Mark Barnes

How long before there is a Kindle in every student’s hands?

Posted in Gadgets, multimedia, Teaching Tools by Mark Barnes on January 20, 2010

Although this Kindle blog may just be an advertisement disguised as information, there is certainly merit to the comments that the students make in the post.

The blog contends that polled students say they like the ability to change font size, being able to bookmark pages and the fact that they don’t have to carry heavy textbooks, among other things.

In the digital world, one has to wonder how long it will be before all students are reading their novels and their science texts on digital readers like Kindle.


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  1. Will said, on June 25, 2010 at 10:07

    Hi Mark,

    Not sure what you mean by an advertisement disguised as information, but I certainly hope the information is accurate. I just spent the day with Kathy Parker at Seneca Elementary School in Illinois as she set up her 85 Kindles that every eighth-grader in the school will use next year. It was her kids who report that they use the largest font on the Kindle and that led to my research into how variable text size supports student reading. Hope this information helps!


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