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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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BYOD - The Dream of the Future or a Nightmare?

Started by Will DeLamater in Device and Content Management. Last reply by Lorie Mitchell Sep 15. 1 Reply

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

Tags: strategy, devices, byod

Looking for ways to advertize new titles added

Started by Barbara Kieran in Uncategorized. 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 full in-boxes. I am wondering what other libraries…Continue

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My New Kindle Paperwhite

Posted by Belann Earley on September 17, 2014 at 11:01am 0 Comments

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…

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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 13 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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