Kindles Replacing Books in School Districts
1/6/2014 2:29 PM
The Amazon Kindle has become a new tool for education, by helping to reduce the number of books students need to carry every day. But management on an enterprise level was cumbersome until Amazon launched Whispercast to schools and businesses in October 2012.
The free service's central feature is a web-based interface that allows authorized staff — technology coordinators, media and curriculum specialists, and teachers, for example — to buy books using purchase orders or other forms of payment and then wirelessly deploy those books on any number of devices. Devices can be grouped, making it easy to send books by class section or grade level in just minutes. READ MORE . . . . .