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Nov 9, 2010, 11:42:55 AM11/9/10
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From: "Marilyn Mossman" <mmos...@hillelday.org>

Hi All,
Our administration is thinking about the possibility of using e-readers
instead of textbooks in our middle school. Is anyone using e-readers
instead of textbooks and if so, what e-reader are you using? Any words of
wisdom to pass along?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Marilyn Mossman | Director of Technology
Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
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Nov 9, 2010, 2:38:01 PM11/9/10
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From: "Miguel Guhlin" <mgu...@gmail.com>

Marilyn:
Howdy! You can find my thoughts on this here:

eReaders in Schools?
http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/08/ereaders-in-schools.html

Create ePub eBooks
http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/09/create-epub-ebooks-for-ipad-nook.html

Hoping this is helpful to you,

Miguel Guhlin
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Nov 9, 2010, 2:38:24 PM11/9/10
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From: "Gordon Walter" <gordon...@mchsi.com>

Have you checked to see whether the textbooks you use are even
available?????

Gordon Walter
Retired AGWSR School Librarian
101 Hilltop Drive
Ackley, Iowa 50601
Tel: 641-847-3315
Email: gordon...@mchsi.com

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Nov 9, 2010, 4:36:59 PM11/9/10
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From: "Joe Frost" <Joe....@phoenixchristian.org>

Excellent point. Many publishers augment with online content, but still
depend on the text as the primary curriculum delivery mechanism.

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Nov 9, 2010, 4:37:14 PM11/9/10
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From: Keith Schroeder <keit...@hssd.k12.wi.us>

Menasha Wisconsin Schools to make digital leap

Menasha steps up learning with computers

MENASHA - School Supt. Robert Kobylski turned storyteller and visionary
Monday night.

Kobylski, who joined the Menasha Joint School District in July, told an
audience of about 100 at Clovis Grove Elementary School that the future of
education in Menasha schools is about to change dramatically.

"We've ordered our last textbook series here in the district," Kobylski
said. "We're done with paper textbooks and those heavy backpacks. We're
going digital. We're going to move forward with a one-to-one technology
initiative that will put a digital device in the hands of every single one
of our students."

Read more : http://goo.gl/PJj4q


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Nov 10, 2010, 6:47:00 AM11/10/10
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From: "Gary Moss" <read...@verizon.net>

Marilyn,

I use a Kindle daily myself and love it. However, I am an adult who loves
to read! I believe you'll need to take a hard look at anything other than
a 10 inch, Ipad-like device if you expect to engage middle school
students. Remember, they are used to X-box/Playstation
graphics.Furthermore, as publishers get on the bandwagon, your investment
will go a lot further with something that allows for interactivity.

Gary Moss
Pocono Mountain School District
Swiftwater, Pa

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