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May 2010 Blog Posts (5)

First Snag - How to Purchase the Kindles

ARGH! We are not allowed to purchase gift cards using our purchase order accounts and that means I have no way to purchase the Kindle even though I have money. We received the check for $3,600 but it's made out to our school. This means it must go into a school account and we must use a purchase order. Not quite sure what to do next...

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 29, 2010 at 8:09pm — 2 Comments

Social Studies Teachers

My first three teachers are social studies teachers. I really thought it would be language arts... I offered the Kindle to Language Arts and Social Studies teachers first because I feel it would be easier to work with them. Three Social Studies teachers, 1 6th grade and 2 7th grade, have answered the call.



The sixth grade teacher wants to use the Kindles as an enrichment/extension activity. The students would read and comment on The Lightning Thief after completing a study on Ancient… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 18, 2010 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

A survey on e-readers in the classroom -- what do teachers and students think?

Some good studies have already provided useful information on the use of Kindles in the classroom. We are trying to get additional information through the following survey, -- for those of you who used Kindle or an e-reader in a
classroom, either as a teacher or a student. Thanks in advance for your
participation!


http://questionpro.com/t/AEAdDZHhGL


Added by elizabeth on May 17, 2010 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

Choosing Teachers

I get to choose 12 educators to test out the Kindle over the summer. They have to tell me:
  • what unit the Kindle would be used in
  • how they envision interacting with students via the kindle
Teachers have to complete a monthly open-ended survey on their uses of the Kindle. I'm hoping to tackle any bugs by "testing" it through them before rolling them out to students.

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 10, 2010 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

Granted!

I was just awarded a $3600 grant to buy 12 kindles for our middle school. The grant requested 6 Kindles for library use and 6 for classroom use.



The Library Kindles would have popular materials and some music as well as a few audible books. The classroom Kindles would have subject specific trade novels to be used in small groups. I would also load magazine and/or newspaper subscriptions to the Teacher Kindle.



I requested that 12 teachers would be chosen to test the Kindle in… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 7, 2010 at 11:09pm — 3 Comments

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