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Crazed Nook screen

I just got another nook classic back with a screen failure. I went down to question the student who returned it.His answer: "No I didn't drop it, no I didn't put anything heavy on it, yes it was on the top in my book bag. I just opened the cover and it was broken."This is what most students are telling me, they are not even really broken, just crazed but unreadable. This has happened at least nine or ten times over the year we've had these in student hands. I've gotten most of them replaced,…See More
Oct 14, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Deb Logan's discussion New Nook Simple Readers
"Our local B & N where I purchased 16 of the original Nooks for our school last fall recently replaced two of our broken nooks with the Simple Readers. (On the advice of our director of technology I had not purchased a warranty plan, this was…"
Jul 17, 2011
Marianna DeMott left a comment for Kate Eileen Byrnes
"Hey Kate, I don't really know that I'd be much help, but I'd be glad to answer any questions you have. I have nooks for students to check out for leisure reading. Except for a few professional titles I've loaded for teachers…"
Jun 9, 2011
Kate Eileen Byrnes left a comment for Marianna DeMott
"Hi Marianna,   Will DeLamater recommended that I contact you.  I am finishing up my masters degree in library science and my dissertation project is on using e-readers with students for instructional purposes.  I am interviewing…"
Jun 8, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Judy Hauser's discussion Lending between Nook Color and Nook?! in the group Nook Users
"Should be no problem, as long as you don't have more than the 6 devices registered to one account you can even  load and read books you have purchased on an ipad or ipod or iphone as look as you have the nook app installed. Probably…"
Apr 26, 2011
Marianna DeMott and Jean Ann Craycraft are now friends
Apr 18, 2011
Marianna DeMott commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Peg, 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…"
Apr 13, 2011
Pepper Thompson commented on Marianna DeMott's blog post Broken E-readers?
"I had the same experience with Kindles.  The screen is extremely fragile."
Apr 7, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Joanna Arkans's discussion Damage to ereaders? in the group High School
"Joanna, I've attached my Nook Need to Knows that I go over with students checking out a nook for the first time. They then sign our "Nook Book" a notebook with a statement that they've read the document before…"
Mar 30, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Karen Kliegman's discussion Setting Up Nook accounts/purchasing ebooks
"That's funny. An Ipad without apps is not much fun. There are some cool free apps but someone needs to bite the bullett and put on a credit card. Our tech adminstrator bought 3 or 4 of them for people to play with, me included because I asked.…"
Mar 15, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Karen Kliegman's discussion Setting Up Nook accounts/purchasing ebooks
"Karen, I don't know what state you're in (I'm in Indiana) but our business office people were also concerned about gift card purchases. They had always just said no gift cards in the past. In this Ipad, application world…"
Mar 15, 2011
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Mar 2, 2011
Marianna DeMott replied to Karen Kliegman's discussion Setting Up Nook accounts/purchasing ebooks in the group Nook Users
"Karen, Below is  the policy our corporation came up with to address this issue. It was helpful that both our school and corporation administration is forward looking and actually encouraged me to apply for a grant to buy our nook…"
Mar 2, 2011
Marianna DeMott commented on Marianna DeMott's blog post Getting the Nooks to Students
"I somehow managed to get the right card. I'd ask someone at Wal Mart. So far our card is working.  I am not paying any fees for mine."
Feb 23, 2011
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Feb 23, 2011
Marianna DeMott commented on Marianna DeMott's blog post Broken E-readers?
"Our nooks are the B & W ones. I've moved the hard plugin to a tiny pouch that is attached to the zipper have not had any breakage since doing that. Crossing my fingers. I'm pretty sure it was pressure on the screen from that part that…"
Feb 23, 2011

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Where do you teach?
Library Media Specialist
What grade level do you teach?
High School
Do you own a Kindle or other ereader?
Other
What kind of computer do you use?
Mac

Marianna DeMott's Blog

Crazed Nook screen

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

I just got another nook classic back with a screen failure. I went down to question the student who returned it.
His answer: "No I didn't drop it, no I didn't put anything heavy on it, yes it was on the top in my book bag. I just opened the cover and it was broken."…
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Case Update

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 2:40pm 0 Comments

Broken E-readers?

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 2:27pm 7 Comments

I really hate to bring this one up but it is a problem for me.  Let me start out by saying Barnes and Noble has been wonderful about replacing any Nook that has broken. That being said, I'm waiting to send my sixth nook back. All of the problems have been screen failure. All of the students except one have said they were very careful with the device, only one admitted to dropping theirs, but that one said the device was in the  padded case and that it wasn't a serious drop. All of the kids…

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Screen Failure

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:58am 0 Comments

I think I've finally figured out why I was having so many screen failures on our nooks. I'll be sending our 5th of 16 nooks in for replacement. I love the case I bought from M-edge accessories. It's a well padded, snug case but I think a design flaw is that the power cord fits best in the front pocket. The plug end of the cord is quite hard and the screen failures have happened at the point that this part of the power cord touches the screen. I'm asking my students to transfer that part of… Continue

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At 7:08pm on June 8, 2011, Kate Eileen Byrnes said…

Hi Marianna,

 

Will DeLamater recommended that I contact you.  I am finishing up my masters degree in library science and my dissertation project is on using e-readers with students for instructional purposes.  I am interviewing educators about their experience with this.  Is this something that you would be interested in helping me with?  Just let me know!  Thanks!!

 

Kate

At 2:46pm on October 27, 2010, Lael DuBois said…
Marianna, I love all of your ideas. This is great place to start to find many answers. Thanks for all of your help!
At 5:10pm on May 10, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
I think digital text will certainly be part of any tech oriented school! I love reading Kindle books on my iPhone, and Google books as well. Very convenient, supports spur of the moment reading in a way nothing else can. I wrote a research brief on how font size affects reading rate; you can get it here--might help.
At 4:38pm on May 10, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
Hi Marianna, and welcome! What other kind of ereader do you use?
 
 
 

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