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Kindle Final

  1. 1. All Things Kindle Nina Franco, MLS Burlington Township High School
  2. 2. Specs for the Techies <ul><li>Display </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6” diagonal E-Ink display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600 x 800 pixel resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 level Gray scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Size and Weight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7.5 x 5.3 x 0.7 deep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10.3 ounces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connection Protocols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whispernet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1xRTT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery-Operated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>200 items internally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional SD card </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Specs for the Non-techies <ul><li>Display </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks like paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Turns” pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black, white, and gray </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Size and Weight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bigger than a paperback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighter than a paperback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No hookups or synching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connection Protocols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anywhere and anytime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charge lasts up to 7 days </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>200 books internal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of books with optional SD card! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Do I Get for $359?
  5. 5. Standard Features <ul><li>It’s a wireless E-Book Reader </li></ul><ul><li>It knows you </li></ul><ul><li>You get stuff first </li></ul><ul><li>You get a Kindle email address </li></ul><ul><li>Leftie and Rightie Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>QWERTY </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Kindle Store </li></ul><ul><li>Access to 16 Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Access to 22 Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to 24 Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Access to 150,000 Books </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Community </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Notetaking </li></ul><ul><li>The never-ending library </li></ul>
  6. 6. Non-Standard Features <ul><li>It’s an MP3 player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to Audiobooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It handles RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>It surfs the Web </li></ul><ul><li>The Kindle is friendly with the following formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.MOBI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.PRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.AZW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s a photo album </li></ul><ul><li>It works well with Google Tools </li></ul>Note: Conversions and mailings can cost you up to 10 cents but there are ways you can get the conversions for free!
  7. 7. What Does It Mean For My School Library? <ul><li>Eco Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>1 device – 4 years of required reading plus textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Technology Progression </li></ul><ul><li>The unlimited and unbound library </li></ul><ul><li>Out of Print books are now available </li></ul><ul><li>Initial cost is high </li></ul><ul><li>Special Arrangements with Amazon </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Could It Mean For A Public Library? <ul><li>What are your thoughts? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some people see things as they are and ask “why?” I dream of things that never were and say “why not?” -- Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

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