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Amazon makes big Kindle push in U.S. schools

Amazon makes big Kindle push in U.S. schools | Preschool | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc announced an initiative on Wednesday to get its Kindle e-readers and tablet computers into schools, ...

 

Amazon said it has been testing Kindles in recent years with hundreds of kindergarten through 12th grade schools in the United States, selling the devices at bulk discounts and helping them purchase and distribute e-books to students.

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Children's Books Forever - Free Children's eBooks

"Here is a nice site that I learned about from one of my favorite elementary school tech bloggers, Kelly Tenkely. Children's Books Forever hosts free children's ebooks that you can view online and or download to your local computer. As Children's Books Forever points out, the books are suitable for use on SmartBoards. There are books available in twelve languages including English, Spanish, German, and Japanese."

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Can eBooks help bridge achievement gaps? | eSchool News

Can eBooks help bridge achievement gaps? | eSchool News | Preschool | Scoop.it
Research confirms that reading matters, and having books at home is a leading indicator of a child’s level of educational attainment. Where do electronic books fit in?
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