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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 Tori Jensen on April 12, 2011 at 6:30pm

Linn, these are very good arguments, love it.

Peg, what age/grade is the child you speak of?

My high school program starts next fall with 20.  I am nervous and excited.

Comment by Linn McDonald on April 12, 2011 at 3:22pm

a couple of other things to consider...

1. "bang for the buck" - purchase one ebook and put it on 6 devices

2. Kids can sometimes tease other kids when they notice that they're reading a "little kids book".Using the Nook alleviates that problem for low level readers in that no one sees the book they're reading. Everyone is "cool" using a Nook.

3. Some older books or classics can have very outdated covers in paper form. Middle school and high school students will often judge a book by the cover and will not be interested in these older books, even if the story is great. Not a problem with an eReader!

Comment by Peg Becksvoort on April 12, 2011 at 2:57pm

Hi Brian,

I have only one story: the mother of a student who does not like to read emailed me to tell that he could not put the Nook down - his eyes lit up when I asked him whether he liked using the Nook.  A definite "Yes"!

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 Linn McDonald on April 4, 2011 at 11:48am


Ah yes, we use the e-ink Nooks. I personally have the Nook color and it does require the high speed mini usb. We did loan out cables with the Nooks over spring break, and just put them both in a labelled ziploc bag. Not very fancy, but it works :-)

Comment by Paula O'Rourke on April 4, 2011 at 11:19am


I think you're talking about the Nook e-ink model.  Their color Nook requires a special high speed mini usb cable and a wall outlet adapter that is much larger than the one used for the Nook I & Kindles.  I need to lend the cable & adapter with the Nook because it requires charging after 7-8 hours of use.  I had planned on 1 week loans, but might have to reconsider if I can't find something that works.

Comment by Linn McDonald on April 4, 2011 at 10:45am

Hi Paula,

We bought these nifty covers from Amazon for $11.98 each with free shipping:
CrazyOnDigital Black leather Case for Nook Barnes and Nobles Electronic eBook Reader

We're very happy with them, and the price was super.

They will not hold the charger, but we found out that the charger for Nooks (and also Kindles) is a very common one that many people already use for their cell phones. I think it's called a mini usb cable. B&N and Amazon will tell you that they prefer you use their charger, but in our experience the mini usb chargers used for other devices work just fine for our eReaders. So we do not as a rule check out the cables to students, as this is could be easily lost, and the replacement cost is $15. We tell them to check at home to see if they have this type of charger already, and if they do not, we tell them to bring in the Nook and we will charge it for the day. Also, if the students will keep their Nook in airplane mode, the battery lasts A LOT longer.

Comment by Paula O'Rourke on April 4, 2011 at 10:17am


I hope to buy Color Nooks for my library also and I'm interested in what you've bought to protect them for circulation - which covers/cases are you using and what are you doing about charging them.  I've been searching for a protective cover that would also store the charger & cord without damaging the screen, since I'll be allowing students to take them home.  I haven't found a good solution yet - have you?

Comment by Linn McDonald on March 28, 2011 at 2:42pm

Hi Karen,

The password protection for Nooks cannot be changed unless the user knows the password. This makes it virtually impossible for users to make unauthorized purchases. I love this feature.

Comment by Peg Becksvoort on March 28, 2011 at 10:35am
don't they need the password in order to change the password? I'm just checking my account online and see there are some controls available under my account.

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