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We are just getting into working with eReaders at our school library and we have both nooks and kindles.
I am wondering if there is a way that you can lock the students out from the settings on both devices so that they cannot change or look at the credit card information?
Also do you need to register each device separately if you want to have them genre specific? We would like to have one designated for classics, one that is just guy reads, etc.
I work in an Information Center for an intermediate school district. I have a Nook Touch and a 3rd gen Kindle that I check out to employees so that they can see how e-readers work and compare the models. I have some books on each device. An employee suggested that to make the e-readers more desirable to check out that I offer a service of adding public library books per an employee's request.
First, our departmental secretary would have to check the books out because the…Continue
Added by Judy Hauser on January 9, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
I recently purchased Nooks for my students. Before signing them out, I thought I should have a contract of sorts (you break it you replace it) and/or a e-reader Dos and Don'ts list. Does anyone have such things that I can use with my students? Have any of you used them? If so, what are your thoughts?
Also is there any advice you'd like to share with a first time e-reader teacher, something you wish you had thought of before use.
A few days ago, I checked out the first 3 Nooks for literature circles/book clubs!!! The students were SO excited and I'm so happy to have the program up and running! I wish I had taken pictures, but it was in the middle of another class, so I just didn't have the time. You can read the full post on my Wordpress blog, A Wrinkle in Tech. I hope to have some more reflections and thoughts after I teach the rest of 4th and 5th…Continue
This is the record I modified from ACCESS PA for use at my school. Feel free to download it and upload to your library's OPAC. It already has 6 copies/Nooks listed, so you can change the barcode numbers as needed.
MARC title record for Nook Simple Touch Ereaders (Right-click on the link and "Save Link As" to download the…Continue
Added by C Adams on October 25, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Added by Marianna DeMott on October 14, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Hello All! I'm so glad that I found the eBook Educators Group! It's nice to know that I'm not jumping into the world of e-reader technology blind.
I have 60 Kindles to be used with two high school English classes. I'm planning to set them up next week and I thought I'd ask a few questions before attempting the task. First, can you set up all the Kindles on one account? I know that I can load one book on 6 Kindles. Can I buy 10 copies on the same account and load them onto…Continue
Read our middle school RTI Reading teacher's account of her unit of study with her students using the e-book, The Last Bus Out, by Beck McDowell.
Added by Kathleen Parker on May 5, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
Follettshelf is off and running here. We are a K-8 public school. I chose to have our first shelf target our 6-8 graders with an eye of adding the 5th grade very soon.
The pluses are that students can select their choices from any Internet connected device. To get all the current bells and whistles of FollettShelf they need to read off a computer or laptop (any platform). They can read from mobile devices but in the ebook format. Very doable just fewer…Continue
I really like the one from M-Edge. It zips but allows access to the charging port. I slip my thin reading light in the zipper pocket. I am glad you advised about compression issues with carrying the charger with the Kindle. I usually put the charger in another small zipper bag with my iPod charger for when I am on the go. On a daily basis I set up a charging station in the classroom and one at home.
I will be more watchful of the compression issue with loading down my backpack when I…Continue
Added by D. Hentzel on February 24, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments
We have 12 Nooks that I will check out to students. What cases are you using for circulation? Cases from Barnes and Noble are rather expensive, I've found an OK one on Amazon for about $13.00 - that price is better. Any suggestions?
I really hate to bring this one up but it is a problem for me. Let me start out by saying Barnes and Noble has been wonderful about replacing any Nook that has broken. That being said, I'm waiting to send my sixth nook back. All of the problems have been screen failure. All of the students except one have said they were very careful with the device, only one admitted to dropping theirs, but that one said the device was in the padded case and that it wasn't a serious drop. All of the kids…Continue
Q. What do I need to know about E-book lending and borrowing?
The concept of borrowing and lending ebooks can be a confusing issue for teachers and librarians. We held a webinar on Tuesday evening that focused on E-book Lending and Borrowing…Continue
Added by Jeremy Rinkel on January 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Added by Marianna DeMott on January 5, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments
I had never purchased a store credit card in the past so I can't claim to be an expert. What worked for us was buying a green dot card from Wal Mart. It's a Visa card. You will need to put a minumum amount of money on the card, I think it's $20, I believe it then functions as a debit card. The card costs $3.00. There's a plethora of cards at the check out, but this is the one that our B & N manager suggested would work for us and so far it has. I have had to pay no fees and the only…Continue
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!!)