Amazon’s Kindle is on the scene in its latest iteration, and I might like it.
Citizen Zac thinks he likes it.
Mr. Chase thinks he might like it too. (How Jungian, right?)
Here’s what I’m thinking:
- I want a class set to try with kids.
- Could this be how textbooks stay valid?
- How about a site license on these books or drastically reduced rates for bulk downloads?
- When are we going to start changing how we teach reading – not “E-Literacies,” but actual reading – to reflect the changing shape of the book?
- Think what this could mean for an impoverished district or school.
- Reading lists just got more malleable.
If not the Kindle, something like it should be the future of how we play school. It might burn to read that, and believe me, it burns a bit to type it. This doesn’t change the reality of things. Over Presidents’ Day, I was discussing the teaching of handwriting with a middle school teacher who was lamenting some of her students’ ability to put their words on a line.