|11-10-2010, 10:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Pocketbook Pro 902
Any other teachers here?
Hello from Belgium
This is my first post although I have browsed MobileRead for almost two years now. Interested in educational uses for ereaders. Any other teachers here?
Still undecided on purchasing a Kindle 3 or a Sony PRS 650.
|11-10-2010, 11:11 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Sony PRS 600, Nook ST, Toshiba Excite 10.1 AT 300
I'm a retired teacher but I still work part time. I recommend the Sony which I myself use with my students for these reasons:
It works with library books
The touch screen is more intuitive and makes it faster to use the dictionary, which is one of the best attributes of an e reader for education.
|11-10-2010, 12:43 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Device: CYbook Gen3 and Sony PRS 505 Kindle 3 G Nexus 7
Hi jpuntd, and welcome to MobileRead.
Good luck in choosing your eReader.
|11-10-2010, 12:43 PM||#4|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
Welcome to MobileRead, obs20
Does your library carry the e-books needed for your use?
The k3 won't support library books without workarounds, but the Sony will...providing you can fine the books you need in ebook format.
|11-10-2010, 01:38 PM||#5|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Welcome to mobileread ....
|11-12-2010, 01:05 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Savage, MN
Device: Kindle 3
Welcome to MobileRead! I think it's exciting that teachers are using ereaders in class. Very cool!
|11-12-2010, 04:34 PM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kindle Paperwhite/iOS Kindle App
I am a teacher and I use my iPad all the time in class. I teach primary school French and right now am teaching three different units to three different grade levels. I have all my teaching books in PDF so I can just carry around the iPad and not have to worry about carrying around those bulky teaching guides. The screen is big enough that I can turn it around and read to the kids off it like a storybook, show them Powerpoint slides (I often do this with lengthier songs I teach, I play the music and show a Powerpoint with the words). Also I have a few games on it which we play together to teach vocabulary in a meaningful context (right now, they are very into Virtual Families and are learning all this great house and family related vocabulary with it).
I am a specialty teacher and don't have my own dedicated classroom, so I have very limited space to store my stuff and then what I need for the day, I have to carry with me. It was a bit of a time investment to get everything scanned and catalogued appropriately, but now that it's all done, it is SO much easier. I keep everything on Dropbox so I can print worksheets off the school computer for the kids without having to go down to the cupboard and find the book it came from, and I can send materials straight to the iPad on the fly (without iTunes) via the Dropbox app. I could go on and on. The iPad has been a real game-changer for me.