Hi. Thanks! I'm currently researching ereaders for use in my HS library to differentiate the collection and entice more students to read. I'm currently leaning toward the Nook, due to the Android platform, Overdrive/library compatibility, and the practical matter that BN is a current vendor for our district. However, my research is just beginning, and I'm looking forward to learning more from other forward-thinking educators and school librarians. :)
I am researching them right now. I teach in a small multi-graded school and want to get the most bang for my buck- I am thinking about a Nook becuase of the opportunities to download for free from lending libraries. I would like to hear from others who are using these in schools.
Last fall, we started a Kindle Pilot Project at our university library for two purposes. Our Kindle Pilot Project reads in part:
Three Kindles have been purchased by the library for two purposes: one to test out the new technology and assess its effectiveness as a content delivery mechanism, two to provide access to popular fiction and classical literature in a cost effective manner. An additional benefit of the Kindles is allowing our student body to play with new technology. One Kindle book can be loaded on up to seven different Kindles, provided that the Kindles are all owned by the library. We can’t at this time, lend our Kindle purchases out to other people’s Kindles.
As with the decision to only purchase Echo formatted books from Blackwell, book requests for Kindles should be in the Kindle format, not .pdf or other formats. There are only three Kindles available for checkout at this time. They are rarely here for long. Do not purchase or recommend for purchase course readings or important works in your discipline.
Yes, our school has purchased 16 eReaders--8 Nooks, 8 Kindles--and we are planning to implement them as soon as we get books loaded. We are looking at the effect the readers have on engagement and comprehension for struggling/reluctant readers.
We are looking at using either Kindles or Nooks for textbooks. I am trying to gather information. I am looking for people that currently use textbooks on either one. the durability seems to be a problem with students.
I would like to get a kindle for me but can't afford it right now personally. I am looking around to apply for some sort of grant for my students here at a Seminole Tribe school down here on the Big Cypress Reservation.
Yes, I have purchase one kindle and one nook. I am trying to figure out which will work best for the library to circulate more copies of a single title without purchasing an expensive library bound book. I would like to have at least two per classroom to begin with. I am seeking advice and hope to learn from those who are forerunners.
I am the librarain at a private high school in California. In August the Head Master informed me that we were to get rid of all our books and start lending Kindles. We now have 26 Kindles and my entire lending program is "self taught" The Kindles have been well received by the students and I absolutely love the device, the purpose, the volume of books on each Kindle, the space-saving advantage, you name it . However, I have had no direction with the inventory or circulation process. I just discovered this group and hopefully many of my answers will be found here. Glad to be a member.
Hi Jeremy -- I'm just beginning to think about an ereader program -- I may have a little money next year to do it. I'm wondering what the rational would be -- is there research showing that it helps engage reluctant readers for example -- the logistics and legalities involved as well as the cost, and of course, which ereader to buy. Any suggestions are welcome -- Sandy
I love my Sony reader! At the moment my daughter is borrowing it while she is studying in China and I am missing it desperately. I heard that I can upgrade my two-year old Sony and I'll be checking into that as soon as she gets back home with my Sony.
We are in the process of getting Amazon Kindles for circulation at Tilden. We are looking to have students of ALL abilities using the Kindles. At the moment we are in the process of dealing with the logistics of how we will be managing the equipment and digital book files.
Hi... Like many I am in the beginning stages. I recieved a Nook Color for Christmas and my mom recieved the Kindle. I love my Nook and my mom loves the Kindle.
I just recieved a grant to purchase 2 Kindles for my classroom. (I would have loved Nook Colors but due to the cost....) I hope to have the Kindles purchased and ready for student use by March 1. So I am looking for ideas and suggestions as to ideas for classroom use.
Yes, and I actually started a year ago. My strategy was to introduce the reader to various faculty who might like to try it. This year I hear a couple of the faculty members got their own for Christmas. Now I hear that I can lend a title for two weeks... and so I am considering offering that to faculty who have their own devices.
I am in the beginning stages of implementation. I talked to a representative at Barnes and Noble to see if there were any bundle packages for educators - not yet! So, I've approached my principal and we'll see! I may apply for a grant to get them for my classroom; that way I could keep them in my room. I'm looking for ways teachers have been implementing them - would welcome any feedback! Thanks!
Hi Jeremy. Thanks for the welcome. I have a Nookcolor and my elementary school is going to purchase 3 other Nook Color devices to be piloted in a teacher's classroom. We're excited about all of the possibilities and will post more once we get started.
Hi Jeremy! I am about to purchase 30 Kindles for an AP English IV Class as a pilot program. It really just came up with discussion with principal and he said I could get one. Then, it moved to, lets get them for a class. Since the price is so reasonable we thought we would give it a try. Most of the private schools in our area are doing the tablet program and I'm not ready for that. So many things to try--the ereaders, the iPad, etc. Sometimes overwhelming. But, last night I was searching for a form to give to the students to sign that they are responsible for the Kindle and found this site. It looks like it will be a great resource for me. I'm excited!
So, what have you done with ereaders? Since I am new--haven't really explored many comments, forums yet. Will be busy today reseraching as we are on a snow day.
Thank you for your message and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Not yet. Trying to figure out how it all may work. The "checkout" feature on the Nook sounds like it would open up a lot of possiblities. If the library has a nook with say 100 books could these books be "checked out" to another nook?
Several students, especially at the elementary and middle school levels have ereaders. Wondering also if you can transfer a book permanently using the nook. For example, a student has a book that the parent bought. Could they donate/transfer that book to the media center so others can use it?
Click the QR code on your smartphone to grab Sonnet 65 by the Bard himself! An experiment with how to distribute learning resources to students' mobile devices.
Download the QR code, print it, and post it somewhere for students to access. Or post it on your blog or other school website. Get the i-nigma code reader in the App Store or the Android market. It is the reader we prefer. Courtesy of The Learning Mag.