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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
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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!!)
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…Continue
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Added by Will DeLamater on November 12, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Based on the success of our middle school Kindle program (each of our 8th grade students now have their own Kindle to use for their Literature class plus our 7th graders are using Kindles in their Literature class as well) I had wanted to see how we could use the Kindles in the lower grades.
I recently read in The Reading Teacher Magazine, an article by Lotta C. Larson, "Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response." I did a bit of searching to see what else she…Continue