Reading Option 1: ePub files & Google Play
ePub files can be read and annotated (highlights & notes) directly in Google Chrome through Google Play Books. The process is quite simple and is outlined below. The only catch with this process is that teachers cannot provide a library directly in Google Play Books for students ahead of time. Instead, they can provide the ePub file (through Google Drive or Google Classroom) that each student would then have to upload to their own Google Play Library.
1. Create or find and ePub file.
Creation Option - Readlists: Multiple links to web based articles can be added to a readlist which is then exported as an ePub file.
|Notice the "Download eBook" option in the left hand menu|
Find Option - Project Gutenberg: Public Domain text can be downloaded for free and then uploaded to Google Play Books.
2. Upload the ePub file to Google Play Books
3. Read and annotate in the ePub file
Reading Option 2: PDF Files & DocHub
PDF documents can be uploaded to DocHub which allows for typing, highlighting and adding sticky notes within a reading or document.
1. Sign-in to DocHub (account, Google or Dropbox)
2. Upload a PDF to DocHub
3. Read & Annotate
4. The final PDF can be exported from DocHub and downloaded as a PDF. The PDF can then be uploaded to one's Google Drive account for quick access and backup.
NOTE: notes added to a PDF in DocHub are not preserved when exported as a PDF