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Meg Griswold posted a blog post

The Kindle for PC/Mac/iPhone/Android Apps--why aren't they improving?

At a 1:1 school, all of our students can access the Kindle App on their Lenovo tablets.  This is great for public domain texts.  It is great for me to use as I teach by projecting the App onto the board so that we can do close readings of a passage.  But, it is frozen in time.  No updates, no changes, no improvements.  It feels like the App is the red headed stepchild at Amazon. Here is what I want: I want to be able to tag my notes and then search my notes and sort my notes by tag *across my…See More
Jan 30, 2013
Meg Griswold commented on Will DeLamater's blog post WhisperCast Changes Everything! Or does it?
"I teach at a school where the students bring their own devices for e-reading, and they purchase their own books/ebooks, so Whispercast doesn't really bring much to the table.  I can set the wi-fi from Whispercast, but I could just as…"
Jan 30, 2013
Will DeLamater commented on Meg Griswold's blog post Using Kindles/the Kindle app for literary analysis
"Very cool post and great use of Kindles in the classroom. We used to have to do this kind of analysis outside the classroom on a computer, if we could find a complete digital text. This really shows how the device can move learning along in real…"
Sep 27, 2012
Meg Griswold posted a blog post

Using Kindles/the Kindle app for literary analysis

My students used the Kindle for PC app today in a great way to support our analysis of The Secret Life of Bees. http://mykindleclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-power-of-kindles-in-literary.htmlHow else are you all using ebooks and associated apps?See More
Sep 26, 2012
Meg Griswold commented on Meg Griswold's blog post Launching a "My Kindle Classroom" blog!
"Judy, I don't know of any surveys, but I think one would be pretty easy to create.  I think it would be great to have the students/teacher create a survey themselves, based on their experience.  That would give them a great sense of…"
Sep 25, 2012
Judy Hauser commented on Meg Griswold's blog post Launching a "My Kindle Classroom" blog!
"Hi Meg - I work in an intermediate school district library and I'm about to send out a classroom set of e-readers to a school for a teacher and her class to use. Do you have or know of any surveys I could have the students and teacher fill out…"
Sep 25, 2012
Meg Griswold commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Reading
"I am piloting a Kindle classroom experiment at the independent school in Nashville where I work.  I really want to start to play around with the public notes and highlights, so that as a class reads, they can see what their peers and I are…"
Jul 7, 2012
Meg Griswold posted a blog post

Launching a "My Kindle Classroom" blog!

Hi All!I am launching a blog called "My Kindle Classroom" where I will be writing about teaching with a Kindle and teaching students with Kindles.  I would love your input and feedback.  Any tips or post recommendations are very welcome.  mykindleclassroom.blogspot.comThanks,Meg GriswoldSee More
Jul 1, 2012
Meg Griswold replied to Kitty Shadman's discussion Sharing thoughts & highlights with others
"Here is the link to the amazon instructions on how to follow a certain group of readers.  You can have students each create a profile, then they can "follow" each other.  Then you can see the notes and marks of that circle as you…"
Jul 1, 2012
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Reading

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about how we are using or planning on using ereaders in the reading classroom.
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High School

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about how we are using or planning on using ereaders in the high school classroom.
Jul 1, 2012
Karen Stone left a comment for Meg Griswold
"Greetings, and welcome to the group!  To get started, 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…"
Jun 30, 2012
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Jun 30, 2012

Profile Information

Where do you teach?
Harpeth Hall
What grade level do you teach?
9th and 10th
Do you own a Kindle or other ereader?
Kindle
What kind of computer do you use?
PC
Where did you learn about this site?
Linked from the EduKindle blog

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The Kindle for PC/Mac/iPhone/Android Apps--why aren't they improving?

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:57pm 0 Comments

At a 1:1 school, all of our students can access the Kindle App on their Lenovo tablets.  This is great for public domain texts.  It is great for me to use as I teach by projecting the App onto the board so that we can do close readings of a passage.  But, it is frozen in time.  No updates, no changes, no improvements.  It feels like the App is the red headed stepchild at Amazon. 

Here is what I want: I want to be able to tag my notes and then search my notes and sort my notes…

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Using Kindles/the Kindle app for literary analysis

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:03pm 1 Comment

My students used the Kindle for PC app today in a great way to support our analysis of The Secret Life of Bees

http://mykindleclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-power-of-kindles-in-literary.html

How else are you all using ebooks and associated apps?

Launching a "My Kindle Classroom" blog!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 9:12am 2 Comments

Hi All!

I am launching a blog called "My Kindle Classroom" where I will be writing about teaching with a Kindle and teaching students with Kindles.  I would love your input and feedback.  Any tips or post recommendations are very welcome.  

mykindleclassroom.blogspot.com

Thanks,

Meg Griswold

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At 1:26pm on June 30, 2012, Karen Stone said…

Greetings, and welcome to the group! 

To get started, 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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