Elementary Library Ereaders & Ebooks

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My presentation for PSLA 2013 Annual Conference - "How Are We Advancing in Ereaders?" ebooks/ereaders panel

My presentation for PSLA 2013 Annual Conference - "How Are We Advancing in Ereaders?" ebooks/ereaders panel

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  • 1. Collette Adams JakubowiczTeacher Librarian, Spring Ridge ESLibrary Department Co-chairWilson School District, Wyomissing, PA
  • 2. My Nook LibGuidehttp://bit.ly/XQgjxy
  • 3. 20 Nook Simple Touch ereaders - 4 sets registered to 4 e-mailaddresses
  • 4. HUGE waiting list at the beginningof the year (gadget factor)By March, no waiting listMore student-owned devices arecoming to school“Gadget” factorLit circles are SOO much easier!
  • 5.  Control over affordable content Students try-before-you-buy Can offer more popular books Can offer higher reading levels on alimited basis Can offer newer titles for lit circlesbased on student choice/interest
  • 6. Set up time!Management!4 e-mails, 4 accounts, 4 trackingsheetsBN.com offers other solutionsNook gift cards as ebookfundingMore tracking (online or paper)
  • 7. Accessoriesexpenses
  • 8. Quick access for any web-basedtool (what isn’t these days?)Can load more diverse contentNot locked into one marketMore devices on singleaccount?
  • 9. Integrated into Destiny QuestNo separate login neededNo annual subscription feesUnlimited simultaneous accessTied closely to curriculumAnd it just has to WORK!
  • 10. Capstone Interactive EbooksSome Follett shelf publicdomainWorld Book Online databasesMore later?
  • 11. Stay informed onereader/ebook news & blogsTalk to teachers about theirereader useAsk students what they arecomfortable usingInvite mobile devices in thelibrary