FREEBEE FRIDAY: Kindle for the Classroom
Don’t have major-league bucks to get a Kindle ebook reader for every student? How about the next best thing? Amazon now has a PC application that does the same thing on a desktop or notebook computer. It’s still a developmental beta and takes a few minutes to load the program, but the software faithfully renders the book on the screen, images and all.
It does everything the Kindle ebook read does, including going forward and backwards, adding bookmarks, adjusting the font size as well as highlighting and annotating the text. It also does something the Kindle can’t: show the book in full color. Unfortunately, the software is restricted to PCs only at the moment, but Amazon is working on a Mac version as well. And – you guessed it – it’ll be free.