When I joined in February, our school just purchased six Kindles through a grant. Now I am ready (I think) to start. How are copyright, publishing info, etc. taken care of in the books downloaded into the Kindles? I have 45 books in each of the six Kindles now.
I have a Sony E-Reader already that I am using with students. I wrote a grant to get a KIndle for my room as well. I am trying to slowly add to my resources for students. Do you have one in your classroom?
I just received the go-ahead to purchase 12 Kindles. Now the work begins, starting with device and book management. Any suggestions on a check-out form? We use Alexandria for our library management program, I will call them for tech support. I am a little nervous regarding copyright, etc. I am also in the process of researching instructional lessons for the beginners so that they are familiar with the devices. ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED.
Actually, I already have!! I am speaking at PETE&C and PSLA re: Kindles in the library. I have been using the kindle ereaders in my middle school (8th grade only) as a pilot program this year, and just learned about the Ning!
Yes, we are in the preliminary process of integrating Kindles into our High School library and classrooms. Funding is an issue at the moment, but I am working on it. I have so many questions and maybe a little fear of the "unknown". The lending and borrowing is definitely a concern especially when I read blogs related to copyright issues. Our administration is very much on board so I can move forward, the sooner the better. Any comments and suggestions welcomed.
We are considering adding ereaders to our library first, and perhaps to our speech and language program. We would like to learn about ereader programs in high school classes--that's why I am looking forward to learning for this community of educators--thanks for your warm welcome!
Yes, I am planning to launch a Kindle Program at Flagstaff in the fall of 2011. I have been following Buffy Hamilton and Kathy Parker and I am so grateful for their willingness to share what they have learned as they set up Kindle program at their schools. What I need help with right now is understanding the logistics of purchasing Kindles and content via Amazon. What are my edu account options? I know just enough to be dangerous and would appreciate any and all help with this process.
I am a school librarian. At the moment I am sitting back watching the trends before I spend any money. My feeling is that devices such as the Nook and Kindle are a phase we are going through as we progress to tablets of some kind. That said, both my adult children have Kindles which I LOVE. It is very tempting but I will wait a bit longer.
Yes, I would love to implement an e-reader program at our middle school in York, but at the moment there is controversy over whether or not students should be allowed to bring personal e-reader devices to school. Through our library program we have access already to e-books as part of a statewide consortium, but only students with the state-issued laptops (7th & 8th graders - it's a 5-8 school) can access the e-books. Once the flap over personal devices is settled I will work on policy for school owned devices. While the school district is committed to embracing 21st century learning, there is lack of understanding what that means and how to move forward in transforming our practice to meet the needs of 21st century students.
I work for an Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania and we recently purchased 30 Kindles. We will be loaning the 30 Kindles as a set for teachers in our district to use in their classrooms. I just received the Kindles on Monday so I am very early in the preparation process :)
We have one Kindle (a K-12 school with 56 students) that was intitially pruchased for a sight impaired student. We have had more use by teachers than students and would like to get a few more. I was interested in the sharing aspect but am not sure that it will work for me. Kate Quinn
Hi Jeremy - we're looking into it, and this site was recommended via the Maine librarians listserv. I'm hoping it will help educate me on some of the issues involved for librarians. Thanks for the welcome!
I am looking for resources and information regarding purchasing ereaders for the school district. I am looking for suggestions for where to look for grants and the best way implement a program and what grade level is best to begin with.