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Marcia Kochel
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  • Decatur, GA
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Marcia Kochel and Mary Alice Powers are now friends
Mar 29, 2011
Marcia Kochel replied to Melinda Miller's discussion Paying for Kindle ebooks in the group Kindle Users
"I have been buying American Express credit cards at drug stores (with my own money and the school then reimburses me). I attach the cards to my Kindle account and spend them until they're gone. I also heard that some drug stores sell Amazon…"
Mar 14, 2011
Marcia Kochel replied to Marcia Kochel's discussion Managing eBooks in the group Library
"Deregistering works great on the actual Kindle, but it doesn't seem to be an option on the Kindle app for iPad/iPhone."
Feb 24, 2011
Mary Alice Powers replied to Marcia Kochel's discussion Managing eBooks in the group Library
"Uh...I was under the impression from other school librarians that by "deregistering" the device each time you loan it, means that users are prevented from purchasing titles on the library's account unless the user has his/her own…"
Feb 24, 2011
Marcia Kochel replied to Marcia Kochel's discussion Managing eBooks in the group Library
"Interesting. When an ipad comes back you could just re-synch it back to its original settings and any new content would go away (and deleted apps would come back). And Apple asks for a password before buying an app so you could keep kids out of your…"
Feb 24, 2011
Mary Alice Powers replied to Marcia Kochel's discussion Managing eBooks in the group Library
"Marcia- I am about to purchase a few Kindles and the new iPads. I saw a policy for iPads on a university library's web site about a reference to a default setting on their loaned iPads once returned from circulation; hence, their policy states…"
Feb 24, 2011
Marcia Kochel added a discussion to the group Library
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Managing eBooks titles

I am circulating Kindles to middle and high school students and I have divided my Kindles into sets of 6 since Amazon lets users put books on 6 devices. This seems to be pretty standard in libraries. I have heard that if you use the Kindle app on a computer or iPad Amazon does not count it as one of the 6 devices. This is making me wonder if a student has their own iPad or iPhone and wanted to read one of our eBooks on it could I let them do it? Would there be a way to stop them from…See More
Feb 24, 2011
Marcia Kochel joined Jeremy Rinkel's group
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iPad Users

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about Apple's iPad.  How can we use iPads to enhance the educational experience of our students? What apps are you using?
Feb 21, 2011
Marcia Kochel joined Jeremy Rinkel's group
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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.
Feb 21, 2011
Marcia Kochel commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Library
"Gwen, I decided to purchase my books with credit card gift cards since the corporate account doesn't work. I buy a $100 American Express card (with my own money and get reimbursed from my eBook account) and attach it to the Amazon account that…"
Feb 21, 2011
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Library

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about how we are using or planning on using ereaders in libraries.
Feb 21, 2011
Marcia Kochel and Sue Hostetter are now friends
Feb 21, 2011
Will DeLamater left a comment for Marcia Kochel
"Yes, it will be interesting to see how the two devices serve different purposes in your school. Please keep us posted!"
Feb 19, 2011
Marcia Kochel left a comment for Will DeLamater
"Hello, I am currently circulating Kindles to students. I have 5 for high school and 4 for middle school and I need more to keep up with demand. We are hoping to get a set of 8 iPads for our library but they will be for research and catalog searches…"
Feb 18, 2011
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Feb 18, 2011
Marcia Kochel replied to Patty McClune's discussion Cataloging Kindles and Nooks
"I have just started circulating Kindles to high school and middle school students. I am cataloging the Kindle devices as well as each book I buy. I catalog the devices in sets of 6 (Kindle Set 1 has 6 copies attached to it, etc.). When I buy an…"
Feb 18, 2011

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Where do you teach?
The Galloway School
What grade level do you teach?
5th-12th
Do you own a Kindle or other ereader?
Other
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iPhone, iPad
What kind of computer do you use?
Mac
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At 10:39am on February 19, 2011, Will DeLamater said…
Yes, it will be interesting to see how the two devices serve different purposes in your school. Please keep us posted!
At 3:56pm on February 18, 2011, Will DeLamater said…
Marcia, welcome to the group! Are you investigating the use of ereaders at your school? Is the iPad being used for reading at this point?
 
 
 

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