Copyright 5-13-2010 - updated 10-5-2011 By Scott Wickham
Kindles in Schools - Tech and Teaching
K4 - Edition
Kindle's Unique Selling Proposition:
You can send documents to your Kindle by E-mail for free over its wi-fi connection
Reader Feature List:
- You can send Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files to your Kindle e-mail address.
- Free Storage of all e-mailed documents on Amazon's Cloud Servers
- Does NOT require a computer
Inexpensive --- $79 and dropping -- 10 cents a day if used for 2 years.
- Adjustable Font Sizes - No Back Lighting (reduced eye strain)
- Multiple days of functionality without recharging (Long long battery life)
- USB cable include with the device
- The New Oxford American Dictionary - built in
- Quick Searching of Wikipedia - it opens browser automatically
- Links in ebooks can automatically open up the web browser to the linked page
Browser Feature List:
- Access to the Web - with a MODERN WEBKIT (safari, google chrome) based browser, many HTML5 features supported
- Download from Link on a webpage for TXT, Mobi, PRC and AWZ files to your kindle
Teaching Feature List:
Kindle Teaching Best Uses
- The Kindle can replace, books, photocopies, notes etc - for a direct measurable cost and environmental savings
- Allow students read a book using larger type size to reduce eyestrain
- The Kindle allows wireless on demand distribution of content to wherever the student is.
(homework assignments etc)
- The Kindle allow on demand access to dictionary, wikipedia and other reference websites
- The Kindle allows fast access to webmail, web class websites, and other web tools over wi-fi connection.
- Reduce the pounds of material (books/laptops) that students are required to carry.