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As with everything, the answer to this question comes from the answer to another question, which is "What is your goal for the use of the devices?" The best Kindle for each school is the one that best helps it accomplish its educational mission.
So, Kindle or Kindle Fire? When the Kindle e-ink reader came out, many people, including yours truly, saw a tremendous impact for teaching and learning. Suddenly, many of the barriers to text access were torn down, and anyone with a Kindle and…Continue
Just got the word that a new browser utility has been released by Spritz. What is cool about this development is that anyone can now play with the tool while looking at text on the web. You can adjust speed, and select any text you want to try.
To get the new bookmarklet, just click HERE.
The "spritzlet" is not yet ready for mobile, but it will be soon. Neither does it support PDF documents,…Continue
Added by Will DeLamater on May 30, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
From the beginning, EduKindle has really been about the meetup between digital technology and reading. Not so much the impact of technology on the publication of text, although that has a long, long history that has involved advances in technology at every step (see Mr. Gutenberg and his press, or Mr. Hammurabi and his stele). Intense interest in how technology affects the act of reading, though, has been catalyzed in our time by Mr. Bezos and his Kindle. (Mr. Jobs, who begat the iPad, was…Continue
Added by Will DeLamater on February 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
A study of the tweets about presents people received under the tree at Christmas says that iPad outdueled Kindle as a gift, Read more about the research here: http://www.edukindle.com/2014/01/got-ipad-beats-got-kindle-on-christmas/
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You remember Jeff Bezos's stated mission to make reading "frictionless"? Well, in some macro sense, circa 2009, he has accomplished his mission. But this is 2013, people, and when I want to load a copy of a public domain title onto my Kindle to read for free the experience should be, well, frictionless.…Continue
Added by Will DeLamater on November 19, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Overdrive is using its position as “middleman” between the publishers and the libraries in a way that truly benefits readers. It’s “Big Library Read” program makes unlimited copies of a book it selects available through public libraries that use its service, instead of limiting the number of checkouts to the number of copies that the library has purchased...
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Added by Will DeLamater on August 23, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments
I am sure that all you Kindle-philes were delighted to see that Amazon has responded to just about every objection educators have ever voiced about trying to manage multiple devices with its WhisperCast release.
In short, WhisperCast is a free management tool for schools and organizations who want to distribute content across multiple devices, and who want to exercise more control over the operation of those devices. You can get the details from Amazon right…Continue
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!
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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
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
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