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The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about how we are using or planning on using ereaders in the middle school classroom.

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Three Kindles checked out to students this morning!

Started by Sharyn Merrigan. Last reply by Emily Graves Mar 8, 2011. 3 Replies

I have officially gotten my pilot off the ground and checked out three Kindles to students today from the library.  They have returned a user agreement (see attachment) acknowledging their…Continue

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NetLibrary in Middle School?

Started by Linn McDonald Feb 3, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm investigating ebooks and audiobooks for my middle school library. Overdrive unfortunately is astronomically expensive, so that option is out. Our high school has a subscription to NetLibrary, and…Continue

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Comment by Brian Richards on April 12, 2011 at 5:22am
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 Kathleen Parker on March 1, 2011 at 12:25pm


Our school has a procurement card program. I have a library procurement card that I have tied to our Amazon Kindle account to purchase titles.  We have been able to get some free books - mostly classics. You can also try the Gutenberg Project for free books.


Comment by Esther Andrle on March 1, 2011 at 11:44am
Have your districts set up accounts for you to purchase books? Do you try to do alot of free ones? Best sites for those?
Comment by Eileen Zombro on February 21, 2011 at 1:39pm
Has anyone had difficulty getting wireless access in their school?  My district is not allowing access on the latest generation kindle. I am taking the Kindles home to load books.  Any suggestions?
Comment by Peg Becksvoort on February 9, 2011 at 10:55am
Yes, we bought the covers at the same time.  Just called and said, cheapest ones, give us a variety. That worked. My next problem - adhesive transfer and sticky things attached to faux leather. I'm thinking some sharpie work on both Nook & case, but the barcode is going to be tricky. Also, need to have the user protocol ready for the roll-out. Hope to have it all set by end of Feb vacation.
Comment by Lauren Gartrell on February 8, 2011 at 9:17pm
very nice! Do you already have protective covers for the nooks?
Comment by Peg Becksvoort on February 8, 2011 at 4:26pm
six Nooks - the delivery was one aspect that sold me on Nooks.
Comment by Lauren Gartrell on February 8, 2011 at 3:56pm
Peg, That is actually really quick. How many Kindles did you get for your school?
Comment by Peg Becksvoort on February 8, 2011 at 3:21pm

Lauren, the B&N time was about an hour. When she left us we were charging and had learned to share, download samples, and order.  She left us with detailed instructions and a list of our password and other pertinent data.


As far as cataloging: I went to the state's library catalog to see how others have done this. Just searched for Nook. Generally, it's straightforward and all libraries have some method of listing the books that are on the devices.

Now, I need to find some money for books.  B&N has a free book on Friday. Not always one you want in the collection, but sometimes you hit the jackpot.


Comment by Lauren Gartrell on February 8, 2011 at 1:56pm

Peg, How long did it take to "set-up" your nooks?


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