If you look at my blog under publications, there are articles about how we are using Netbooks for ereading http://readingpower.wordpress.com/
We are trialling Amazon Kindle for PC and I notice there is now Kindle for the Web. However, I am keen tokeep track of choices and other options.
Sorry, I haven't been able to use it. It's a present under my tree, I plan on getting to know it during our Winter Break. I will post my impressions as soon as I have some! Looking forward to others opinions as well.
I was one of the folks who got stuck on the 190 North for 19 hours back in 2000's big storm, so I wisely listened to my husband and took a personal day for snow on Thursday, 12/2. I heard of one poor soul who was stuck for 18 hours in the same spot on the thruway as he had been for 14 hours back in 2000! Better days are ahead. I'm glad Maryland is currently free of any crazy weather!
So maybe you are not missing the snow side of Buffalo too much from where you now are?And, you are correct--the lake effect machine is still kicking it up with no signs of stopping as the temps will go back up to the mid-30s by Friday :) Our service center has closed only twice in the over 14 years that I've worked here, and Friday was one of those 2 days. I still love it, though!
Thank you for your welcome, Will. I'm a school librarian who works at BOCES providing library automation training and support to school librarians who are just starting to discuss options for cataloging, circulating, setting up policies, etc. for eReaders, and I am currently researching, exploring, and gathering as much information as I can for good approaches to managing eReaders via automation systems. I would also love to see other cooperative services here at BOCES offer aid for districts' purchases of eReaders to help offset the budget shortfalls districts are experiencing. Some offer grants and aid for iPods, iPod Touches, iPads, etc. but not for Kindles, Nooks, or other eReaders.
We are just starting the discussions... at the same time we are planning for newly announced budget shortfalls! I still want to be as informed as possible and because I've never owned nor used an ereader I think this forum will be very helpful!
My school doesn't have any Kindles or Nooks, but I am interested how they would work in a small school like mine. I want students to have the opportunity to try new technology in a safe environment and at the same time protect my investment.
I think right now it's the "cool" factor that they like so much! They have said they enjoy using it and like that there's more than one book on it. They feel like they have more choices of what to read. So far, the Kindles have only been checked out to my junior high students. They can't wait to check them out. I haven't been able to get any into the hands of my high school students because the 7th & 8th graders want them so much.
Hi Will, I have my own ipad and use it constantly here at work and beyond. So far we have a 20 itouch set with some ebooks on them but mostly aimed at K-2. We are a K-8 so we are anxious to do more with ereaders with our older students. We are investigating the possibilities of some ipads for the student services dept. to use with IEP students. I would like to go with ipads generally because of the multitude of other uses but we are looking at all the possibilities (nook, kindle, edownload etc.)
Thanks for your note, Will. I just took over this position in August. I inherited two kindles that were purchased, but never really set up (nor was a system for using them). So I'm looking to do just that. I'm definitely interested in exploring the Nook and the possibilities its more flexible downloading might allow, but also into exploring the iPad. We're a 1:1 school; all students have macbooks, but many teachers have iPads.
Hi! We are piloting a program to use a class set of 25 Nooks for K-5 and 2 class sets of Kindles for 6-12...We are getting together to write some policy for the use of these this week and I stumbled upon your Ning in my online search.