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Kindles & Nooks in school Libraries

K.Frey High School Librarian from the Cleveland, Ohio

I'm interested to find out how other school librarians are integrating these e-book readers into their libraries. What are your use policies if you have them? Do they circulate? Are they cost-effective in the long run?

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School Librarian in Beaumont, Texas

We are piloting a program

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We are piloting a program this school year at Taylor Career and Technology Center. We have 35 Kindles that high school students can check out for a 3-week period. So far we've purchased over 350 books for the Kindles. Students are very enthusiastic, but we've had difficulty with damage because the Kindle screen is extremely fragile.

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

IPads?

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I wonder if anyone has seen the use of iPads in libraries as well.

Interesting discussion - can't wait to hear how others are using these mobile devices in libraries/schools.

School Librarian at Cub Run Elementary School in Rockingham County Public

Color Nook in Elementary Library?

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Does anyone have experiences to share with using Color Nooks in the elementary library?

I'm pondering whether to go iPad, Nook or Kindle with these early literacy learners.

Any suggestions out there?

High school teacher, technology coordinator, and Google Apps for Edu CT

Just Starting

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We've just ordered a few as a test for our library. We went with the Kindle over a full tablet like the iPad. For us it was a combination of funding and book catalogs. I'm looking forward to sharing our experiences.

Middle School Librarian, American School of The Hague, The Netherlands

We introduced 10 iPads to our

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We introduced 10 iPads to our middle school library this year.
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I recently purchased an iPad

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I recently purchased an iPad for myself and see a lot of potential for educational use. There are many apps that can be used at school and it can be used as an e-reader. A free Kindle App is also available. From a teacher's perspective, I have used it on a one to one basis with two students learning English as a second language and they are enjoying the experience learning new words while playing games like Whirly Word or Word Detective.

Funding problem

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I would love to add e-books at my high school library but we have no funds. How are you funding the purchase of e-books and readers? What are your experiences with damage to them?

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Does anyone have experiences to share with using Color Nooks in the elementary library?

I'm pondering whether to go iPad, Nook or Kindle with these early literacy learners.

Any suggestions out there?

We are thinking about the

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We are thinking about the same for our K-5 school. Any suggestions? Does anyone know of grants that would promote e-readers in elementary school?
Thanks.

Our funding is limited, so

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Our funding is limited, so our decision on which ereader to purchase is very important. Looking forward to the results.
Thanks

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