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The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about the Barnes and Noble Nook.  Discuss and share your school or library's Nook implementation advice or issues here.

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Barnes & Noble Account to handle classroom set

Started by Judy Hauser May 13, 2012. 0 Replies

I'm purchasing 30 Nook Touches to check out to teachers and school librarians who want to try them out with a class before purchasing. I will be starting with public domain books but in the next…Continue

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Extracting notes and highlights from Nooks

Started by P. Slough. Last reply by Tom VanDyke Mar 9, 2012. 1 Reply

I was just talking with my Barnes and Noble rep. She told me that we can't extract (email, etc.) the notes and highlighting from any of the Nooks. This seems like a fatal flaw to me.  I want to use…Continue

Suggestions for second and third grade book downloads?

Started by Joyce Cappelletti. Last reply by Patricia Sanabria Jan 22, 2012. 2 Replies

We just received 6 Nook Tablets as a grant for our elementary school.   I would appreciate some advice on recommended books for second and third graders reading anywhere from primer to fourth grade…Continue

Setting Up Nook accounts/purchasing ebooks

Started by Karen Kliegman. Last reply by Kelly Melson Jan 6, 2012. 13 Replies

Help!! I was able to purchase NOOKs for my library; I am running into a brick wall as far as setting up the accounts and purchasing ebooks. My district will not sway from their policy of everything…Continue

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Comment by Will DeLamater on August 23, 2011 at 7:01pm
Very helpful, thanks Kay! Neat little reader.
Comment by Kay Paulsen on August 23, 2011 at 4:30pm
Our school bought 4 Nook Touches to check out to students.  A big selling point of this Nook was the limited internet access - you could post a quote to Facebook or Twitter, but not access the internet.  I just watched a YouTube video that shows the "hidden browser" on the Nook Touch.  You go to "Search" aand type in a URL.  Once the Nook is on the internet there is a whole other set of controls/settings.  The video was dated June 7, so this feature has been on the Nook Touch from the beginning.  View the video at <http:// tinyurl.com/3dobjja>.
Comment by Kate MacMillan on April 26, 2011 at 5:27pm
We just downloaded out first eBook from our Follet Shelf on to a Nook.   It was not difficult
Comment by Brian Richards on April 14, 2011 at 9:26am
Thanks Linn! I will check it out today! :)
Comment by Linn McDonald on April 14, 2011 at 8:44am

Hi Brian,

I've created a page on only2clicks.com with resources for teachers; one of the tabs on that page is eReader Resources. Just go to this link, click on that tab and you'll find 24 sites:

BTW - if anyone knows of any other eReader sites that would be good to include on this page, please let me know and I'll add it.

Hope this helps....

Comment by Brian Richards on April 14, 2011 at 7:57am

Hi everyone! I petitioned my school's PTA Exec. Board to help fund the sue of eReaders in my 8th grade english/reading inclusion classes. This plan would begin with the 11-12 school year. The voted to fund me one new Nook Color and protective case! This gives me the opportunity to practice, play, build lessons, and ideally an extensive library of eBooks before next.


Also, I was asked by one board member to present again to her local comany in hopes that they will fund me an entire classrooms set (30) Nook Colors and cases! Wow!


So... I would appreciate any advice and help on where to start on implementing the use of eReaders in my classes. What has worked? Good website resources for free eBooks? How should I catalog them? Anyone done a book study with students yet? I have some info. and ideas, but I would love to hear what else is happening in other schools.



Comment by Tori Jensen on April 13, 2011 at 9:54am

Peg -

I have just started to switch to more nonfiction online for research.  I think it makes a lot of sense since the students mostly think online is better and easier.  I don't think it would work well if I didn't have LibGuides to create "portals" for research classes.  With LibGuides I can put the cover of the book on the page and students are more likely to click on it than go to the shelves (or bookcart) to find it. I can't imagine not buying nonfiction, the books lay out the information in a way that students can easily understand.  I have found that if low level readers will give it a try, they have an easier time using books for research/inquiry than the databases and Google. Other than supplies and copying, I spent about half my budget on subscriptions and half on books.  I was in a Middle School (my favorite job) four years ago and I bought a few Gale reference books online.  The current media person does not even have access to them set up.  I am not sure why, if they don't need them or what.  I never have liked NetLibrary because a book could only be used by one patron at a time.  I guess there are other plans available now that Ebsco is the owner.  We'll have to see where that goes.

Just my sort of random thoughts on a state testing day :)

Comment by Marianna DeMott on April 13, 2011 at 9:20am


You recently posted on print non-fiction versus non-print collection development. At my high school as my book budget is cut or remains stagnant I am buying fewer and fewer non-fiction titles. The kids are just not reading them. I've toyed with the idea of buying nonfiction ebooks from Follett but I'm still not seeing the amazing high quality stuff like titles from Dora Kinderling in ebook format.

 I'm still waiting to hear about my  LSTA ipad grant. I think the ipad is the perfect format for nonfiction books and I'm hoping the release of beautiful nonfiction books comes about at the same time I get my grant.  When we became a "New Tech" school last year my library was downsized, we are now in a large classroom and moved so the previous library  space could be remodeled New Tech classrooms. Beware, libraries are big chunks of space that architects drool over.

This forced me to weed heavily and I will continue this process, especially in the nonfiction area. It's 2/3 rds of my valuable shelf space and only about 1/3 rd or less of my circulation. It seems all I have money for anymore is the high demand fiction and a few highly graphic nonfiction books. The 16 nooks, (down to 14 because of thefts) have helped with high demand fiction but I'm down to the last few hundred dollars on gift cards.   I have purchased only one reference title since I  moved from middle to high school at the beginning of last year and don't plan any print reference titles, onlly e books, but until I have a block of money to purchase a whole collection it doesn't seem to make sense to buy a lot of e books, people will forget them too easily I think.

The times they are a changing. If you ever have a chance, School Library Journal did an excellent webinar last fall on e-books, Libraries at the Tipping Point. You may be able to get to an archive of it. Very interesting stuff.

Comment by Tori Jensen on April 12, 2011 at 9:15pm

Hi Peg,

What I am trying to do with my grant is reach our low and reluctant readers.  I plan to allow my students to choose books, papers, and/or magazines (if we get color nooks) to load onto their Nooks.  I have not looked into the whole cataloging piece yet.  It would be nice to have 4 different collections of books that were on groups of 5 nooks.  Does that make sense?  I am going to be reading everything I can find and talk to folks like Buffy about what is working best.  I appreciate any and all advise :)

Comment by Peg Becksvoort on April 12, 2011 at 7:33pm


Middle school - this student is a 7th grader. I think it will be popular with HS as well. I have a parent permission form - must be signed sealed & delivered before we will loan. There's a note on their library record that pops up, can be annoying, to say the student has permission to borrow a Nook.

Question for you: will you put the same collection on all 20, or will you divide the Nooks and maybe have four or five in a family where each family concentrates on a genre of reading? What about NF?


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