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Elementary E-Stuff. Collette Adams Jakubowicz Teacher Librarian, Spring Ridge ES Library Department Co-chair Wilson School District, Wyomissing, PA. My Nook LibGuide http :// bit.ly/XQgjxy. Nooks Ereader Program Update.

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Elementary e stuff

Elementary E-Stuff

Collette Adams Jakubowicz

Teacher Librarian, Spring Ridge ES

Library Department Co-chair

Wilson School District, Wyomissing, PA


My nook libguide http bit ly xqgjxy
My Nook LibGuidehttp://bit.ly/XQgjxy


Nooks ereader program update
Nooks Ereader Program Update

20 Nook Simple Touch ereaders- 4 sets registered to 4 e-mail addresses


Observations
Observations

  • HUGE waiting list at the beginning of the year (gadget factor)

  • By March, no waiting list

  • More student-owned devices are coming to school

  • “Gadget” factor

  • Lit circles are SOO much easier!


Pros of dedicated ereaders nooks kindles
Pros of Dedicated Ereaders (Nooks/Kindles)

  • Control over affordable content

  • Students try-before-you-buy

  • Can offer more popular books

  • Can offer higher reading levels on a limited basis

  • Can offer newer titles for lit circles based on student choice/interest


Cons of Dedicated Ereaders (Nooks/Kindles)

  • Set up time!

  • Management!

    • 4 e-mails, 4 accounts, 4 tracking sheets

    • BN.com offers other solutions

  • Nook gift cards as ebook funding

    • More tracking (online or paper)


Cons of Dedicated Ereaders (Nooks/Kindles)

  • Accessories expenses


Next year android tablets
Next Year: Android Tablets!!

  • Quick access for any web-based tool (what isn’t these days?)

  • Can load more diverse content

  • Not locked into one market

  • More devices on single account?


Ebooks elementary needs
Ebooks:Elementary Needs

  • Integrated into Destiny Quest

  • No separate login needed

  • No annual subscription fees

  • Unlimited simultaneous access

  • Tied closely to curriculum

  • And it just has to WORK!


What we chose your mileage may vary
What we chose…Your mileage may vary

  • Capstone Interactive Ebooks

  • Some Follett shelf public domain

  • World Book Online databases

  • More later?


First steps
First Steps…

  • Stay informed on ereader/ebook news & blogs

  • Talk to teachers about their ereader use

  • Ask students what they are comfortable using

  • Invite mobile devices in the library


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