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I am a former high school English teacher and principal who got my first Kindle in early 2008. This "Ning" is an offshoot of the blog that I have been writing for the past year or so, called www.EduKindle.com. Welcome!

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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.…


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…


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/

Free Kindle Book? Not so Frictionless!

Posted by Will DeLamater on November 19, 2013 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

You remember Jeff Bezos's stated mission to make reading "frictionless"? Well, in some macro sense, circa 2009, he has accomplished his mission. But this is 2013, people, and when I want to load a copy of a public domain title onto my Kindle to read for free the experience should be, well, frictionless.…


Big Library Read Program Makes Unlimited Copies of Kids Book Available for Download

Posted by Will DeLamater on August 23, 2013 at 10:49am 0 Comments

Overdrive is using its position as “middleman” between the publishers and the libraries in a way that truly benefits readers. It’s “Big Library Read” program makes unlimited copies of a book it selects available through public libraries that use its service, instead of limiting the number of checkouts to the number of copies that the library has purchased...

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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


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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