The Kindle Fire for your school?

Soon but not quite yet

yieldfire-2011-11-29-22-17.jpg

Not long ago I wrote a post full of glee, a post full of promise and a post full of financial responsibility. I titled it The Kindle Fire – This is THE choice for schools right now. Heck I even called out Apple’s behemoths the iPad and the iPad2 and said the Kindle Fire is better than those for schools. To be clear, I haven’t even held a Kindle Fire yet and I know the reviews are so-so. Check out Engadget’s review and Gizmodo’s review (both sites are great sources by the way) to see the pros and cons and opinions of people far more qualified than myself.

However, I still feel that what it offers is still a great choice for schools looking to dive into the tablet craze. For the price ($200), you get an awful lot of power and flexibility that could a very useful learning tool in the classroom.

So why am I telling you DO NOT BUY THE AMAZON KINDLE FIRE YET. Read on past the break to get the fiery reason (yes that is a poorly used pun) you should wait.

Continue reading “The Kindle Fire for your school?”

Textbooks of Tomorrow – Infograph

My wife is a librarian and consumes all things published. She reads books and her Kindle library is nothing short of impressive. She reviews books on her very popular blog (anabundanceofbooks.blogspot.com) and came across this infograph about where textbooks are heading. Whether you agree or disagree this infograph will definitely give you some food for thought. For the record I agree this is where they’re going, but when and with what device is another story. So check out this very well made infograph from the people at www.onlineeducation.net.


Via: OnlineEducation.net