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Ectaco Jetbook - a sturdy e-reader

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula O'Rourke Jan 25, 2011. 1 Reply

Screen breakage appears to be a serious problem with E-ink screens and students, so i thought I should point out an alternative. The Jetbook is based on a low power 5" LCD screen. (BTW, there's a…Continue

 

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Paula O'Rourke replied to Nate Hoffelder's discussion Ectaco Jetbook - a sturdy e-reader
"This is good news for those of us who are contemplating e-reader purchases for our schools.  Sounds interesting but when I read the specs for the current models, they recommend using TXT format for the best results.  I'm hoping that…"
Jan 25, 2011
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Ectaco Jetbook - a sturdy e-reader

Screen breakage appears to be a serious problem with E-ink screens and students, so i thought I should point out an alternative. The Jetbook is based on a low power 5" LCD screen. (BTW, there's a second e-reader based on the same hardware, the Aluratek Libre.) I have one, and I've lost count of the number of times I've dropped it (on concrete, even), dug it out from the bottom of my bag, or put things on top of it on my desk. It's so sturdy I don't even use the sleeve anymore. Battery life is…See More
Jan 23, 2011
Nate Hoffelder replied to Amy Brokaw's discussion CIPA requirements
"Yes, you can disable the Whispernet but I don't think it's password protected. A student can simply turn it back on. <- Could someone check this?"
Jan 22, 2011
Nate Hoffelder replied to Amy Brokaw's discussion CIPA requirements
"iOS has parental controls, doesn't it? That would probably fill the need for CIPA. As for the Kindle, the only way to be CIPA compliant would be with the Kindle Wifi, and you'd have to do it with the network. You'd have to have a…"
Jan 20, 2011
Nate Hoffelder replied to Judy Hauser's discussion The Four Agreements as an ebook?
"I used the ebook search engine InkMesh and I found the Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/The-Four-Agreements-ebook/dp/B000W3Q1HG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 The only other editions I found were Audiobooks."
Jan 20, 2011
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Android Tablet Users

The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about the various available android tablets.  Discuss and share your experience.
Jan 20, 2011
Nate Hoffelder left a comment for Will DeLamater
"    Hi Will,   I didn't see your comment until today. (I just now started being an active member.)   I think e-readers are still too expensive for schools, but that should change over the next year or so."
Jan 20, 2011
Nate Hoffelder commented on Marianna DeMott's blog post Broken E-readers?
"Yep, that's normal. These screens are incredibly fragile. I've broken a couple myself, and I _know_ I was careful.    "
Jan 20, 2011
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Nov 15, 2010
Will DeLamater left a comment for Nate Hoffelder
"Hello Nate! 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. Any thoughts on Nook compared to Kindle?"
Oct 28, 2010
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Oct 28, 2010

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At 10:33am on October 28, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
Hello Nate! 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. Any thoughts on Nook compared to Kindle?
 
 
 

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