e-Books in Schools and School Libraries
- E-Books in 2013 - Promises Broken, Promises Kept, and Faustian Bargins. This is an article by Christopher A. Lynch in American Libraries, June, 2013.
- 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.
- Using E-Books and E-Readers to Promote Reading in School Libraries: Lessons from the Field - An introductory article which covers many facets of this topic by Ray Doiron, June, 2011.
- Kindle Education: School FAQ - From Amazon.
- EduKindle - A blog on the use of Kindles in education.
- Lending E-Readers in the School Library: Part 1 - An article by Travis Jonker in School Library Journal, Jan. 2012.
- Lending E-Readers in the School Library: Part 2 - An article by Travis Jonker in School Library Journal, Feb. 2012.
- Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience - A lesson plan for using e-readers with grades 2 - 4. This plan is by Lotta C. Larsen
- Kindles for Elementary - A lesson plan for teaching the use of a Kindle.
- Top 8 Tips for Using Kindle Readers in the Classroom - From Education World
- Maine School Libraries Policies for eReaders - These are in DOC format.
- Cornwall-Lebanon School District eReader Policy
- Hempfield School District – eReader Program - Permission form.
- E-reader Policies and Procedures - Samples from Libraries - Many are from public libraries but they may give you some ideas.
- 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.
- 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.
Acquisition of e-Readers and e-Books for Schools and School Libraries
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- 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.
- Cool Uses of iPads in School Libraries - by Sonja Stewart on Pinterest.
- Pixilated: eReaders and iPads in the School Library - A blog with much useful information.
- The Digital Shift - News of the world of e-books, tablets, and other mobile devices.
- Tablet Computer Reviews - From CNet.
- Using the Kindle Fire in Education – an Affordable iPad Alternative - An article by K. Walsh, July, 2012
- iPad Management Tips - This is a good place to begin if you are planning to use iPads in your library or classroom. This article is from Eduction World.
- 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.
- Marsh Elementary School Library Uses iPads for Research and Writing - A great video showing the use of iPads in a Chicago School Library.
- 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.
- Graphite - a free review source for apps, console and computer games, and web sites for K - 12 education from Common Sense Media.
- IEAR - this is a review site for educational apps.
- Apps Reviews by School Library Journal.
- Best Apps for Teaching and Learning - Chosen by the AASl, 2013.
- 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
- The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad - an article by isabel Farhi, Sept., 2013.
- The Coolest Book Apps For Reading, Getting Free eBooks And Organizing A Digital Library - From the Huffington Post, Jan 26, 2011.
- iPad Agreement Form - for use of iPad by school employees.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian,
Philadelphia, PA. Please address any comments, additions, or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.