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September 2010 Blog Posts (5)

First Checkouts!

Holy Moley! Today I announced to students that we have 5 Nooks available for checkout. I reminded them they would have to complete an agreement form and have it signed by their parents. By the end of the day, all but 1 Nook was checked out!

Not how I saw things going. I was hoping that students would use the computer catalog to look up a book and if the book was out, but a nook version was available, they would then want to check out the Nook. Students did not even check to see what… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on September 27, 2010 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

Active Reading: Using Kindle to Engage Learners


(original post from my blog www.middleschool101.com)

I've been a reader my whole life... I think it goes without saying that I love technology as well. I got my Kindle in early April of 2009. I was not one of those people who was afraid of the e-reader because it didn't "smell like a… Continue

Added by Megan Palevich on September 20, 2010 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

On my ebook confusion

Thought I'd share my recent post on the view from my school library http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/2010/09/17/celebrating-the-ebook-mess/

Added by Joyce Valenza on September 18, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Nook Update and Checkout Thoughts

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but it was a busy summer. I've just gotten all except 2 Nooks back (one I have) and am getting them ready to use with students. There was some press when we received the grant so most of the students know about the Nooks and are super excited.

The staff members who tested the Nooks this summer really enjoyed them. The only naysayer was the principal who said she likes looking at printed books too much to get an ereader. I reminded her that it's just… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on September 10, 2010 at 7:17pm — 5 Comments

Got the money! How do I buy ebooks

I have a $5,000 ebook reader/ebook grant : ) Now the hard part! How do I buy the books? Check was to the school corporation. State board of accounts does not like gift cards. I have to have a credit card on file which makes the business people very nervous. How do you buy these books?

Added by Marianna DeMott on September 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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