Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School

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Educators Group Webinar with Kathy Parker from Nov 9. Learn the steps to implementing an ereader program at your school from a school librarian who has been there!

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Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School

  1. 1. Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School November 9, 2010 8:00 EST – 8:45 EST (a joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories, LLC) Sponsored by http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  2. 2. Before you order your e-readers Which e-reader do I buy? Where do I get the money? Are there grants available? Creating an Educators’ Planning Committee Who falls into the target student group? Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  3. 3. Ordering your e-readers • Amazon Corporate Account • Purchase Orders • School Credit Card • School Procurement Card • Accessories: e-readers need to be protected A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/ Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School
  4. 4. Buying and Managing Books • Need to have one designated person in charge • All Kindles need to be numbered to coincide with Amazon’s “Manage Your Account” number, important for downloading titles • Develop a Kindle database to keep track of teachers/Kindles/titles Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  5. 5. Working with Students and Parents • Marketing your program to parents • Developing a school Kindle policy for students & parents to sign • Preparing for loss and damage Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  6. 6. Troubleshooting questions • Problems with students downloading titles • Can students delete titles? • Internet connection: policies and problems • Student damage to Kindles Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  7. 7. Keep Learning • Connect with Other Educators: Kindle, Nook, and More Educators Group (Ning) • Conferences and Groups: School Library Journal • Blogs: Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/ EduKindle (E-readers and education focus) Marianslibrary (Kathy’s blog) A Kindle World (Kindle news and updates) The Kindle Chronicles (podcast) Ireader Review (tips)
  8. 8. Questions and Answers with Kathy Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  9. 9. Additional Resources • Copies of tonight’s agenda and other resources will be emailed to attendees. • More information about Opples, a joint project of eReadia and M-Edge, can be found at www.medgestore.com/opples • Useful links mentioned tonight will be posted at www.EduKindle.com. Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  10. 10. Upcoming Events • December: Understanding E-book Formats and Finding Free Materials • January: e-Reader Device Review: Comparing the Options • More Webinars to Come in 2011! Sign up at edukindle.ning.com! Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/
  11. 11. Contact Information Kathy Parker kathyp@sgs170.org Will DeLamater - eReadia willd@ereadia.com Lauren Gartrell – M-Edge Accessories laurengartrell@buymedge.com Re-Kindle Kids with a Passion for Reading : Implementing an E-Reader Pilot Program at Your School A joint project of eReadia LLC and M-Edge Accessories http://www.medgestore.com/opples/

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