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Is the Kindle or Kindle Fire the Best Device for Schools?

Posted by Will DeLamater on June 30, 2014 at 11:00am 8 Comments

As with everything, the answer to this question comes from the answer to another question, which is "What is your goal for the use of the devices?" The best Kindle for each school is the one that best helps it accomplish its educational mission.

So, Kindle or Kindle Fire? When the Kindle e-ink reader came out, many people, including yours truly, saw a tremendous impact for teaching and learning. Suddenly, many of the barriers to text access were torn down, and anyone with a Kindle and…

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New Spritz Bookmarklet Makes it Easy to Evaluate Spritz

Posted by Will DeLamater on May 30, 2014 at 9:10am 0 Comments

Just got the word that a new browser utility has been released by Spritz. What is cool about this development is that anyone can now play with the tool while looking at text on the web. You can adjust speed, and select any text you want to try.

To get the new bookmarklet, just click HERE.

The "spritzlet" is not yet ready for mobile, but it will be soon. Neither does it support PDF documents,…

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OverDrive Caveat Emptor

Posted by John Scheeler on March 21, 2014 at 9:21am 0 Comments

After a two-year study, Minot High School contracted with OverDrive to offer an ebook collection our students could download onto their own devices.…

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Reading with Spritz

Posted by Will DeLamater on March 14, 2014 at 10:07am 4 Comments

From the beginning, EduKindle has really been about the meetup between digital technology and reading. Not so much the impact of technology on the publication of text, although that has a long, long history that has involved advances in technology at every step (see Mr. Gutenberg and his press, or Mr. Hammurabi and his stele). Intense interest in how technology affects the act of reading, though, has been catalyzed in our time by Mr. Bezos and his Kindle. (Mr. Jobs, who begat the iPad, was…

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Twitter says iPad over Kindle for Christmas

Posted by Will DeLamater on January 9, 2014 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

A study of the tweets about presents people received under the tree at Christmas says that iPad outdueled Kindle as a gift, Read more about the research here: http://www.edukindle.com/2014/01/got-ipad-beats-got-kindle-on-christmas/

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Looking for ways to advertize new titles added

Started by Barbara Kieran. Last reply by Jennifer Alevy Mar 4, 2013. 2 Replies

I have 12  kindles that are in constant circulation among my MS/HS students.When a new book in a series is released I want to let the students know but don't want  to add more emails to their very…Continue

60 Kindles, Am I Crazy???!!!???!!!

Started by Jennifer Alevy. Last reply by Jennifer Alevy Mar 4, 2013. 1 Reply

I just got 60 Kindles for my International School Library...see the attached PDF of a Power Point I created about how we processed and organized them.  I have made some tweaks that are not on this…Continue

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Cataloging Nooks

Started by Rita Ann Thompson Feb 25, 2013. 0 Replies

I have been searching the internet for some librarian's notes on how they process any new Nooks into their circulation system.  But everything I found is from 2011 or earlier.  Can anyone recommend…Continue

Processing

Started by Rita Ann Thompson Jan 28, 2013. 0 Replies

I have been searching the internet for some librarian's notes on how they process any new Nooks or Kindles into their circulation systems.  But everything I found is from 2011 or earlier.  Can anyone…Continue

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