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Kindles with First Graders
Old 01-22-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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*Disclaimer: I know nothing about Ipads!

I received a grant last winter for 6 Kindle Fires. My students love them. We use them in reading and math.
I don't let the students plug in the chargers because I know that that can be a problem for some. I have had NO problems with mine. The students use them almost everyday and will work hard to have "free time" on them. I did buy covers for them. The students were given rules on how to use them and if they aren't following the rules they know they are grounded from the Kindles (length of time is determined by violation).
I have a ton of free books and free educational apps. One thing I like is I can download most apps/books for one price or free and they will work on all 6 Kindles. I wish I had more, but the students do love partnering up with their friends to read or play the games together.
I have a parent lock on mine because I don't want them to use the web feature, but they can access the Amazon cloud and get games or books that aren't specifically on one of the Kindles.
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