Thanks for your comments. Currently, my principal is interested in adding e-readers to the library collection, so I'm a newbie. I will take any help I can get! Kindle or Nook....which one is the best? Do you have any thoughts or suggestions????
Hi! This year, our school began an iPad initiative program for our staff members. I am our school's library information specialist and currently own (and LOVE) an iPad. Next year, we plan on purchasing a set (30 or so) of Nooks for the library to loan out to students. Also, I will most likely have a cart of iPads to use in the library. I have enjoyed reading the various threads on this forum and have gained a lot of information from it so far!
We actually have just purchased six Kindles. Now after months of research, district level administration are raising questions about the WiFi access outside of the building. I am anxious to get feedback from others on how to address this issue so we are in compliance with CIPA. Thanks providing this platform!
We'll be adding some Kindles this fall for check out at our high school library. I noticed that as of today (Apr.12th) Amazon is offering pricing for the Kindle at $114 'with special offers' i.e. advertisements. I wonder whether the ads will be intrusive...
Thank you! I have just accepted the position as the librarian at my elementary school for next year (I currently teacher first grade). The school has purchased 12 Nooks and I was curious to see how others were using them.
A follow-up to my comment. I think I am going to go ahead and create a catalog record for each title that reflects that it is an eBook. I will catalog the Nook hardware separately. I just don't know how to indicate within the Marc record that our eBook title is available on a Nook, without it being modified by another librarian in the district. Could I do this in a local holdings tag? Or in the 856 tag? Would love to hear what other libraries are doing.
I also have to look beyond our original 6 Nooks. We are limited to putting one title on 6 Nooks. What happens when we add more Nooks?
Yes, we currently have 6 Nooks. Other schools in the district are also getting them.
The reason I joined was that I had figured out a way to catalog my Nooks in Destiny (we have a union catalog in the district). It was workable, but not really good form as I created a Marc record that reflected my Nooks and my 26 titles.
The inevitable happened last week when another library in the district decided to catalog their new Nooks, saw my catalog records, and edited all of them to reflect their 6 Nooks. I have to figure out a better way. Not sure yet where to post my question.
Hi Will. Thanks for the comment on the pic. I have many other good ones too! I am, in fact, "campaigning" for the use of eReaders in my 8th grade classes. I would start with my inclusion classes and work from there. Unfortunately, the red tape in my county is rather think. I am presenting to my school PTA next week about the purchase of one Kindle or Nook for me to test-run while the I work through the red tape. I hope to use a class set beginning with the 11-12 school year. I am trying to work through all the discussions, but can you direct me to some info. on which is better for middle schoolers? The kindle? The Nook?
I will keep searching... I have accumulated some good evidence to present to county execs and the tech. department, but there's just so much red tape to work through. Thanks for the "welcome" and for any advice you can offer!
I've had both public library and school library people wanting info about using ereaders and ebooks with their clientele. They've written some grants and are wanting to know more about how others are using them with students and library patrons. This looked like a good place to start gathering info for them.
We 90 Sony Touches in our library. We have had them for a year, but have only just become available for individual student check out. Previously, they could only be checked out as classroom sets by the teachers.
The kids love them. An interest thing I have found is they are reading longer books. I have actually had two kids comment to their teacher that the size of the book doesn't scare them off on a reader.
We have just received a classroom set of Kindles for our Intro to Business students. They have downloaded books and I have placed an economics chapter from CK12.org on their Kindles. I understand the reading incentive. I am looking for actual Lesson Plans that incorporate the Kindle reading option. At this point everything must be a free download. My mandate is to develop new methods of instruction.
Thanks for the welcome! We've just learned that one of our fifth-graders is one of the recipients of this year’s local ECHO grant (given by kids to kids and their schools)! There were over 100 applicants, with 14 of those personally interviewed. Her winning proposal will allow for the purchase of two Kindles and ebooks for our elementary library!
I now need to figure out the best way to manage these new resources. I received a Kindle for Christmas and am anxious to introduce them to our upper elementary students!
Hi, thanks so much for the welcome! I am actually new to the world of e-books. I have been teaching 5th grade for 7 years and took a year off to get my masters degree in library and information science. Back in September when I started I was very hesitant about e-books in general and downright suspicious of using them in schools. However all of the reading and research that I have done in my courses has really changed my mind. Right now I am getting ready to start my dissertation and I would like to investigate how teachers are using e-books in their classrooms. The former media specialist at my school gave me the link to this group so I am really excited to keep learning about how e-books are being used by educators!
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.