Posted on February 15, 2011 by thereadingzone
Last week I finally upgraded my #dumbphone to a #fancyphone! It’s been a long time coming, but I waited (im)patiently for the iPhone to come to Verizon. I am a Mac girl through and through. Finally, my time has arrived!
Having my iPhone with me all the time has made for a lot more reading time. I carry my iPad with me a lot, but not back and forth to school because my computer is with me then. So that meant I was sometimes out of luck when I got stuck waiting somewhere without a book. But I never travel without my cell phone, and over the past week I have been pulling it out constantly to read. I am reading more over lunch, during breaks, waiting in line at the bank, and anywhere else I find myself waiting. It is so convenient!
Have you found yourself reading more now that it’s so easy to carry a lot of books with you at one time?
(No worries- I am still a paper girl through and through. I am not going all pro e-reader here. I just like the convenience of having a back-up book with me at all times, on my phone.)
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Posted on January 30, 2010 by thereadingzone
On Friday I had my first experience with an e-reader in the classroom. During enrichment, we were reading because the class technically finished on Tuesday but they won’t switch to a new enrichment until this coming Monday. As I looked over the top of my book at the sea of children reading, my eyes fell upon something that did not fit in with the rest- a Nook!
One of my students had pulled out her Nook and was deeply entrenched in Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable. I watched her for a few minutes before sitting down next to her and quietly asking if I could see her book. The Nook was awesome. While I don’t think I want an e-reader for my children’s/YA books (because I like to donate them to classroom libraries after reading them), I might like a Nook for my adult reads, magazines, and newspapers. It was pretty cool to play with and the rest of my students were fascinated. My Nook-reader explained how it works to the rest of her class and they loved it.
I had been waiting for an e-reader to pop up in my classroom this year. I was a little worried that if/when it happened, it would cause a disruption. But after students got an explanation, they settled right back into their own books. It was awesome!
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