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Ereader

  1. 1. Let’s make the change…
  2. 2. Are textbooks obsolete?  Types of e-Readers  Educational Role:  Preschool Level  Elementary, Middle & High School Level  College Level  Impact on Publishers  Environmental Impact  PTHSD – Let’s make the change 2
  3. 3. •Small, digital electronic book •Wireless •Light weight •Ability to store huge amounts of information •Most come with dictionary feature •Some have ability to highlight text •Some have ability to take notes 3
  4. 4. Amazon Kindle Cost and Specifications $139 – wireless $189 – 3G wireless $379 – DX larger screen free 3G Up to 3500 books Reads like real paper Long battery life – one month 4
  5. 5. Barnes & Noble Nook Cost and Specifications $149 – free Wi-Fi $199 – 3G with Wi-Fi Stores up to 1500 books Battery life – 10 days Browse the Web Built in Dictionary 5
  6. 6. Apple iPad Cost and Specifications Wi-Fi Wi-Fi+ 3G 16Gb - $499 $629 32Gb - $599 $729 64Gb - $699 $829 9.7 inch screen Backlit touch screen 10 hour battery life 6
  7. 7. Intel Reader Cost and Specifications •$1399 •Designed for people with low vision, blindness or reading disabilities like dyslexia •Converts printed text to digital text •Easily change font size •Intel Reader 7
  8. 8. Educational Role- Preschool “A major concern about reading is not how to teach children to read but how to ensure that they will continue to read, enriching and broadening their skills and interests.” - Rich (1997) Many electronic formats for enhancing reading, for example - Leapster Students learn the left to right concept Pinpoint specific words Read along as it is read aloud 8
  9. 9. Educational Role – Elementary, Middle & High School Level Positive Negative  Effective for students with learning disabilities  Enhance the learning for ELL students  Books are read to student via headphones  Students enthusiastic about new technology  Dictionary  Shows pronunciation which can increase fluency  Cost per student is fairly high initially  Some additional technical support required 9
  10. 10. Educational Role – College Level Positive Challenges  Colleges testing out the use of eReaders  Less expensive than purchasing multiple text books.  Specific textbooks can cost up to $250  The average cost of text books rose 186% from 1986 to 2005  Students can print out the electronic version  Ability to take notes within e- Reader  Use dictionary for word meaning or pronunciation  Changes how you learn  Interaction with paper lost  Ability to make notes, highlight has changed – slower  Hard to locate page numbers on Kindle – reformatted  For blind or vision impaired students the e-readers directions are not heard but have to be read 10
  11. 11. Publishers  Legislature in some states okayed using state money to buy digital textbooks – California, Texas, Florida, Indiana  Texas – spends $500 million on textbooks each year.  California spends approximately $400 million per year on textbooks  Florida's spending is closer to $260 million per year  K-12 textbook market reached $6.4 billion in 2007  Average spending per pupil for books in U.S. public schools amounted to $64.51 annually or 36 cents per instructional day.  McGraw Hill publishes 95% of their books electronically 11
  12. 12. Environmental Impact  e-Readers can reduce the amount of paper needed for textbooks.  How can eReaders be recycled, what is their life-span?  Paper can be recycled into many different items 12
  13. 13. Parsippany-Troy Hills School District  The average cost of text books rose 186% from 1986  Average supplies cost per student is $241  Average athletic cost per student is $219 Year Supplies 2008 $1,758,855 2009 $2,062,504 2010 $1,468,824 Average per student $241 Athletic Budget 2010 $1,603,063 Average per student $219 13
  14. 14. Parsippany-Troy Hills School District  About 1000 special education students  $139,000 cost for one Kindle per SE student  $46,000 if purchased for every one out of three SE students  At $139 cost is less per student than what is spent on athletics  Does not factor in volume discount  Some additional technical support needed  Can be supported by current staff  No additional training needed 14
  15. 15. Proposal for PTHSD - Elementary  One Kindle per classroom at the elementary level  Ability to borrow within school for group use  Effective for ELL learners to make the connection between text and word  Effective for students with dyslexia  Can aid auditory learners prior to official classification  Students can take notes while reading  Teachers can assess comprehension based on notes taken 15
  16. 16. Proposal for PTHSD - Elementary 15 units per school 10 elementary schools 150 total units Cost only $21,000 Fraction of what is spent on athletics Increase of 1.4% of textbook and supplies budget 16
  17. 17. Educators, manufacturers, experts in educational technology need to get together to create a product that is effective for all learners. 17
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