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Brian Richards commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Thanks Linn! I will check it out today! :)"
Apr 14, 2011
Brian Richards commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"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…"
Apr 14, 2011
Janet Miles left a comment for Brian Richards
"Hi Brian -- Our PTO funded the purchase of six Nooks and six sturdy Nook covers (!49 plus 39.99 each), and we have been very pleased with the results.  We began in Feb. by only allowing check-outs while in the library, but after two weeks we…"
Apr 12, 2011
Brian Richards commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Middle School
"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…"
Apr 12, 2011
Brian Richards commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"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…"
Apr 12, 2011
Brian Richards commented on Will DeLamater's group Kindle in the Classroom
"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…"
Apr 12, 2011
Brian Richards left a comment for Will DeLamater
"Hi Will. Thanks for the comment on the pic. I have many other good ones too! I am, in fact, "campaigning" for the use of eReaders in my 8th grade classes. I would start with my inclusion classes and work from there. Unfortunately, the red…"
Apr 5, 2011
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Middle School

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.
Apr 1, 2011
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Kindle Users

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about the Amazon Kindle.  Discuss and share your school or library's Kindle implementation advice or issues here.
Apr 1, 2011
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Nook Users

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.
Apr 1, 2011
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Apr 1, 2011
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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.
Apr 1, 2011
Will DeLamater left a comment for Brian Richards
"Hi Brian, and welcome to the group! Are you investigating the use of ereaders at your school? Are you or the kids reading on the iPhone?See if there is a group you would like to join--this is a way to expedite communication between people with the…"
Apr 1, 2011
Brian Richards is now a member of eBook Educators Group
Apr 1, 2011

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Where do you teach?
Lime Kiln Middle School
What grade level do you teach?
8
Do you own a Kindle or other ereader?
Other
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iPhone
What kind of computer do you use?
Mac
Where did you learn about this site?
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At 8:21am on April 12, 2011, Janet Miles said…

Hi Brian -- Our PTO funded the purchase of six Nooks and six sturdy Nook covers (!49 plus 39.99 each), and we have been very pleased with the results.  We began in Feb. by only allowing check-outs while in the library, but after two weeks we progressed to check-outs of a week at a time.  All of our students and their parents must sign an acceptable use form/liability type agreement before students are allowed to check out.  I spent $100 loading some new books and then loaded some more free classics to total 38 books on each of the six Nooks at this time.  Kids LOVE them!  We keep a hold list in our Destiny circulation system and everything has gone very smoothly.  We got publicity from our school division and from our local newspaper.  It's been a very positive experience.  Here's a link to an article on our school division's website:

http://www.fcps1.org/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=UmVhZF9BY3Jvc3NfQW1lcmljYV9hdF9BTVMucGRmOjo6L3d3dy9zY2hvb2xzL3NjL3JlbW90ZS9pbWFnZXMvYXR0YWNoLzQzNzI2LzExNjI5XzQzNzI2X2F0dGFjaF81NTc5LnBkZg==

At 1:51pm on April 5, 2011, Will DeLamater said…
Brian, there are folks here that can help you with Nook or Kindle questions. Kathy Parker and Buffy Hamilton are good ones to contact about Kindle, and Kathy Burnette or Marianna DeMott about Nooks. The Nook does two things that the Kindle does not: 1. allows book borrowing through the public library, and 2) allows you to restrict book buying with a password. Otherwise, pretty similar.
At 11:24am on April 3, 2011, Will DeLamater said…
Brian, possibly the best profile photo of all 1,000+ members!!! Nice job. Your kids must have a blast with you.
At 11:31am on April 1, 2011, Will DeLamater said…
Hi Brian, and welcome to the group! Are you investigating the use of ereaders at your school? Are you or the kids reading on the iPhone?

See if there is a group you would like to join--this is a way to expedite communication between people with the same interests. And we'd love it if you'd upload a profile photo--go to settings under your name on the right and the option to upload is right at the top!
 
 
 

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