Free ebook – Engaging the Whole Child

Update – this offer is now expired. You can still get the e-book for $9.95 (or $7.95 if you are an ASCD member) using the link below. Still a pretty good deal if you ask me!

Last November, our Working with Tech-Savvy Kids article appeared in the ASCD magazine Educational Leadership. The good news is that Ed Leadership is one of the best magazines around for thoughtful articles about education. The bad news is that these articles are not freely available on the website.

But now, ASCD is offering ebooks with article collections with a short period of free access.

Better yet, I was very pleased to find out that Working with Tech Savvy Kids was selected for inclusion in a new ASCD ebook entitled Engaging the Whole Child, the first in a series of Whole Child ebooks. Educating the Whole Child ebook – free download link (valid April 15 – May 6, 2009)

As part of ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative, ASCD wanted to share with a larger audience—including preK–12 educators, policymakers, and parents—some of the fine articles on the topic of engagement that were originally published in Educational Leadership in 2006–2008. From April 15 through May 6, 2009, readers will be able to access these articles through a free ebook download. After May 6, sample chapters will be posted on the ASCD Web site and the complete book will be available through the online store for a small fee.

Educating the Whole Child ebook – free download link (valid April 15 – May 6, 2009)

Don’t miss the window to download the ebook for free! Please share this link with friends and colleagues.


Update: Thanks to all the commentors who helped debug the link errors. They seem to be working now. The basic problem was pilot error, compounded by the fact that this is a LARGE download (366 page PDF) and the ASCD site seems to be very busy. Enjoy!

13 Replies to “Free ebook – Engaging the Whole Child”

  1. Thanks Sylvia, I’m going to have to find somewhere to print it for cheap though I think. I don’t much like reading bulky large things on my Mac or Adobe’s PDF Reader. Plus then I can highlight things and write in margins.

  2. Oops, neither link in post, nor link in comments works for me. Tried in both Firefox & IE.
    Ended up going to, then to the shop, then doing a search for the book.

  3. Unfortunately the link seems to have broken since yesterday. But this time it’s their fault, not mine. I’ll find the ebook link and fix it. I’m not sure why they changed it since yesterday…

  4. Be advised that the file itself is very large- the book is 360+ pages, so be patient when downloading. It will take awhile, depending on your connection speed. I had no difficulty downloading to my Mac via Safari.

  5. Thank you so much for the opportunity to download this book for free. I had no problem with the steps and was amazed that it downloaded so quickly. I am sharing this post with others at my school. We are all about engagement and keep engage-o-meters in our classrooms.

  6. Hi Sylvia,
    I’m very excited to find your blog and more excited still to read Working with Tech-Savvy Kids. I’ve been scouring the web for information on how to make kids more tech savvy. I just launched a little project — Hailey Hacks ( — aimed at making tweens (especially girls) more tech savvy. We have two episodes up so far and some 2.0 components to go along with it (Facebook, lolcats, 12seconds, Twitter). We plan to add episodes on things like building a blog, using RSS and customizing Google maps. I would love your opinion if you have time to look.

  7. @Jill – i looked at your your previews, but I see you are asking for a few dollars to download the full videos. I don’t know how long they are, but actually, I’m not sure anything longer would really help. 2-3 minutes seems to be long enough for these subjects.

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