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What is YOUR reaction to the iPad Mini?

With Apple's introduction of a smaller iPad (the "iPad Mini"), I would like to get your initial reaction. Please click on the link below to take a five-question survey. I will share the results with everyone in a few days!

Click here to take survey

Added by Will DeLamater on October 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Active Reading: Using Kindle to Engage Learners

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(original post from my blog www.middleschool101.com)

I've been a reader my whole life... I think it goes without saying that I love technology as well. I got my Kindle in early April of 2009. I was not one of those people who was afraid of the e-reader because it didn't "smell like a… Continue

Added by Megan Palevich on September 20, 2010 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Social Studies Teachers

My first three teachers are social studies teachers. I really thought it would be language arts... I offered the Kindle to Language Arts and Social Studies teachers first because I feel it would be easier to work with them. Three Social Studies teachers, 1 6th grade and 2 7th grade, have answered the call.



The sixth grade teacher wants to use the Kindles as an enrichment/extension activity. The students would read and comment on The Lightning Thief after completing a study on Ancient… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 18, 2010 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

A survey on e-readers in the classroom -- what do teachers and students think?

Some good studies have already provided useful information on the use of Kindles in the classroom. We are trying to get additional information through the following survey, -- for those of you who used Kindle or an e-reader in a
classroom, either as a teacher or a student. Thanks in advance for your
participation!


http://questionpro.com/t/AEAdDZHhGL


Added by elizabeth on May 17, 2010 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

Choosing Teachers

I get to choose 12 educators to test out the Kindle over the summer. They have to tell me:
  • what unit the Kindle would be used in
  • how they envision interacting with students via the kindle
Teachers have to complete a monthly open-ended survey on their uses of the Kindle. I'm hoping to tackle any bugs by "testing" it through them before rolling them out to students.

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 10, 2010 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

Granted!

I was just awarded a $3600 grant to buy 12 kindles for our middle school. The grant requested 6 Kindles for library use and 6 for classroom use.



The Library Kindles would have popular materials and some music as well as a few audible books. The classroom Kindles would have subject specific trade novels to be used in small groups. I would also load magazine and/or newspaper subscriptions to the Teacher Kindle.



I requested that 12 teachers would be chosen to test the Kindle in… Continue

Added by Kathy M Burnette on May 7, 2010 at 11:09pm — 3 Comments

Compiling Tools

Is it possible to use this forum to collectively compile a group of tools for use by students on a Kindle? I am thinking of research and developing as PDF files or mobi. files various reference charts and tools that would be useful for a variety of age groups.



I found a number of math formulae through a search on About.com and there are also many variations of the Periodic Chart of the Elements as an example. Is there a public domain version of Roget's Thesaurus that we could convert… Continue

Added by Kraig D. Pritts on April 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Nook vs Kindle

Recently the administrators at my HS purchased 1 Kindle and 1 Nook to see which works best in a public school setting. We have yet to roll it out fully to the students; however, the ones who come into my office found the Kindle to be the most user friendly. At the same time, the Nook is sleeker and the color screen is appealing. We also discovered it takes more "clicks" to get to highlight a sentence or go back to the menu with the Nook. Furthermore, if you have thicker fingers it may be…

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Added by Allison Farmer on April 14, 2010 at 9:01am — 3 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

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