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M-Edge Accessories, a leading developer of eReader accessories, has also been helpful in that they have agreed to donate school-branded covers for each Kindle provided to students. The covers will offer device protection and increased functionality, resulting in a longer life span for the devices. Thank you!
I thought I would share the students’ responses with you regarding all of the Kindle accessories they tried out. We were given several different accessories to use and evaluate. What better way than through the eyes of a young teen! The first paragraph is from their teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Wheeler.
“Kindle Accessories brought a whole new gleam to the RTI (Reading Through Intervention) student’s eye. They were in awe of all the new covers and incredibly excited about the light. I, the reading teacher, have never heard so many times, “when are we going to read!” The students were very enthusiastic and motivated to read and use the different products. Even though some have a hard time verbally expressing their opinion, they took this task of comparing the products very seriously. I think, Mrs. Shank (my aide) and myself, were just as excited to show them. I’m sure the novelty may wear off after time, but anything to motivate a struggling reader and their desire to read has made it a successful lesson.”
Comments on the Lights:
“The light is a perfect attachment for a person who wants to read at night.”
“Makes me want to read.
“If my sister is sleeping I can keep reading.”
“It’s handy, bendable, & flexible to move where you need to.”
“It helps improve seeing the screen.”
“You can see great when the room lights are off.”
“We need 4 more lights, please.”
“It’s a bit hard to get the switch in middle to off.”
Platform, Leisure, or Touring Sleeve:
Most students agree the Leisure Jacket is perfect for school even though several of them admired the advantages of the platform jacket, also. The touring sleeve had the least positive response. All students thought the directions on the pamphlet were easy to read and had great pictures.
Platform: Seventh graders like that it can stand and that you can easily use the light with it. Another nice feature is that you can store the light in the case and have a pocket for notes to keep track of locations if multiple students are using the same Kindle throughout the day. One student thought that it could look a “little cooler” – designed for teens with multiple colors and patterns.
Leisure: Looks awesome, easy to take the Kindle in and out. It’s great protection for the screen. Amber commented she has 6 siblings and this cover would be perfect protection at her house from spills if she would ever get the opportunity to take one home & this proves to her mom that she wants one of her very own. Another comment from a couple of seventh grade boys: “It is perfect for those germaphob kids or to protect it from greasy fingers.” All students were easily able to use the buttons through the cover. Even though I thought the pocket was small for carrying
Cord, I was corrected by a student who demonstrated and commented how those fancy traveling people would wrap the cord up neatly and slide it easily into the pouch. Maybe some how add a hole in the bottom for access to chare it without having to unzip it.
Touring: The handle for carrying it is a nice feature. Some students do like to hold the Kindle so this product was perfect for them, but most felt it was a disadvantage to have to take it completely out of the case for reading. As far as school use, this product was the least selected by the students for our class.