Now that the Nooks are ordered, and on their way, courtesy of the Spring Ridge HSA’s generous donation, I’ve been a very busy bee getting ready. If you’re a teacher-librarian or media specialist who is piloting a lending program, there is a LOT of preparation to be done once the order is placed.
For starters, I ordered 2 cases. One is the standard cover/case that many consumers buy to protect their Nook device. It has pockets for paperwork and a title list.
With elementary students, though, a cover and the extended 2-year warranty doesn’t assuage my worries about accidental damage. I started looking on forums for a handled bag to slip the Nook into while also in the cover, providing two layers of protection. Many, many librarians have discovered the e-ink screens are susceptible to damage when placed in backpacks or pressed against another books/objects, so my students would need to carry it outside their backpack. Again, for elementary students, this is a problem with only a cover as protection. It wasn’t easy finding a handled Nook case, and in fact what I ended up with was a 10″ neoprene netbook case.
I haven’t received either the cover or the case yet, but I’ll review them when I do.
More to come soon on the rest of my pre-Nook delivery preparations…