The controversy surrounding the Kindle has now hit classrooms. When the Kindle first came to our office, some people swore by it and others said they would never use one. Few of us fell in the middle- everyone seemed to have a definitive opinion. Now schools are testing the Kindle for both financial and health reasons. However, the feedback hasn’t been universally positive. As discussed (briefly) in this article, the Kindle is not always conducive to note taking or page marking. Perhaps over time students will find a way to work around this, and essentially create a new way of studying. On the other hand, they may just decide that working with paper is still the most effective way to study.
What do you think? Does the future of books lie in the Kindle?