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Mary Alice Powers
  • Windsor, VT
  • United States
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Mary Alice Powers replied to Melinda Miller's discussion Student use in the group Kindle Users
"I've checked with Buffy Hamilton and several others---as far as library lending go, most are satisfied with "deregistering" the kindles before giving them to students.  Of course, whenever they are returned or when you want to…"
Apr 4, 2011
Marcia Kochel and Mary Alice Powers are now friends
Mar 29, 2011
Mary Alice Powers 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.
Mar 25, 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
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
Mary Alice Powers left a comment for Patty McClune
"Patty- Thanks, friend (I've never been "ning befriended" before.  I did, in fact, pass your posting with the links directly to my vendor/trainer for COMPanion's Alexandria program.  She is in the draft-writing stage of…"
Jan 27, 2011
Mary Alice Powers and Patty McClune are now friends
Jan 27, 2011
Mary Alice Powers commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Library
"Patty- I forwarded your response to my vendor trainer, and I wanted to thank you for helping others as well.  It just shows that there is a need out there and this ning is proving to be an excellent resource!  On behalf of all other school…"
Jan 27, 2011
Mary Alice Powers commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Library
"Cataloging Kindles/iPads and their Titles:  Pardon this "new member".  The Librarian/Trainer for my OPAC vendor wants to write an article for school librarians with directions on how to catalog such devices and the titles…"
Jan 25, 2011
Mary Alice Powers joined Jeremy Rinkel's group
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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.
Jan 25, 2011
Mary Alice Powers 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?
Jan 14, 2011
Mary Alice Powers replied to Michelle Burns Jurkiewicz's discussion American Libraries article about circulating ereaders
"Yes, Michelle, I too just got my American Libraries issue and was wondering the same thing. I also just read a post in the Kindles in the Classroom group that now Amazon is limiting libraries to a bulk order of 3 Kindles max. (instead of the former…"
Dec 2, 2010
Mary Alice Powers joined Will DeLamater's group
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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.
Dec 1, 2010
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Nov 12, 2010
Mary Alice Powers replied to Karen Anderson's discussion Is anyone using the IPAD ?
"Karen- Our IT person is keen on getting me iPads to try for our students because he says it's great for magazines and other apps....so I'm interested in this discussion as well. I'm wondering how iPads compare to Kindles."
Nov 4, 2010
Mary Alice Powers left a comment for Will DeLamater
"Kathy Parker's upcoming webinar is great news for me! I've been taking a 'wait and see' attitude (like Doug Johnson's recent editorial "The E-book Non-Plan" in Library Media Connection, Oct 2010). I just read an…"
Oct 28, 2010

Profile Information

Where do you teach?
Windsor High School
What grade level do you teach?
7-12
Do you own a Kindle or other ereader?
None
What kind of computer do you use?
Mac
Where did you learn about this site?
From a Vermont school librarian

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At 10:29am on October 28, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
Welcome Mary Alice! How do you see ereaders helping kids at school? BTW, check out the webinar we are holding on Nov 9 for educators interested in starting an ereader program at school--details on the home page.
 
 
 

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