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7th Grade Seneca Kindle Students

The font that everyone prefers to use with the Kindle 2 is the largest font size. When you go to the next page, the "flash" on the screen, doesn't bother our eyes.
We keep our place/location using the Kindle 2 by writing it down the location number. This way when we use the Kindle 2 we can search by location number.

Added by Kathleen Parker on December 4, 2009 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

7th Grade Seneca Kindle Students

We are 7th grade students at Seneca Grade School and enjoy using Kindles in our RTI class. One reason we like Kindles better than using a book because we can change the font size. We like the largest font because it makes us read faster.

Another nice thing is to use the dictionary when we don't know what a word means right away.

Also, another feature is we like the fact we don't have to carry around alot of books because the Kindle has a variety of titles downloaded onto it.

On… Continue

Added by Kathleen Parker on November 20, 2009 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Kathy Parker and Her Kindle Crew - Update # 2

Here are comments and thoughts about the use of the Amazon Kindle from our RTI teacher, Tiffany Wheeler, our 7th grade Language/Literature teacher, Mark Giertz, and our 8th grade Language/Literature teacher, Steve Novario.



Tiffany Wheeler:

RTI students enjoy using the Kindles. Mrs. Parker and I developed a list of Reluctant Reader Titles for the students. Some students have commented they like to use the dictionary feature. I have had some students develop their own vocabulary… Continue

Added by Kathleen Parker on November 13, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Kathy Parker and Her Kindle Crew - Update # 2

Here are comments and thoughts about the use of the Amazon Kindle from our RTI teacher, Tiffany Wheeler, our 7th grade Language/Literature teacher, Mark Giertz, and our 8th grade Language/Literature teacher, Steve Novario.



Tiffany Wheeler:

RTI students enjoy using the Kindles. Mrs. Parker and I developed a list of Reluctant Reader Titles for the students. Some students have commented they like to use the dictionary feature. I have had some students develop their own vocabulary… Continue

Added by Kathleen Parker on November 13, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Kathy Parker and Her Kindle Crew - Update

We are now going to allow our 8th grade students to take the Kindles they are using in their Lang/Lit classes home! After much feedback and discussion we felt for the students to totally benefit from the Kindle reading experience they needed to be allowed to take them home. I ordered some padded Kindle carrying pouches for the students to use. We have written up a Kindle Checkout Form for parents and students to sign.

I will post another update as to how the teachers are using them in… Continue

Added by Kathleen Parker on November 12, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

I just canceled my Kindle 2 order

When Amazon announced the availability of the Kindle 2 for international customers, including the Netherlands where I live, I was excited. Finally we too would get full access to the Kindle store via Whispernet. Like I wrote in this blog, I sold my BeBook and pre-ordered a Kindle 2.



But, the information that arrived afterwards cooled down my excitement and enthusiasm very rapidly. I… Continue

Added by Pierre Gorissen on October 10, 2009 at 1:10am — No Comments

I sold my Bebook 1 pre-ordered a Kindle 2 international

When I bought my BeBook last March, it was my first eBook reader. Amazon didn't sell the DX yet and Kindles were available only in the US. I was happy with the BeBook even though it didn't have whispernet, notes, search. I did have folder though.



After the DX arrived I went through the trouble of ordering one through a company that offers a service where you can have Amazon ship it to their address in the US and they then ship it to you in the Netherlands (for a fee of… Continue

Added by Pierre Gorissen on October 7, 2009 at 9:13am — 3 Comments

Sony versus Kindle, First Impressions

I've had my Sony Pocket Edition for a couple or weeks now and I have to say that I like it. It is a handsome unit, very tight and solid. It fits in the palm of your hand and, yes, in the pocket of your pants.



I was drawn to this ereader because of the size. My Kindle DX spends most of its time on and end table in my living room because of its size--the DX is just not that convenient to carry. The DX needs to go inside my bag next to the folders and legal pads (where it fits very… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on September 25, 2009 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Kindle 2 and DX

Kathy Parker in IL was looking for keyboard shortcuts for the Kindle 2s she has at her school. The list I use was compiled by Geek Tonic from a variety of Kindle resources including Kindleboards, Kindlemania, Mobileread, BlogKindle, and iReaderReview--all recommended blogs and boards for Kindle Educators. I have also created a PDF version for everyone; it can be downloaded and printed… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on September 23, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

A First Look at the Sony Pocket Edition eReader

This is a video I shot of the "unboxing" of my new Sony "pocket"-sized ereader. You can read more back at the… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on September 23, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

Free 3-Month Subscription to ENCOUNTER Magazine Available

As the publisher of ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice (and a recent Edukindle subscriber), I would like to a free 3-month subscription to the magazine to all Edukindle subscribers.



ENCOUNTER is in the process of transforming its current paper-only edition into a unique paper/digital hybrid magazine that involves the biweekly distribution of forthcoming articles to subscribers in pdf and e-book formats, a blog that provides subscribers with the opportunity to comment… Continue

Added by Charles Jakiela on September 21, 2009 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Kindlepedia for Educators - Information on the fly!

Just a note to all of you starting back to school in the next couple of weeks: Kindlepedia was originally designed to support teachers' ability to select information for students to read on virtually any subject at pretty much the touch of a button. If you have a Kindle that kids will be using, why not load on a couple of articles as supplementary reading for a history, science, art, language, or English class? One of the… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on August 24, 2009 at 6:49am — No Comments

Kindlepedia Heads to the Netherlands and the BeBook

Thanks to Pierre Gorissen from Eindhoven, Netherlands, for sharing pictures of a Kindlepedia article displayed on the screen of a BeBook ereader. The BeBook is produced by a… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on June 24, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Kindles for Title I Classrooms

I am about to implement ten Kindles in our elementary Title I classrooms. These Kindles will be used by both Title I and General Education teachers to work with Title I students. Our teachers are excited about the possibility of having multiple texts available to our students at a moments notice. The fact that we can download texts onto multiple Kindles is very attractive.

Added by Scott Bloom on June 23, 2009 at 10:50pm — 6 Comments

Will DeLamater in this weeks The Kindle Chronicles podcast #48

Will DeLamater is being interviewed in this weeks The Kindle Chronicles podcast (TKC 48 ). He talks about the DX and its use in the educational sector. He explains how the Kindle could save a lot of paper at universities even though the DX in practice isn't always as good as the Amazon ads would make you to expect.

The interview starts at about 11 minutes into the episode.

Added by Pierre Gorissen on June 20, 2009 at 3:10am — No Comments

Screencast on using KindlePedia



View the video on YouTube (if you like it please leave a rating at YouTube) I created a screencast about how you can use Kindlepedia to create Mobipocket files.

In the screencast I also explain how I created a scriptlet that you can put on the bookmark bar of your browser.

With that you are always only one click away from creating Kindlepedia eBook.

The part of the video… Continue

Added by Pierre Gorissen on June 19, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Kindlepedia Adds Support for Dutch Wikipedia

Good news! The Kindlepedia now supports the Dutch Wikipedia. Just insert a URL of a Wikipedia article that begins with "nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/[your topc here]" (example: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabriek ) and the Kindlepedia will return your article. Very exciting--thanks to Joshua and Derek for putting this together! Enjoy!

Added by Will DeLamater on June 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

eSchool News Leads with Story on Kindle DX

You know that people are paying attention when eSchool News puts a Kindle story on the front page! The article contains nothing new in terms of information about the DX and the schools that will be piloting it, but several quotes from those involved sum up the situation: The Educator: "Is this the watershed device of electronic text readers we've been waiting for? Or is it just another evolutionary step on the way to that revolutionary device?"… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on June 8, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Is Kindle the perfect learning appliance?

The devices that we use to access content are getting smaller and smaller. One could make the case that the iPod Touch and the iPhone are in fact small pocket computers, and one wouldn't be far from the truth. (The coming update to the iPhone operating system promises to allow, among other things, the ability to cut and paste text.) In the past couple of years, another type of small computer has made a splash in the marketplace, the Amazon Kindle and its raft of look-alike, e-ink and… Continue

Added by Will DeLamater on June 5, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

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