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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Nook vs Kindle

Recently the administrators at my HS purchased 1 Kindle and 1 Nook to see which works best in a public school setting. We have yet to roll it out fully to the students; however, the ones who come into my office found the Kindle to be the most user friendly. At the same time, the Nook is sleeker and the color screen is appealing. We also discovered it takes more "clicks" to get to highlight a sentence or go back to the menu with the Nook. Furthermore, if you have thicker fingers it may be…


Added by Allison Farmer on April 14, 2010 at 9:01am — 3 Comments

M-Edge Accessories

M-Edge Accessories, a leading developer of eReader accessories, has also been helpful in that they have agreed to donate school-branded covers for each…


Added by Kathleen Parker on April 9, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Kathy's Kindle Crew-What Students Have to Say About Kindles

These comments are from students in our RTI (Reading Through Intervention) Program that their teacher recently shared with me. All of the students thought Kindles make them feel they are using modern technology rather than just using a book. Each of the new users also agree they like to read with the larger font size. Kindles make reading exciting and fun.

Johnny commented, "I like all of the different choices of books on the Kindle and it's easier for me to read with the…


Added by Kathleen Parker on April 9, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Kathy Parker's Kindle Crew: 8th Grade Students' Comments

I thought I would share some feedback I received from several 8th grade students this morning concerning their usage of the Amazon Kindle this past school year. It's wonderful to see students embracing this new form of reading! Here's what they had to say:

Mickey: "I read much faster using the Kindle and I basically just like it!" This has been the general consensus from students as well as faculty members using the Kindle.

Riley: "I like it because it's a…


Added by Kathleen Parker on April 7, 2010 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Compiling Tools

Is it possible to use this forum to collectively compile a group of tools for use by students on a Kindle? I am thinking of research and developing as PDF files or mobi. files various reference charts and tools that would be useful for a variety of age groups.

I found a number of math formulae through a search on About.com and there are also many variations of the Periodic Chart of the Elements as an example. Is there a public domain version of Roget's Thesaurus that we could convert… Continue

Added by Kraig D. Pritts on April 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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