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October 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Long live the Kindle!

I am on my third - and loved it right from the start! This awesome technology should be mandatory in schools and force the textbook publishers to publish e-versions of their text - students' backpacks are outrageously heavy!



I share my Kindle with my students - love it and many have purchased one. (I should work on commission for amazon :-)



I would love to see more movement in my school district towards adoption of this great learning tool and am continuing to work towards… Continue

Added by Sue Russell on October 28, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

First Kindle Lesson

So, Monday I introduced the Kindles to my class. The kids say they are "awesome". One student says she prefers the Kindle because she doesn't have to worry about a book that may fall apart.

They already are in love with the built in dictionary. This makes learning new vocabulary a snap.

I did learn a valuable lesson today, though. Once a book is on a Kindle it is there forever. A student in another class accidentally downloaded the last copy I had available for…

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Added by Janette Gallup on October 27, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Conflicting Information regarding circulation of e-readers

I just returned from a web 2.0 reading conference and was told that it is a violation of the Kindle purchase agreement to circulate kindles to library patrons (this includes school libraries). The presenter was a professor from Simmons College who is supposed to be expert in the field..... Anyone want to weigh in on the veracity of this?

Added by Maureen Plourd on October 27, 2010 at 2:04pm — 4 Comments

The List of Eligible Members for October Giveaway

This list is current as of today, and will be updated daily until the clock strikes midnight on the 31st. If you belong on the list but don't see your name, send me a message and I will make sure you are included. I plan to do the drawing live at the webinar on the 9th (but you don't need to be in attendance to win).



Eligible members:

  1. Ashley Greene
  2. Dee Martin
  3. Peg DeMott
  4. Theresa Reagan
  5. Julie Ahern
  6. Linn…
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Added by Will DeLamater on October 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Kindle/Nook Giveaway Details Here

I am going to give away a wifi Kindle 3 or Nook (winner's choice) to one lucky Kindle, Nook (and more!) Educator Group member. What do you have to do to get into the drawing?



Ning members will be eligible for the drawing if they do ALL of the following by October 31:



1. have an uploaded picture/avatar for their account (the photo upload is right at the top of the settings on your Profile page); if you have already done this, you have fulfilled… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on October 26, 2010 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Getting the Nooks to Students

Here’s the latest scoop on my progress toward getting my 16 nooks out to students.

Here are the biggest problems and my solutions:

1. Purchasing titles:

a. You have to have to have a credit card on file to register the nook or to purchase titles. Solution: I went to Walmart and purchased a $4.00 green dot card and loaded it with $20.00 (minimum).

b. Gift cards. State board of accounts in Indiana “frowns” on gift cards. Mostly because they need to see how the money is being… Continue

Added by Marianna DeMott on October 25, 2010 at 10:25am — 10 Comments

Resources

I added a section on my page yesterday. Links to resources, blogs, ebooks, kindles. I would love to learn more if anyone has a good link to share.


Added by Dee Martin on October 21, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

Nook Checkout Form

NookCheckout.pdf

I hope you guys can read this. Let me know! This is the one I modified from Kathy Parker's example.

Added by Kathy M Burnette on October 20, 2010 at 7:11pm — 3 Comments

Books, Bags, and Forms

The Nook Checkout is still going strong. I just added new books. We have a combination of the main book used in each grade, classics, and popular series titles. I did an informal survey of students coming to the library to choose what books to add. Barnes and Noble did a few weeks of classics for free and I made sure to download them. We also have these series: Mortal Instruments, Gone, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, Heroes of Olympus, Gallagher Girls, Vladimir Tod, Maximum Ride and some stand… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on October 20, 2010 at 6:52pm — No Comments

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