Hi Will. I am SO excited to be using Nooks with my 6th grade students. We begged our PTO to purchase them (we did "10 Reasons Why we Should Have Nooks") and now we are just trying to work out the bugs....like registering them! Although I am a book lover, I am a technology lover as well.
Hi Will. Thanks for the message. Not at this point. I work with adults who do not have DSL because of costs and I'm evaluating solutions--I-Pad, I-Phone, Kindle, Nook or other technology. If democracy can evolve from a nation through Twitter and Social Networks, there must be a way to bring adult learning programs (GED and college prep) to mature adults who are not tech savvy and can work at their own pace. I like the idea of downloading electronic books and can use some guidance for starting a pilot program in San Antonio, TX. Also need funding.
Thanks Will. Just purchased our first one last week and looking for some good ideas of how to incorporate it into our curriculum. Sure wish I had the money to get a few more. I'd really like to use them for literature circles. Looking forward to reading others' ideas.
I think I may have lost my last post to you so this is round two. We have purchased 6 kindles and are planning on 6 more in near future. We are using them to introduce the students to ebooks. We are loading them up now ...taking student suggestions etc. We are working on a way of tracking the circulation of the books in our follett destiny software. We are interested in how other libraries have kept track of the circulation of their ebooks on kindles
Hi Will, Yes I am at the American School of Bombay. The tech office at our school recently purchased 6 Kindles to test out. Not sure where to start them, in library, in classrooms, just for teachers? One advantage is we don't have to wait for new releases to be shipped to India.
We've purchased 1 Nook to play with and test out. I was having problems registering it so we could use until I came across this forum and found that someone suggested getting a green dot card from Wal-Mart. I'm going to go get one tonight and see if that works. If it does, we'll be purchasing several more for the High School English Department.
We also have some special ed teachers getting iPads for their classes and I'm anxious to see how they will use them.
Yes, our funds have been cut so I am looking into grant opportunities. I hope to have a Kindle of my own in the next week or two but want to incorporate them into my reading groups for my 5th graders. I also teach science and have found a few scientific publications that I think will keep them excited about science and reading.
Thanks, Will. I'm not in a school at this time. I graduated last May and our district wasn't hiring new media specialists - they were just shuffling around current employees. I'm hopeful for next year. I have a kindle for my personal use and love it. I can see the huge potential and am interested in learning more about how to use them in schools.
Recently, Will & I were both featured in the January edition of Technology and Learning's article entitled, "Pocket Books." You can get an introduction to the Kindle Project at Clearwater High School at http://www.techlearning.com/article/35430
Is there anyone else mentioned in the article who is part of this group?
I'm not using it at school yet. Now that I've started using it myself, I'm trying to see what others are doing with Nook through this Ning. I really hope to start in the next school year with a few Nooks. I'm looking at writing some local grants this spring and summer to get us started. Still trying to wrap my head around what this might look like in a PreK-5th grade library.
I'm doing the research to find out which dreaded to choose. Meanwhile, I have my trusty little iPod Touch that works well enough as an dreaded. At 59, I think I'd like a bigger screen for reading. Also want longer battery life, like that offered by dressers that do NOT have a backlit screen. backlit. And of course, I'd to be able to answer email and have a camera without spending what's needed for an iPad or some other tablet computer. Anyway, for now, I'm trying to choose between the Kindle and the Nook. So how do I pick the best one for me? -Anton
They LOVE the idea of eReaders! They are having a "heated" discussion about which device is better on Moodle. Our school is unique in that it is a traditional elementary school housing grades K-4 through 4 (adding 5th next yr to complete that) and we have the highly gifted students from our district in grades 3-8. Grades 3 and 4 (and next yr 5th), although taught separately, overlap, since we have a regular 3rd grade class and 3 gifted classes, 2 regular 4th grade classes and 3 gifted classes. It can be a challenge trying to meet the needs of such a diverse population. Our middle school students have super high reading levels, but I have to watch for the content side of books.
Our English department has 6 of them...1 per teacher. They are meant to be used for our Title kids. They have used them during class time, but we'd like to find a better way to have them used. Any ideas?