for about 20 minutes at a time. She learned a lot about glaciers this way and I think everyone in the family sat down to watch the book with her at some point because of the amazing pictures. I appreciated that it captured her attention and made her want to work on it more.
|Little Miss learning from the enhanced content of Glaciers.|
|This was one of the PDF activity sheets from Glaciers.|
|When Little Miss clicked on these sidebar items, it took her to safe enhanced content.|