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Mobile Learning: Reading Apps

Elementary Reading Apps

The Sentence Builder app allows students to build sentences based on provided pictures and animations, reinforcing and improving grammar understanding.  This app was the 2010 iEAR Language Arts App of the Year.
Sight Words Pro app includes over 1,500 sign word flash cards, with preloaded lists, compiled from Dolch, Fry, Pinnell-Fountas, and UK.
The Picturebook app allows users to create their own picture books.
Alice Lite is a sampler of the interactive e-book Alice in Wonderland.
The International Children's Digital Library allows users to access children's e-books in all languages.
iF Poems is an acclaimed poetry app with 270 classic poems and audio readings. iF Poems has 270 poems from Shakespeare to Wendy Cope, via Keats, Auden and Ted Hughes.

Intermediate Level Reading Apps

The Shakespeare app includes the complete works of Shakespeare with a searchable concordance.
Audiobooks allows users to access thousands of classics on audio.
Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms uses powerful combinations of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, syllabication and others to help improve English spelling and reading skills.

Need Help

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But what's the best mobile research app of all?

It's your PI librarians, of course!

 

Remember that you can call us, email us, or see us in person for any research help:

If you need additional help feel free to contact our Library staff at:

02-607-5879 Arzanah or

02-607-5802 Habshan

Library

Email: librarian@pi.ac.ae

Librarians are also available to help you through our chat service, 24/7.

Find A Book

ebrary has apps for both iOS adn Android  that allow you to search our collection of ebrary ebooks and to read portions of them on your mobile device. The Libraries currently offer more than 300 ebrary ebooks in fields such as engineering, business, and education. 

To use ebrart on your Android device:

  1. Create a personal account on ebrary.  You will need to sign into your personal account at least once every 90 days to keep it active. Personal accounts allow you to save items to a personal bookshelf, and to make annotations on the books you are reading.
  2. Create an Adobe account if you don’t already have one.  Adobe accounts allow you to manage downloaded books and read them offline.
  3. Download the free ebrary app at Google Play
  4. You will be prompted to login with your ebrary username and password. 
  5. You will then be asked to input your Adobe login and password for authorization.
  6. You can then search our available ebrary titles  and read chapters online.

To use ebrary on your iOS device:

  1. Create a personal account on ebrary.  You will need to sign into your personal account at least once every 90 days to keep it active. Personal accounts allow you to save items to a personal bookshelf, and to make annotations on the books you are reading.
  2. Create an Adobe account if you don’t already have one.  Adobe accounts allow you to manage downloaded books and read them offline.
  3. Download the free ebrary app at the iTunes store
  4. You will be prompted to login with your ebrary username and password. 
  5. You will then be asked to input your Adobe login and password for authorization.
  6. You can then search our available ebrary titles  and read chapters online. 

At this time, most of the Libraries' ebrary titles cannot be downloaded in full for offline reading.

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works with most smart phones

 

 

Google BookSearch  offers a mobile site with more than 1.5 million public domain books that can be read with most phones.

Just point your browser to http://books.google.com/m

Hathitrust mobile at http://m.hathitrust.org/allows you to search and read more than 2.5 million open access books online. 

HathiTrust is a digitization project created by a consortium of research libraries.