"An absolutely powerful asset for the classroom." -- Steven Kornfeld, HS teacher, NY.
"The built-in SAT courses worked with me to prep students for their big day." --Barbara Rosner, SAT Tutor, MA
"I could not imagine a better device to help my kids study." -- Michelle Fox, Mother of 4, CT.
Reading is easy on a jetBook, thanks to its variable font zoom and crisp 5" TFT screen. There is virtually no eye fatigue, unlike viewing notes on a computer screen. With support for over 9 formats, you can find eBooks almost anywhere online. You can even create your own documents and load them instantly.
You can load and store thousands of books, class notes, and lesson plans on the jetBook K-12. It allows you to instantly bookmark pages, mark items to summarize, and even hear the book read to you through the built-in TTS (Text To Speech) engine.
Additionally, it has a cradle to stand the unit up and an Ectaco C-Pen scanner so you can scan text, upload it to the device and have it pronounced fluently, translated to any language, or even stored for later use. And the cradle doubles as a charger (the device can charge from any USB source, the cradle being one).
The jetBook K-12 is much more than an eBook Reader. It's your teaching assistant. It has extensive content to help you teach:
Speed Reading Courses: A specialized program that will get you reading faster in no time! These lessons will train your eyes and your peripheral vision so you can process more text at a time. Reading is the backbone of all learning, and the ability to read quickly and accurately is directly correlated with your ability to acquire and use information. So this course is a must for all students.
50 States Reading List: Ectaco tracked down the reading lists for all 50 states and added all the possible open source content to the jetBook. Authors like Charles Dickens, Henry Thoreau, Homer, Jack London, Mark Twain, and William Shakespeare (to name but a few of the ones included). Over 100 titles are pre-loaded with an additional 1000 books to read at your leisure.
Math Help and Guides: The jetBook K-12 has plenty of resources to help with the daunting task of learning and applying Math. In-depth references provide pages of useful information like rules, formulas and important equations. Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus are the 3 featured sections
Calculators. The jetBook K-12 comes with Graphing, Scientific, Accounting, and Loan calculators.
Biology: Take an exciting journey into the realm of blood cells, viruses, and just about everything else that is related to life!
Chemistry: A ton of info will guide you through almost any aspect of chemistry including areas like General, Inorganic, and Organic. Access hundreds of pages on the most needed information. Reference tables will give you info on frequently used terms, equations, and formulas. One of the coolest features is the interactive Periodic Table. It allows you to scroll over any element and get all the information about it including name, order number, category, weight and more. Over 20 points of info are available for each element!
Earth Science: A Massive 1,190 page book will teach you almost anything you need to know about Earth Science. Learn important terms, theories, principles and methods common to Earth Science. Completely interactive so you can jump to the page you need, search the entire text by words, and even bookmark important pages for later referral.
Physics: These reference guides are packed with definitions, equations, laws, and other physics-related content.
US History Review: Loaded with facts you need to know about any period in US history. Different topics will help you with different areas and periods of time. This section is fully accessible so you can press a button and have practice tests read directly to you.
World Economics and Geography: This is one of the most comprehensive guides of all time. Select any country by its first letter and get loads of information on the area. You will find info like the countries background, demographic info, economic info, government, climate, resources and tons more. Whether you are learning about an area in school or taking a trip this is the best portable reference guide you can find.
Language Learning Programs: Learn a language fast and easy with over 15 unique programs. The Language Teacher uses speech recognition and human voice pronunciation; it speaks and you try to repeat what was said. The program then rates your pronunciation and provides you with instant feedback. U-Learn is the world’s first "hands and eyes free" teaching system. Press play and you can start learning while doing almost anything. Specialized grammar guides are packed with info in English and your foreign language. Talking Oxford® translation dictionaries and language teaching games add to the fun and ease of learning your new language.
Language Communication: Communicate with ESL students in a foreign language fast and easy. Voice output is in a human voice, so it’s easy to understand. Want to type it out? With the Text Translation you can type anything for an instant translation.
The jetBook K-12 provides you with interactive SAT preparation courses.
The most interactive way to get help with the SAT, right at your fingertips. We guarantee that with the jetBook K-12, SAT scores will be improved with just a few hours of use a week.
These programs will help you retain the information you might need for the big day through complete practice tests, word tutoring programs, and math/problem solving. This interactive method gets students involved and interested in learning. This heightened excitement is correlated directly to better knowledge acquisition.
Adjustable font type and size.
Auto page turn functionality.
Foreign language dictionaries: built-in built-in English-Russian, English-Polish, English-Spanish, English-German, and English explanatory dictionaries.
Foreign language support for e-Book contents in Russian, Polish, English, Spanish, and other languages.
Internal Li-ion polymer battery.
MP3 player (built-in, no external device needed) that supports background playback.
Screen rotation support for portrait and landscape modes.
SD card slot.
The jetBook K-12 is packed with many extra features that will help you get ahead in class and stay organized.
Ebook options: All your favorites like font zoom, jump, text search, screen rotation, and bookmark
1,000 books: To start you off on your journey to reading success we will give you a thousand books already on the device.
Updates: Free lifetime firmware updates. Any new or revised versions are available as a free download.
Talking Oxford® Dictionary (English and Spanish): The perfect tool for definitions, word look-up, usage, and tons of other features.
180-language dictionary: The largest amount of languages on any eReader. Translate to or from any of the included languages.
Audio Instructions: Many features on the jetBook K-12 will have an audio introduction explaining the program so you can get a heads up on it prior to use.
Irregular verbs: Great for learning and communication.
Idioms: Biggest list of idioms and the proper translation for them.
Games: Includes some linguistic games like Spell-It-Right, Crossword, Vocabulary Builder and everyone’s favorite, Sudoku!
Calculators: Graphing, Scientific, Accounting and Loan calculators will help in a variety of subjects.
Audio books & Music: Play your favorite audio books or songs right on your jetBook K-12.
Voice recorder: Record anything for reference later.
Pictured Dictionary & Linguistic FlashCards.
Scan text, too!
A brand new feature in the jetBook K-12 is the ability for the unit to pronounce anything you scan using its added C-Pen scanner. Words, sentences, and even paragraphs can be swiped and read aloud in a fluent human voice. This feature is perfect for users with dyslexia or those having issues reading and decoding words.
Scan a word, sentence, or paragraph and listen to it, pronounced fluently .
Users can additionally look up word definitions in the built-in Oxford English Dictionary.
All definitions in the Oxford Dictionary can be read aloud by device.
Screen: Crisp 5” TFT screen is easy on the eyes. Read in almost any lighting condition.
Battery: Up to 26 hours of continuous use.
Microphone and Speaker: Integrated directly into the hardware for easy interaction and accessibility.
Weight: Ultra Lite 7.75 ounces.
Dimensions: 4" x 6" x 0.6".
Tech Plan: Unlimited tech support by phone, email or online.
Format Support: The jetBook K-12 can support over 9 different formats including Adobe DRM. You can get books almost anywhere online including Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, and your local library. You can even create your own files, folders, or texts, and load them to the jetBook.
The jetBook allows you to read files in these popular formats:
Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, PDB, RTF, TXT, HTML, PDF, FB2
More e-books and reference documents are in the PDF format than in all of the Amazon Kindle's formats combined.
The Amazon Kindle doesn't read PDFs, meaning you can't use it to read the vast majority of the free stuff that's out there.
Thousands of e-books are available online for free (but you can't read them on the competing product, the Amazon Kindle). And even if you do decide to buy some titles, they are likely to cost less than the same books on paper. We have some titles ready for you, below.