E-Readers and e-books
e-Books in Schools and School Libraries
Ebooks and School Libraries - This article by Christopher Harris in American Libraries, Jan. 2012 focuses on some of the benefits and problems of ebook use in school libraries.
Kindle Education: School FAQ - From Amazon.
EduKindle - A blog on the use of Kindles in education.
School, Public Library Ebooks Now Available for Kindle - Lending of e-books in libraries. This article is from School Library Journal, Sept., 2011.
The Kindles Are Coming: Ereaders and tablets are springing up in schools—and librarians are leading the way - an article by Lauren Barak in School Library Journal, March, 2011.
Sharpening the Digital Nose: Evaluating eStorybooks - An article by Samantha Roslund in School Library Monthly, April, 2012.
Turning the Page: Forget about those bulky backbreakers, digital textbooks are the future - An article by Rebecca Hill in School Library Journal, October, 2010.
From Paper to Pixel: Digital Textbooks and Florida Schools - A paper by Marcia Mardis et al, July 2010. It presents both the pros and cons of the use of digital textbooks, and contains suggestions for school librarians for implementing the use of ebook readers. This is in pdf format.
Kindles at the Unquiet Library - Quite a bit of information here on the use of the Kindles at the Creekview High School library. You will find useful forms amd procedures for using the Kindle in your library.
A Message to Schools: Act Now on e-books - Article on a talk by Doug Uhlman , a school librarian, about the role of e-books in school libraries. June 29, 2010.
Turning a Page? - A school librarian in Illinois tries out the use of e-books with her students. This article is from the Morris Daily Herald, Sept. 10, 2010.
Lamar High library sprouts e-books - Lamar, Texas high school has weeded a large number of fiction books and replaced them with e-books. This is an article from the Huston Chronicle, Nov. 29, 2010.
Book Wars: iPad and Kindle on Trial! - a clever video about the competition between paper books and ebooks. It was filmed in a Chicago school library.
Maine School Libraries Policies for eReaders - These are in DOC format. Acquisition of e-Readers and e-Books for Schools and School Libraries
Tools For Learning: The Big Bang--Charting the Expanding Universe of Mobile Education - A good introduction to the variety of tools and apps now available. This is an article by Victor Rivera in Internet Schools, Nov. 2012.
Marsh Elementary School Library Uses iPads for Research and Writing - A great video showing the use of iPads in a Chicago School Library.
The Digital Shift - News of the world of e-books, tablets, and other mobile devices.
Tablet Computer Reviews - From CNet.
Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services - This is the resource list from a workshop held on this topic in March, 2012.
iPads and Tablets in Education - Information source on the use of these devices.
Baldwinsville teachers integrate technology into traditional research paper - Ninth graders use iPads for school library research project. From the Baldwinsville Messenger, December 21, 2011.
IPads - This from the blog Not So Distant Future by high school librarian Carolyn Foote. It has many useful links.
Pixelated: Using eReaders and iPads in the School Library - this blog has links to a useful sign out sheet and user agreement form.
Touch and Go- A blog which reviews apps and enhanced ebooks. This is from School Library Journal.
IEAR - this is a review site for educational apps.
SLJ's Top Apps: 2012 - From School Library Journal, Dec., 2012.
10 of the best Droid apps for education in 2012 - From eSchool News, June 1, 2012
Android 4 Schools - a blog for android apps.
Apple Apps for Learning - From Apple Computer
Teen Book Finder - An app for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch from YALSA.
The Coolest Book Apps For Reading, Getting Free eBooks And Organizing A Digital Library - From the Huffington Post, Jan 26, 2011.
The Enablers: Apps That Enable You to Work Anywhere - An article by Linda W. Braun, School Library Journal, Sept., 2011.
The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s Not Easy - An article by Audrey Watters in School Library Journal, February, 2012.
Georgia May Ditch Textbooks for iPads - School Library Journal, Feb. 2011.
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