General comments & suggestions from students: "The Nook was cool" "More books for girls" "I think we should get more of todays [sic] books. And some a little more challenging" The third one is my favorite...If only they realized how expensive "today's books" are, compared to the free classics I downloaded. Suggestions for ebooks (Each line is from a single student; prices added and spelling ... Read More about Student comments and feedback
I spoke with a "Nook expert" though the 1-800-THE-BOOK number today, and found out about a handy trick for resetting a frozen Nook. I wish they would share this fix with the store employees, because when I took it to the store to either fix or exchange, they didn't know what to do with it, and only offered to exchange it for a pre-owned Nook. Since this particular device was only a month-ish ... Read More about Handy Nook fix!
After today, I am totally convinced that all the extra "paper" record-keeping I did was absolutely worth it! As I stated yesterday, one of the Nooks has been acting up and generally behaving like the one that bit the dust already. I thought it was strange that it was part of the same "set" as the Nook that died, so I checked my BN.com account and sure enough there were 7 Nooks registered to that ... Read More about The value of record-keeping
Since the beginning of my plans to implement a Nook lending program, I've learned several things and change some things along the way. First, though...sadly, one of the Nooks died. It was working fine as I was teaching the 4th and 5th graders how to use it, and then for one class, it just froze. I couldn't "wake it up" from the screensaver, which pretty much disabled any troubleshooting I could ... Read More about Updates and changes I’ve made
The first three Nooks have been checked out as part of the literature circles at our school. One of the books a group is reading is "Crunch" by Leslie Connor, a very thoughtful science/realistic fiction novel that takes place in the somewhat near future. I downloaded the title to the Nook account on BN.com and it was all very seamless. No feedback yet, and I haven't introduced them to the whole ... Read More about The Nooks have been checked out!