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Literacy 2.0 - Tools, tips, news, and behind-the-scense stuff to help readers of all ages & stages.
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Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader?

Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
A discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a child to own an Amazon Kindle. Examines whether the Kindle is suitable for kids.
Terry Doherty's insight:

Many of us are thinking about buying gadgets for our kids. Devices like a Kindle are attractive in part, because, well, the kids are reading.

 

This post from The Swallows Nest offers a mom's perspective as she debated with herself about the decision. ~ Terry

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The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet

The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

With the new iPad just released, there’s never been a better time to buy a tablet device. But what’s the best tablet for your whole family? We’ve been an iPad family for a couple years now, but we’ve also enjoyed testing out a Nook Color and Kindle Fire recently, getting both tablets over Christmas. For now I will ignore the other Android-based tablets on the market, since these three are the most popular. What follows are my thoughts and some of the highlights of each device. At the end you will find a comprehensive table I’ve created for comparison (grab your reading glasses since the print is small).

 

Overall, I found that the Kindle Fire and Nook Color tablets were equal as e-readers, but once my family moved away from traditional reading materials into more interactive content ...


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