It used to be, that to subscribe to university publications you had to be a student paying tuition or pay high fees. To read books, magazines and professional resources you had to subscribe for a fee. Well there are a few new tools out there, and I'm sure there are more that I don't know about, but these will be of interest to educators in languages and all subject areas.
Daily lit- provide small bits of a book to you a few times a week or daily (you select) so if you don't want to be overwhelmed read a little each day. You can search for free books and some have very low fee. You can have the book sent to you in email, but that's already too busy for most of us so why not set up a Google Reader and you can get your subscription in your reader, it will stay there till your ready. Take a look here. http://www.dailylit.com/tags/all/price/1
Want more than a few pages at a time well try out Google Book Search- Search for books that are full version All are free! http://books.google.com/books?lr=&as_brr=1&q=teens
Looking to get started with that Google Reader?
This bring any web information to your reader for you to review, tag, share and look at when you have time.
A RSS Quick Start Guide for Educators 9 from Will Richardon at Weblogg-ed.com
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