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7 Easy Steps to Take Your Class Texts Online with Shared Bookshelves in Google Books

posted Jul 15, 2013, 8:19 PM by Kate Petty   [ updated Jul 15, 2013, 8:39 PM ]

Google Books Part III


Are you moving toward 1:1 or would you like to give your students access to the electronic version of the texts you’ll be reading in class easily?


Google Books and its library feature makes it really easy to do this.  Just follow these steps:



1. Go to Google Books.


2. Click “MY LIBRARY” at the bottom of the Google Books Homepage.






3. Click “New Shelf”


4. Title it with your class’s name and describe it.





Now you have two options to add books to this shelf:




5. Click the gear icon in the upper right of the page and add the books by ISBN number.







6. Find the book you want in Google Books and click on the title.  On the title page, click the box above the title “Added to My Books on Google Play.”  Choose the appropriate shelf.  I like this option because you have the possibility of finding a free ebook of the title for your students’ use.




Wait!  Now you need to share the shelf with your class, right?


7. Go to your shelf’s page.  Click the url in the address bar of the page and copy it.  Share this url with your students and now they have access to your shelf!


Wow!  Incredibly easy.  Thank you CA GAFE Summit!
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