Thank you for the welcome! I am very frustrated with the limited number of e-books for elementary aged students. I am a librarian in a 3-5 school and am not totally sold on e-books for my library because of this issue. I use an I-pad for my personal e-books. Our technology director wants us to investigate using I pads for the library. Any suggestions/hints/ etc. would be greatly appreciated.
My husband has a nook and he likes it alot. I am looking to buy 2 nooks with $$$ I hope to obtain through a school grant. I am also looking at a product by pandigital that connects with barnes & noble - it is color, has a wireless capability (that would be easier to monitor than the 3G in a nook at school) and is a bit cheaper. Still looking at possibilities.
Hi there. I've owned a kindle myself for 2 years and just recently got a class set of netbooks where I downloaded kindle apps on them. I'm using them in an elective course at the moment called "Classics on Kindle". I'm teaching grades 6,7,8 how to read using the kindle app, highlight, take notes, and share their notes and highlights with each other. My librarian sent me the link through the Commonwealth of Pa School Libraries Listserv. I'm happy to be here!
Thanks for the welcome! E-readers in high schools are a great alternative to buying print books in this time of limited budgets. I think more high schools will be investigating using e-readers as the technology improves and the prices go down. I am interested in purchasing the new 3G Kindles for students to use in book clubs and to search our library databases.
I am still gathering information on e-readers. As a K-6 educator I am not quite sure the students are ready to be responsible for an expensive (in my budget) e-reader. I am more interested in finding out more about buying e-books that are housed on a school server or the host's server that kids may have access to in the classroom on laptops or netbooks and at home. I am interested in the ability of the book to be accessed by multiple people, the audio to play fast or slow and to highlight words and to show illustrations. I'm not quite sure I am in the right discussion forum.
Thanks for the welcome. We are starting a kindle pilot with some 9th grade students in my district this year. I'm here to soak up some learning as we move forward. There are certainly some questions I have if we were to move to full scale implementation. The management can be tough. My district has allowed me to use a procurement card which has made the entire process much easier. I will blog once we are a few weeks in and I can see how the students are working within the system we set up. :-)
I wrote a local grant to get 5 kindles for our library. I am a high school librarian and I'm working with teachers to explore using the kindles with students. Our focus is on integrating them into the classroom, gathering info on whether they can help students improve their reading, and hopefully circulating some to go home with students for a period of time. I have my own Kindle as well and I love it--although the device does have some limitations.
Thanks for the welcome! I am the team leader for a high school Newcomer program (English as a Second Language) during the school year, and for a 6-10 grade Summer preparatory/ intervention program for ESOL students during the Summer. My Summer school principal has funds to try a pilot program using a class set of Kindles, and has offered them to me to use with my ESOL students. I don't yet have a Kindle myself, and joined this blog to start researching ideas for how to incorporate them in meaningful ways in our daily instruction and language practice.
Thanks for the welcome. I was very excited to find this blog. I teach at a small (28 students) private school for children with learning disabilities. I'm a "techie" wanna be and trying to learn all I can.
We are applying for 2 local trusts/grants and I am considering asking for Kindles. But can find anyone that are using them locally so I can get advice as to how to approach the grant and using them at our school. Would love to be pointed in the right direction on how to implement them with our children.
I do not own a Kindle but have borrowed one to take a look.
Looking forward to learning all I can from this group!!
Thanks for the welcome. I am working on getting some Kindles, and more importantly, books for 8th grade reluctant readers for those Kindles. I am working on an Action Research project to see if our Intensive Reading Class students will be more motivated to read books on the Kindles than in print form.
I do not own, nor have I used, a Kindle so I'll be learning as much as the students.
I am in the midst of completing Chapter 2 of the dissertation. Methodology is Chapter 3 and when approved, I am willing to share. I am doing a small qualitative study with four students who have similar characteristics as evidenced by their diagnostic profiles.
That is how we bought the Kindle, but how do you buy your books for the Kindle without having a credit card registered to the Kindle? This is our problem. I have this Kindle sitting on my desk but I can't do anything with it. Free stuff works without the credit card.