We're pushing for a one to one with computers in our secondaries. Currently we have netbooks in our science department but the cost is a little high. The netbooks are assigned to the classroom and not the student.
I'm basically looking for what other have done, what they found works and doesn't work and most importantly what will work in our district.
Yes, I own a Kindle (1+ Years) and allow students to use it in my classroom during independent reading time. It is usually loaded with Young Adult selections anyway because I am reading to keep current on the literature. We did have a donation for a Nook and a grant was received that will allow us the purchase of two more, thus the beginning or our virtual library.
I just purchased our first NOOK for the library. The package has been opened, the NOOK has been charged and that's as far as I have gotten. Still waiting for some things to be resolved with Administration but hoping your blog will facilitate our implementation. Many thanks for welcoming me...
I like it some. I just took it to a conference as a replacement for a laptop and my Kindle to see how I'd like it instead of carrying all the many devices. Not so much! When I tried to open attachments in emails, it wouldn't. It sure has its limitations. But it is good for entertainment. I also hate that you can only do one thing at a time. I did watch a movie on the plane. And I could read basic email (but I can do that on my phone). Reading on the Kindle app works OK, you need to set the device so it isn't jumping around all the time. I think I need to learn more to see if there is more I can use it for. Sue
Yes, that would be a correct assumption. I am currently doing research to find out more about our options as well as information regarding how others are using them, since I am in a k-12 environment there are many questions to explore.
Yes. I'm interested in implementing a Nook program at school. Right now, I only have my personal Nook that I bought over the holiday. I only have children's books on it and share the Nook during media classes in rotation. This will help acquaint my K-5 students to mobile ereaders. I chose Nook over Kindle to be able to checkout at public library. Still unsure of library management if purchase several for media. Need to look at what others are doing in elementary to manage Nooks.
Our school has purchased a few iPads and and a few Kindles to explore ways to utilize ebooks in the classroom. I'm curious to know what is working for other schools. I'm excited about the collaborative effort in this Ning.
Our school is about to buy several Nooks for use by the middle school Reading Olympics team. This will be our first experience with eReaders, and I'm interested in learning about the experiences of other schools.
I got a Kindle for Christmas, after three years of resisting e-readers, and I love it. From comments in my middle school I know that many of my students have either an e-reader, or a device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop that is adaptable as an e-reader by downloading an app. I won't be able to start a program this year to purchase e-readers for the media center, but I am definitely planning on starting a user group for interested students to learn more about them, share tips and tricks, and to review some of the free materials that are available.
I have recently begin looking at possibilities for my library. I currently use the kindle and nook apps on my iPhone, but I haven't tried any actual readers out, so the webinar was a great place to start!
I'm a librarian here at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL. We are writing a grant, "Kindle Your Love of Reading" and I'm anxious to begin providing our students will a variety of reading alternatives this year. We are connecting with our public library so students can download books to their mp3 players or other devices, and we've ordered a number of Play-aways from Follett. It's our goal to be awarded grant funding through our ed foundation to purchase 30 Kindles. As we research the devices, it appears the Kindles have a number of advantages. The audio text would be beneficial for those readers who struggle in pacing and comprehension. I have a couple of questions.
Can student click on a word for a quick definition while in the text? Should I be concerned about unauthorized downloads--can that be restricted through the device, or must it be done through an agreement of sorts...AUP? I like the idea of lit circles mentioned by one of our members. What other innovative ways are folks using their e-readers at the high school level?
And, I received my IPad as a present, so I'm just now starting to learn how to tap into its power. Big tech year for me: a smart phone, an IPad, a Kindle grant...who hooo.
My students are grad students working on their MLS. Some own ereaders privately and there is also a group of 40 who received a Kindle as part of a grant. We are tracking their adjustment to its use over the first year.
I like my ipad. I use my Kindle app on the ipad since last fall.