1. How are kindles being used in schools? from Melissa Engel-Unruh Librarian, Chambersburg Area Senior High School firstname.lastname@example.org , used with permission ” I am a high school librarian with 30 Kindles in our collection. All of our Kindles are on the same account, which means that all of our Kindles have access to any ebook purchased. We purchase one ebook and download it to one Kindle and then can share that ebook to 5 other Kindles on the same account for free. The Kindles must all be on the same account in order to share.
You can “share” two ways.
One way is by being logged into your Amazon account on a computer. From the “Digital Content” category, select “Manage Your Kindle.” You will see a section towards the bottom of the page titled “Your Orders.” You will see listed there any ebooks that you have purchased with your account. Off to the right you will see the words “Deliver to…” Click on the drop down arrow and you will see Kindles from your account listed there. Select the Kindle to which you want to share the ebook, and it will be downloaded onto that Kindle in about 60 seconds for free.
OR, on your Kindle itself, hit the HOME button. Locate “Archived Items.” This will list all ebooks attached to your account. From there you can scroll through all of the books attached to your account, and you can select a book for download straight from there. It will be downloaded onto that Kindle in about 60 seconds for free.
2. Free ebook sites (check copyright before use) http://bit.ly/bYhCSF
3. 10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning – http://bit.ly/cWc9J1
4. Greendex –sustainability index http://www.nationalgeographic.com/greendex/index.html
Urban ecology http://environment.yale.edu/magazine/
Oz coasts http://www.ozcoasts.org.au/
Japan lote http://jguide.stanford.edu/ Thanks to UQ Cyberschool for these
5. 10 New Education Companies http://is.gd/cyW9A
6. Salem Library Blog awards http://salempress.com/Store/blogs/blog_home.htm
7. “The Oil Spill is a Metaphor for Our Times” http://bit.ly/aDUavL
8. “Passionate participation” and “connectedness literacies” http://dmlcentral.net/
9. Popular verse novels – http://bit.ly/cw7VZd
10. Attention http://bit.ly/9rgxV2
11. 6 Baby Steps to Get Started with Evernote http://bit.ly/9lg49w
12. WordPress.com Adds Its Own “Like” and Reblogging Features http://bit.ly/bfRgOZ
13. Fun posters to download & print-primary http://www.ladybird.co.uk/thingstodo/madaboutposters/index.html
14. Doing social good -helping real people http://slav.globalteacher.org.au/2010/06/02/doing-social-good/
15. Sites demonstrating bias http://www.saveourguns.com/ also http://martinlutherking.org/ .