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Kindles = More Reading. The KCP motivates students in the San Francisco Bay Area to reclaim their love of reading. For more information, please see http://iserotope.com/kindle-classroom-project.
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More evidence that Kindle donors are great

More evidence that Kindle donors are great | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 Kindle donors are not just generous. They're also creative and conscientious. You can tell in the packaging. Today, Kindle #513 came, a Kindle Fire from Jules in Portland, Oregon. Thank you, Jules...
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210 Kindle Fires arrive in largest donation ever

210 Kindle Fires arrive in largest donation ever | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 Just a few days ago, I announced that the Kindle Classroom Project had reached 300 Kindles. There was fanfare and jubilation. It was big. Today is even bigger. Huge, in fact. Perhaps enormous. A d...
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Hi there! My name is Kindle #300.

Hi there! My name is Kindle #300. | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
  I am pleased to announce the arrival of Kindle #300, a gift from Virginia in Murphy, North Carolina. Thank you very much, Virginia. This is a big milestone! Over the past year, the Kindle Classro...
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300 and counting.

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Reader to Reader: LaMiya, Oakland

Reader to Reader: LaMiya, Oakland | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 Today, I'm launching a new series. It's called Reader to Reader. I'm excited. The idea is to sit down with students who are participating in the Kindle Classroom Project, hear about their experien...
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Check out the new Reader to Reader: Interviews with KCP Readers. Episode #1: LaMiya, Oakland

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A flurry of book requests

A flurry of book requests | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 The Kindle Classroom Project is flourishing. Here's how I know: - Kindles are streaming in (~1 a day, on average), - Students are requesting tons of books. It's heartwarming. Students are reading,...
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The KCP is working. Kindles are streaming in, and students are requesting books left and right. Please help with a $10 donation.

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The KCP has a new teacher application!

The KCP has a new teacher application! | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 2014 marked a year of growth and reflection for the Kindle Classroom Project. I got to work with several teachers and hundreds of students. Through our successes and obstacles, I gained even more ...
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The KCP is expanding and looking to partner with another teacher in the SF Bay Area. Please apply!

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What happens when a student finishes a book at the Kindle Classroom Project

 If you want to kill your students' love of reading, there's no better method than requiring a book report (or other assignment) after they complete a book. Author and former middle school teacher ...
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Who's reading what? What's most popular? Soon, we'll be able to tell.

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How students request books they want

How students request books they want | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 The 237 students in the Kindle Classroom Project have access to 380 books in the Kindle Library. They're great books, donated by great donors. But what happens when a student wants to read a book ...
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This is what happens when a student wants to read a book that isn't currently in the Kindle library.

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Where have all the Kindles come from?

Where have all the Kindles come from? | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 In my last post, I announced that the Kindle Classroom Project is now 226 Kindles strong. Pretty impressive! Where have all these Kindles come from? From everywhere, that's where! Well, actually, ...
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New Kindle classroom! Kathleen Large's students in San Francisco join the KCP!

New Kindle classroom! Kathleen Large's students in San Francisco join the KCP! | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 I am very happy to announce that there will be a new classroom joining the Kindle Classroom Project in just over a week. Kathleen Large — whose beautiful classroom library I featured in September ...
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At long last: The online Kindle Library is correct and updated

At long last: The online Kindle Library is correct and updated | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 This Winter Break has been a busy time for the Kindle Classroom Project. I'm happy to announce that the Kindle Library is now entirely updated and accurate. The books you see in the library are ex...
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A Kindle and its donation journey, in 7 steps, to the Kindle Classroom Project

A Kindle and its donation journey, in 7 steps, to the Kindle Classroom Project | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
  "It's amazing!" one friend told me the other day. "How do you get all these Kindles?" The short answer is, The Kindles magically arrive on my stoop, shipped from generous donors across the countr...
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Here's how a Kindle gets from its generous donor to an eager student.

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New Kindle classroom! Kathleen Large's students in San Francisco join the KCP!

New Kindle classroom! Kathleen Large's students in San Francisco join the KCP! | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 I am very happy to announce that there will be a new classroom joining the Kindle Classroom Project in just over a week. Kathleen Large — whose beautiful classroom library I featured in September ...
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60 more students get Kindles next week!

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The (happy) story of a stolen Kindle

The (happy) story of a stolen Kindle | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 One of the things that makes the Kindle Classroom Project unique is that students get to keep their Kindle, day and night, at school and at home, and everywhere else in between. Which means that s...
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A student's Kindle was stolen by a random person in February. Here's the story of how it came back.

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Book Review: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (★★★★★)

Book Review: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (★★★★★) | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 Please read this book as soon as you can. That's pretty much it. Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, is probably the best book I've read in the last five or so years. It's pretty much about everything...
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Book Review: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (★★★★★). The best book I've read in a long time.

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A few recent KCP book reviews

A few recent KCP book reviews | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 Students participating in the Kindle Classroom Project record their finished books, and if they feel moved, they write a review. Here are a just a few books that students completed this week. (I'm...
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More student book reviews.

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Students do not lose Kindles

Students do not lose Kindles | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it

I've loaned Kindles to students for 3+ years, and not one has been lost so far. Hope I'm not jinxing myself!

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SF students give thanks for Kindles

SF students give thanks for Kindles | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 The Kindles have been in Kathleen's classroom in San Francisco for less than two weeks, and already, students are writing thank-you cards. Here are a few! (The first two didn't photograph well.) "...
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Thanks, generous donors!

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Today's book request. Thanks, Brandon!

Today's book request. Thanks, Brandon! | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 I'm thinking it's a good idea to let you all know, from time to time, what books students are requesting. Why? (1) It's gives us a sense of what's popular, plus it helps us understand what student...
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The primary way I build the Kindle Library is through direct student requests. It's the best way. Brandon chose well today. *American Sniper* will be extremely popular, I think. Thanks, Brandon!

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A well-traveled Kindle comes to SF

 Kindle donors leave the kindest notes for students. Here's one I received a few days ago from a generous donor. I can't wait to share this note with an eager student in San Francisco. Hi! I hope t...
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Kindle donors write the kindest notes to students.

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End of 2014: The KCP is 226 Kindles strong

End of 2014: The KCP is 226 Kindles strong | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 There has been a bit of Bush v. Gore in my house the past few days. I've been getting 61 Kindles ready for a new Kindle classroom in San Francisco (more about that in an upcoming post). During thi...
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No Kindle? No problem. Become an integral part of the Kindle Classroom Project!

No Kindle? No problem. Become an integral part of the Kindle Classroom Project! | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 If you don't have a Kindle to donate, please don't feel left out. Remember that the Kindle Classroom Project is a reading project, not a technology project! Here are a few ways to become a sustain...
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Here is the quickest and easiest way to donate to the Kindle Classroom Project

Here is the quickest and easiest way to donate to the Kindle Classroom Project | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 It doesn't get faster or easier than this! To donate to the Kindle Classroom Project, just click this big red button. Feel free to modify the amount and the frequency (one-time, monthly, yearly) o...
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Next up for the Kindle Classroom Project: Building the Kindle Library to 500 titles

Next up for the Kindle Classroom Project: Building the Kindle Library to 500 titles | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 It's been a whirlwind of a Winter Break for the Kindle Classroom Project. Some highlights: - I counted Kindles (226 on Christmas, now 233), - I tracked where the Kindles have come from (including ...
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Next up for the Kindle Classroom Project: Building the Kindle Library to 500 titles

Next up for the Kindle Classroom Project: Building the Kindle Library to 500 titles | Kindle Classroom Project | Scoop.it
 It's been a whirlwind of a Winter Break for the Kindle Classroom Project. Some highlights: - I counted Kindles (226 on Christmas, now 233), - I tracked where the Kindles have come from (including ...
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The Kindles keep streaming in! Now it's time to focus on building the Kindle Library. 500 titles, here we come!

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