I am an educator and we are piloting the use of Kindles at our schools. I am just getting my own Kindle so I am looking forward to learning more about this tool and how it applies to K-8 students. We are hoping they will serve as a tool to encourage struggling readers.
as i am a student, I use it for displaying the notes in the high school.
am... you know, usually in the high school, teacher will prepare some notes, they will not use text book. This is quite good for using ebooks devices, but those teacher use powerpoint and words to make the notes,
They can give me those format, but Kindle can't display it, PDF is a good solution but it is too slow, and i can't take notes and highlight on words. I am finding some tools to change them into a better format, but the most challenging thing is displaying table. if i use the tools to convent a pdf or something to prc format, all the data in the table will become a mess. that is a big trouble.
do you have any advice? I am looking for epub format, but i am not sure will displaying a table works, if it does, can you recommend some software to let me convent them? I am using a Mac.
Sure, I can't access to the internet by the wireless function of Kindle DX itself, but I found a way to enable the UsbNetwork in the Kindle DX. I can go to the KindleShop by connecting the USB cable, but I can't go to other website by the browser in the kindle...
I am also SSH into the device and change the file in the system, Therefore I can edit the reg file and change the device's name.
I had also change the fonts in the Kindle DX and display the chinese char.
I am not a pro, I just follow the people in the MobileRead Forums...
If you knows more about it, please help me.
anyway, you can add my msn here: tonychan 2002b@ msn.com
Thank you for your welcome.
I am indeed a Kindle owner and a publisher of educational books and a journal, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. But at heart, an educator, just not within a classroom.
Recently, we have begun to create Kindle-ready editions of several of our books (not yet available on Amazon) but our energies have been directed to producing a Kindle edition of the journal which will feature e-mail feeds of articles to subscribers three times a month, which will be compiled on a quarterly CD-ROM along with reader reactions through the journal blog.
At this point we are still in beta mode and would not mind sharing the next quarter's offerings with edukindle members without charge to smooth out any rough edges. Is this an accepted practice for the Kindle educators group?
Will, thank you for the warm welcome. I teach 8th grade language arts at a magnet school in central Florida. I have had a Kindle 2 for about two weeks, so I'm just learning the ropes. I am excited about the ongoing discussion of how to use this wonderful resource in the classroom. Keep up the good work!
The first time I heard about a Kindle was last school year in May at a meeting where we were trying to brainstorm ideas about using stimulus money. Someone threw out the Kindle name and people started asking questions about it. I thought it was a great idea and then looked up some information on the web to learn more, so I have only basic information about what it can do.
I've sent the link to all of my Kindle 2 Committee Members at both the high school and the middle school. Hopefully they will all be joining shortly. You know I will be very persistant that they join! I know this site will be very beneficial to all of us as we continue to discover the many uses of the Kindle for educational purposes!
Thanks so much. That would be great. I know we will hit the ground running with the grant when I go back to school in a few weeks. I would love to have some ideas and support for those ideas when I meet with our grant cooridinator. It would be great to talk to someone who has used with faculty.
I am a librarian an a Jr. Hi. My distirct recieved a large grant for next year. I want to try and think outside the box on how I use the money. I am very interested in the Kindle. I am hoping to start with using it for teachers then add more for student use. I just need a plan for how to implement. I think they will be great for a professional collection in the library. I am hoping that by starting with teachers, they will see the need to bring them to the students.
Like Poison Shirt, I am a middle school library media specialist, and am working on a grant in conjunction with the local public library to fund getting several Kindles to assist below grade-level readers. I'm looking for any information that will support using Kindles in this manner
I am a Kindle user and teacher/librarian. My school district is investigating bringing Kindles into the library and classroom and we're investigating potential pitfalls and looking for success stories to help guide us. Thanks!
Will, Thanks for the welcome. I am a high school computer teacher at technology maganet (rated by Newsweek this week at #24)! I would love to for every student to be able to use one during the school year instead of carrying textbooks around.
Thank you for the very kind note. Kindle will be delayed here in Ontario. We have 132,000 K-12 Teachers alone who belong to the Ontario College of Teachers.That is one province in ten. Why this market and its potential is never noted is beyond our comprehension. C'est la vie. I guess we just wait.
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.