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Kindle in the Classroom

A place to discuss the Kindle and how students are likely to use it. Will they read more? Will the device hold up or break easily? Will students find enough to read? Please share your thoughts and observations.

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How are your Kindles being used?

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Kindles in the classroom- Getting started

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Comment by Kate MacMillan on May 17, 2011 at 7:23pm

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We figured that 6 Kindles with one  class novel along with 6 apps would bring a $12 class novel (Great Gatsby) down to $1 per device….  Multiply that by the 13 books on the list…  you end up saving $20 on the initial investment… after that there is no additional funding needed (until you add a book). Also remember you check the device out…. Not the books.

Comment by Kate MacMillan on May 17, 2011 at 11:58am

i just emailed Amazon about purchasing content for our 30 Kindles.  We had been told that we could needed to set up more than one email account  if we wanted to purchase mutiple copies.  I emailed Amazon and received a reply within 35 minutes... "When purchasing content you will want to designate the book to six Kindles before purchasing the same book again. Most books have six licenses and once those are fulfilled our system will allow you to purchase the book again with another six licenses".

So as soon as we receive the Kindles, we will load the class novels... stay tuned!

Comment by Kate MacMillan on May 12, 2011 at 4:55pm
i know.. I am excited but am a little anxious... we will set them up over the summer.  Thanks to  all the online community members, I think we have a handle on it.  I am posting the process on the district Library Blog... http://libraryblah-blah.blogspot.com/
Comment by Will DeLamater on May 12, 2011 at 2:48pm
Sounds great, Kate. Won't it be nice to end the year with as many copies of a book as you started with?
Comment by Kate MacMillan on May 12, 2011 at 1:05pm
We are in the process of ordering 30 Kindles to use in one of our comprhensive high school's 10th grade English class.  They will be loaded with class novels and kept as a class set rather than sent homw with students.  Any suggesstions... or cautions?
Comment by Suzanne McGuire on April 12, 2011 at 10:52am
I would focus on the idea that they represent a differentiation strategy that promotes independent reading through effective use of the features of the device you have chosen.  A demo of the device might help since many people have yet to experience this technology. Good luck!
Comment by Brian Richards on April 12, 2011 at 5:20am
Hi everyone. I am presenting to my PTA Executive Board this evening, and I am finalizing my presentation in regards to persuading them to fund the purchase of several eReaders for my 8th grade inclusion classes.

I am looking to add ANY pertinent and persuasive ideas, experiences, beliefs, data, etc. that will strengthen my campaign! Please post any ideas that you think will help.

Thanks for your support.

- Brian
Comment by Kate MacMillan on April 5, 2011 at 4:11pm

We have numerous CK-12 textbooks loaded on Kindles...  if you download them from Amazon, you can easily use Kindle apps to install on different devices. 

We also downloaded a Connex Algebra II book in PDF (ran it through CALIBRE and then uploaded to Kindle

In the fall we plan to implement the Connex Algebra II and the CK-12 Honors Biology digital textbook at two of our open access (BYOD) high schools  . 

California does post  the free Digital Textbook Initiative titles on CLRN.

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Comment by Will DeLamater on April 5, 2011 at 4:03pm
If you find some chapters on the CK12.org website that look useful, we could get them converted or at least try to see how the PDFs display on the Kindles...
Comment by Suzanne McGuire on April 5, 2011 at 3:54pm
I see textbooks for teachers but not on the level I need (middle school ) in Amazon. Maybe I am not looking in the right places? I checked both textbooks and science. Thanks.
 

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