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At a 1:1 school, all of our students can access the Kindle App on their Lenovo tablets. This is great for public domain texts. It is great for me to use as I teach by projecting the App onto the board so that we can do close readings of a passage. But, it is frozen in time. No updates, no changes, no improvements. It feels like the App is the red headed stepchild at Amazon.
Here is what I want: I want to be able to tag my notes and then search my notes and sort my notes…Continue
Added by Meg Griswold on January 30, 2013 at 8:57pm — 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
I'm a school library media specialist for grades 4-12. Our high school principal wants to use about $3,000 to purchase Kindles for our high school library. It has to be a pretty quick process, since this is "extra" money that has to be spent before the beginning of the school year. I'm looking for any tips, lessons learned, etc. from those of you that have used Kindles or other ereaders in your library media centers or schools. I'm particularly interested in which Kindle you would suggest,…Continue
I thought I would share some feedback I received from several 8th grade students this morning concerning their usage of the Amazon Kindle this past school year. It's wonderful to see students embracing this new form of reading! Here's what they had to say:
Mickey: "I read much faster using the Kindle and I basically just like it!" This has been the general consensus from students as well as faculty members using the Kindle.
Riley: "I like it because it's a…Continue