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One of my colleagues, a tech director at a K-8 school, tells me that because their curriculum has a new emphasis on writing that they are moving toward netbooks rather than the iPads that they currently have for each student.What is the status of…Continue
More and more I read about schools adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Schools often blend this approach as a way of expanding the number of "smart" devices in the building on a daily basis, even as they continue to invest in e-readers,…Continue
I am really excited with my new Kindle Paperwhite provided so generously from eBook Educators Group. The Kindles we got for our school in the past were the old ones with keyboards, but this is a whole new experience. My thought is to try it out myself over the next few weeks, and then see if it would work for our school to invest in Kindle Paperwhites for student checkout. My experience with Kindles before in middle school before was not very positive. The students were just not mature…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue