The Learning 2.0 School

Shifting Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in and out of the School Library

eBooks for iPhone

Posted by Michelle Torrise on September 11, 2009

Did you know that there is a free Kindle app for the iPhone?  Students of Oklahoma City Public Schools do.  And, it’s not surprising that Amazon has no reservations about offering free downloads–probably because the folks at Amazon know that most people will always prefer print over electronic books.   The potential for differentiation by iPhone book to reach a select few of our reluctant readers is exciting, and I can’t wait to try it out.

Wesley Fryer, author of one of my favorite blogs, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, talks about his son’s experience using the cell phone media in his post, “Thanks Project Gutenberg for underwriting our 6th grade summer reading list.”

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One Response to “eBooks for iPhone”

  1. Barnes and Noble released a free eBook reading application for the iPhone and iPod Touch this past July as well, but it doesn’t seem as fully featured as Amazon’s is. Also prices are often different for eBooks at B&N versus Amazon. I wrote an updated post about eBook sources also you might find of interest at the end of August:

    eBook Resources (for iPhone users and others)
    http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2009/08/29/ebook-resources-for-iphone-users-and-others/

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