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Kindles in the classroom

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Kindles in the classroom

  1. 1. Kindles in the Classroom Meg Griswold Upper School English Harpeth Hall School
  2. 2. Why Kindles? Why e-books?
  3. 3. Eating my lunch in my room
  4. 4. Reading on the subway
  5. 5. New York Times automatically downloaded each morning
  6. 6. Great on vacation
  7. 7. Quick definition
  8. 8. Customization of reading experience
  9. 9. Across devices, bookmark never lost iPhone, iPad Laptop Kindle Touch
  10. 10. No limits on Marginalia
  11. 11. Sharing with friends
  12. 12. Sharing with friends
  13. 13. Why Kindles? Why ebooks? • Accessibility: Font, size, spacing • Motivation and Engagement • One tap word definitions • Across devices: Kindle, Laptop, Phone (page, marks and notes all sync) • Longer notes • Less paper • Same price or cheaper • Twitter and Facebook
  14. 14. Kindle Device and Reading App
  15. 15. Reading at home: Kindle Device Kindle with touch screen for ease of highlighting
  16. 16. Reading at home: Kindle for iPhone/iPad
  17. 17. Class discussion: Kindle for PC app
  18. 18. Class discussion: Kindle for PC app
  19. 19. Active Reading and Discussion
  20. 20. iPhone/iPad
  21. 21. Money Paperback E-book Fahrenheit 451 $9.46 $7.99 The Secret Life of Bees $11.97 or $13.72 $12.99 The House on Mango Street $8.34 $8.99 The Kite Runner $12.70 $12.99 Jane Eyre $2.99-$15.13 FREE A Separate Peace $7.18 Unavailable Kindle Reading App (PC, Mac, Mobile): Free Kindle Paperwhite with wi-fi: $119
  22. 22. Public Domain • Project Gutenberg: Free ebooks in the public domain • www.gutenberg.org
  23. 23. Social Media • Tweeting Notes and Marks • Following readers • Readers interacting outside of class • Whispercast?

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