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December 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Quick questions about new Kindle purchases.

I recently purchased 3 Kindles to circulate in my high school.  I am trying to set them up so students can not do the one click buying and I also do not have wireless in my media center (yet) (I did purchase the WiFi Kindles though) and I want to download eBooks through USB connection.

 

Can anyone tell me how to do these two things or point me in the right direction for a tutorial or manual (the manual on Amazon is driving me crazy!!)

 

Thanks so…

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Added by Laura Gary-Michel on December 16, 2010 at 9:27pm — 3 Comments

Follett Shelf

Follett Shelf goes live in January. Just met with our rep and her supervisor. Peppered them questions about the future of this application and its future with mobile devices (which is where I am interested in proceeding with my students. we are a K-8 public school district). So far for all the bells and whistles to fire you have to use it on a computer but it is already usable on mobile devices as a simple reader. The true mobility is according to them coming. OK...when would that be…

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Added by Elisabeth LeBris on December 15, 2010 at 4:44pm — 6 Comments

Brown Bag Lunch - E-Reader Roundup

I thought I would let fellow e-reader lovers know that today at MPOW I had a brown bag lunch called E-Reader Roundup. It was for employees and 18 showed up. It was a tight squeeze in the Information Center but a lot of fun. I brought my Nook Color and Sony Reader Pocket Edition. Some folks brought their e-readers: iPad (I know - a tablet but tech services brought it in to show the e-reader functions), new Kindle, old Kindle, Kindle DX, Pandigital, Sony - so we had a nice variety. The majority… Continue

Added by Judy Hauser on December 6, 2010 at 5:43pm — 9 Comments

Google e-books?

I just looked at Google Books: http://books.google.com/ebooks and I see that you can buy books for the Nook and Sony readers. Has anyone tried this yet? Just curious.

Added by Judy Hauser on December 6, 2010 at 11:56am — No Comments

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