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Reading and Kindles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leesa Johnson Oct 7, 2016. 8 Replies

I recently wrote about Kindles and how they could engage our net-gen to read This…Continue

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Leesa Johnson replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"Great Post! Kindles are great devices. Kindle is really good for reading E-books. Kindles and E-book readers in general cater to the needs of a niche market, it's meant for the voracious reader. Kindle is best for plain text reading like…"
Oct 7, 2016
Jaclyn Bajzath replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"Holly, great question!  Our school has Kindles in 3rd-5th grade.  I think they are a wonderful tool for reading fiction novels.  Students are engaged, can quickly download the next book in a series, don't lose their spot easily,…"
May 8, 2014
Nadine Walters replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"As the elementary literacy coordinator for a fairly large schools district, I have seen our schools use Kindles and now all sort of devices to provide reading material for students.  Of course we still have books and our libraries are well…"
Apr 7, 2014
VJ Joson replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"That is certainly a remarkable thing to try out. Our school principal had been looking into the possibility of getting iPads as a classroom learning tool for high school, so why not Kindles? It is a wonderful device to encourage reading among…"
Mar 22, 2014
Benjamin Levy replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"Great question. How about the potential of audiobooks in the classroom? There are some services out there that are converting classical textbooks and textbooks to audio. My personal favorite right now is librivox because it has a wealth of free…"
Dec 16, 2013
Oscar Marin replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"I never had tried these. But I think I'm gonna try this out after going through the web page for which you have shared link of. Can you tell me some more insight about it Holly? I would love to learn more about this before i opt for it. Thanks…"
Dec 6, 2013
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Esra Robinson replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"I have purchased a Kindle for my 4th grader, since I was unable to keep up with purchasing print books for him. I had to convince the classroom teacher that this was the future in reading for young students and that it included tools like a…"
Dec 1, 2013
Sergey Semenyuk replied to Holly Fairbrother's discussion Reading and Kindles
"Reading is great. Regardless whether it is a kindle or a print, as long as it is not reading tweets and facebook posts:). If a book is interesting and engaging, people will read it with great pleasure both on paper and on Kindle. If it is not, then,…"
Nov 4, 2013
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Reading and Kindles

I recently wrote about Kindles and how they could engage our net-gen to read This http://bit.ly/Hdmsk2  advocates print. I would really like people to share their experiences both personal and in the classroom. What do you think?See More
Oct 26, 2013
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Holly Fairbrother commented on Mary Stoiber's group Middle School Book Club
"The importance of reading. I recently wrote a paper on Kindles and how they would engage readers for my MEd. I more recently read…"
Oct 24, 2013
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"Hello I taught it a couple of years ago. It was part of an MYP project exploring maturity and responsibility. It asked how we know when we are grown up. We created shoe boxes that reflected personality and explored emerging identities and kept all…"
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