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Nooks and Kindles


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. 



Added by Kathryn Keller on April 12, 2012 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Checking out public library books on a library e-reader

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…


Added by Judy Hauser on January 9, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Contract for e-reader use?

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.


Added by Anna Newcombe on December 12, 2011 at 5:16am — 3 Comments

My Nook program has officially started!

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…


Added by C Adams on December 5, 2011 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

MARC record for Nook Ereader

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…


Added by C Adams on October 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My first video blog for my Nook program

Inspired by Buffy Hamilton's The Unquiet Library, I posted my first video on A Wrinkle in Tech, my blog where I'm documenting all of the adventures in starting a Nook lending program.  The link is http://awrinkleintech.wordpress.com if anyone is interested in subscribing or using my resources.  I borrowed a lot from Buffy Hamilton and Kathy Parker, and feel free to use and modify… Continue

Added by C Adams on October 25, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Crazed Nook screen

I just got another nook classic back with a screen failure. I went down to question the student who returned it.
His answer: "No I didn't drop it, no I didn't put anything heavy on it, yes it was on the top in my book bag. I just opened the cover and it was broken."…

Added by Marianna DeMott on October 14, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Can you organize all your Kindles on 1 Amazon account?

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…


Added by Ms. Tong on August 24, 2011 at 11:40am — 4 Comments

Hurricane Katrina & the Emergence of a High School Hero

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 has launched - 6th grade done; 7th on Monday


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…


Added by Elisabeth LeBris on May 5, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Worldreader- Books for All

The nonprofit organization Worldreader works to promote literacy in 3rd world countries by digitally publishing local literature and placing eReaders in remote locations.  Imagine going from a world with no books to having access to your own cultural literature and the entire world’s library at the click of a button. Worldreader has a great study called… Continue

Added by Sara Rhyne on April 24, 2011 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Case Update


Added by Marianna DeMott on March 2, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Successfull Covers

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…


Added by D. Hentzel on February 24, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

How Many Nooks Can You Use

How many nooks can you download one book?

Added by Dee Ann Poynor on February 24, 2011 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

Nook Cases

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?

Jean Ann

Added by Jean Ann Craycraft on January 20, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Broken E-readers?

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…


Added by Marianna DeMott on January 20, 2011 at 2:27pm — 7 Comments

FAQs for eBook Educators Group Users

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…


Added by Jeremy Rinkel on January 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Screen Failure

I think I've finally figured out why I was having so many screen failures on our nooks. I'll be sending our 5th of 16 nooks in for replacement. I love the case I bought from M-edge accessories. It's a well padded, snug case but I think a design flaw is that the power cord fits best in the front pocket. The plug end of the cord is quite hard and the screen failures have happened at the point that this part of the power cord touches the screen. I'm asking my students to transfer that part of… Continue

Added by Marianna DeMott on January 5, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Credit Cards

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…


Added by Marianna DeMott on January 5, 2011 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

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…


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

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