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Here at Southwestern, all of the HS libraries own Kindles that we load and then lend out just like books. We will NOT be using WhisperCast, since it would prevent us from using the cost effective 1:6 ratio. Also, we were not interested in our District managing our Kindles for us, as we feel we understand the mission and purpose of each of our school libraries better than they do. So we were planning on not using WhisperCast anyway, the keeping of the 1:6 ratio was a bonus, as we…Continue
My school has been given 50 simple touch nooks as a gift. It is our first step into electronic devices and any advice that can be offered will be most gratefully received. All we have done so far is to register them, each in account with six books. I have heard from a number of sources that Barnes and Noble are really wonderful to work with.
Well, my school has decided to take the plunge (in the shallow end of course) for implementing Nooks as a 1:1 device starting with our Freshman next year. We started this adventure this school year by purchasing Nooks for all teachers and classroom sets (30) for each of our English classes. It has been an adventure so far, with most of the challenges coming from managing the devices. We decided not to go B&N managed in order to keep the 1:6 title ratio, but I can tell you that it is…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Meg Griswold on January 30, 2013 at 8:57pm — No Comments
I am sure that all you Kindle-philes were delighted to see that Amazon has responded to just about every objection educators have ever voiced about trying to manage multiple devices with its WhisperCast release.
In short, WhisperCast is a free management tool for schools and organizations who want to distribute content across multiple devices, and who want to exercise more control over the operation of those devices. You can get the details from Amazon right…Continue
Hey everyone, I am a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. For my dissertation I am examining the use of e-readers with students diagnosed with autism in grades 3-6. If you have students diagnosed with autism currently in your class in grades 3-6 and are willing to help, can you please inbox or comment? I am in need of participants. There will be no direct contact with me and the students, I just need to know how often they use the technology. I am also willing to help anyone…Continue
Added by Christina Khan on October 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments
With Apple's introduction of a smaller iPad (the "iPad Mini"), I would like to get your initial reaction. Please click on the link below to take a five-question survey. I will share the results with everyone in a few days!
Added by Will DeLamater on October 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I hope everyone is having a great school year! I just released the first edition of my new publication Classroom Tech Monthly. Classroom Tech Monthly strives to provide helpful tips and articles to teachers that implement and use ereaders, tablets, and other technology in their classrooms. The first issue can be found here. Each issue will have a question of the month, iPad app of the month, Kindle Korner, and much more! I plan to…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rinkel on October 16, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
My students used the Kindle for PC app today in a great way to support our analysis of The Secret Life of Bees.
How else are you all using ebooks and associated apps?
PadCamp is a free unconference devote to exploring the use of tablets, e-readers and other handheld mobile devices in K-12 education. PadCamp will be held in New Jersey on Thursday, August 16, 2012. I am not a PadCamp organizer, but I will be attending. Just wondering if anyone else from this Ning will also be attending.
Added by Celeste Payne on July 29, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments
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.
We are just getting into working with eReaders at our school library and we have both nooks and kindles.
I am wondering if there is a way that you can lock the students out from the settings on both devices so that they cannot change or look at the credit card information?
Also do you need to register each device separately if you want to have them genre specific? We would like to have one designated for classics, one that is just guy reads, etc.
I work in an Information Center for an intermediate school district. I have a Nook Touch and a 3rd gen Kindle that I check out to employees so that they can see how e-readers work and compare the models. I have some books on each device. An employee suggested that to make the e-readers more desirable to check out that I offer a service of adding public library books per an employee's request.
First, our departmental secretary would have to check the books out because the…Continue
Added by Judy Hauser on January 9, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
I recently purchased Nooks for my students. Before signing them out, I thought I should have a contract of sorts (you break it you replace it) and/or a e-reader Dos and Don'ts list. Does anyone have such things that I can use with my students? Have any of you used them? If so, what are your thoughts?
Also is there any advice you'd like to share with a first time e-reader teacher, something you wish you had thought of before use.
A few days ago, I checked out the first 3 Nooks for literature circles/book clubs!!! The students were SO excited and I'm so happy to have the program up and running! I wish I had taken pictures, but it was in the middle of another class, so I just didn't have the time. You can read the full post on my Wordpress blog, A Wrinkle in Tech. I hope to have some more reflections and thoughts after I teach the rest of 4th and 5th…Continue
This is the record I modified from ACCESS PA for use at my school. Feel free to download it and upload to your library's OPAC. It already has 6 copies/Nooks listed, so you can change the barcode numbers as needed.
MARC title record for Nook Simple Touch Ereaders (Right-click on the link and "Save Link As" to download…Continue
Added by C Adams on October 25, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Added by Marianna DeMott on October 14, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Hello All! I'm so glad that I found the eBook Educators Group! It's nice to know that I'm not jumping into the world of e-reader technology blind.
I have 60 Kindles to be used with two high school English classes. I'm planning to set them up next week and I thought I'd ask a few questions before attempting the task. First, can you set up all the Kindles on one account? I know that I can load one book on 6 Kindles. Can I buy 10 copies on the same account and load them onto…Continue
Read our middle school RTI Reading teacher's account of her unit of study with her students using the e-book, The Last Bus Out, by Beck McDowell.
Added by Kathleen Parker on May 5, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments