The transparency features takes a plain map and glaciers all around it along with some identified featured glaciers that appear in the boxes around the map. What happens when you click on one of these boxes? You get a screen that shows an actual Google map of that specific glacier so you can zoom in and out or look all around it. It is like you are visiting the actual glacier from your home!
The second book we reviewed is A Lion's World which is part of the Eye Discover series (www.eyediscover.com). This book is a great non-fiction easy reader that is intended for students in grades K-2.
Because A Lion's World is intended for younger students, it does not contain as much media content as Glaciers does. However it does have amazing videos of lions on each page. Rachel's favorite was listening to and watching the lion roar.
Finally, the last book we reviewed was There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant by Helen Ketteman. This book is an AV2 Fiction Readalong. It has sound effects and can read the book aloud for the student. This particular one is a really cute spin on the classic book by a similar title. There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant is intended for students in grades K-2.
Weigl Publishers has done a great job with their media-enhanced books. Rachel has learned a lot while reading and exploring the digital content of the Glaciers book. She wants to get more of their books so we looked at their list of the Lightbox Elementary books. My son Nicholas will be starting high school this fall so I think I will get him some of the Lightbox Secondary books.
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