I wonder what William Shakespeare would think today of the Amazon Kindle ?! The love of words and kindle used in the same sentence by Shakespeare hundreds of years ago. – amazing! The Amazon Kindle has sparked an interest and a new way for book lovers to read.
It was my interest in technology and as a librarian, my fondness and devotion for reading, which led me down this path to discover the Kindle!
This past year at my school, Seneca Grade School, I helped to implement a Kindle pilot program in the 7th and 8th grade Language/Literature classrooms. It has received many positive responses from students, teachers, administrators, and the board of education. Recently, Lauren Barack, a freelance writer for School Library Journal, interviewed me. The article is now available to read in the May 2010 School Library Journal! It can be found in the TechKnowledge section. The name of the article is, “Librarian Brings Kindles into the Classroom.”
I have heard from many school librarians all over the United States since the article has been published. I’m happy that I’m able to help them to pursue their own Kindle programs. There are many different digital readers but I like using the Kindle and the features it offers. A few features are the ability to change the font size, the text to speech feature, the dictionary feature, and highlighting and note taking features. Will DeLamater, the founder of Edukindle and Edukindle.ning, recently wrote a study entitled, “How Larger Font Size Impacts Reading and the Implications for Educational Use of Digital Text Readers.” I especially like the ability to have an ebook at my finger tips in less than 60 seconds!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!
“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others and it becomes the property of all.” Voltaire