For those thinking about using Kindle Fires in the classroom or buying just one for yourself or as a gift for others, next Tuesday's "Prime Day" is THE day to buy. CNET just posted this deal today. The price will likely not fall this low again until Black Friday. At 3 devices for about $100, it's hard to pass up.
At $35 each, using personal money for classroom technology seems reasonable. However, this weekend might be a good time to find friends and family who would be willing to sponsor a technology pilot program in your classroom. For just about $450, you could get a dozen of these powerful devices ready to go for this fall.
A few things to consider before buying:...
Common Sense Media
Helping Parents & Teachers Navigate a Digital World
A Mid-Year Checkup:
Tech Goals I've Met, Missed or Abandoned Completely
Shelf Reflection: What my classroom library says about the world and what I can do about it.
Looking Ahead, Blogging Forward
Teacher Approved Gifts for Kids
The Best Apps for Your Kid's New Device
Do Good with Great Deals
Is Amazon Prime Worth It?
Navigating the Election with Your Kids
Making the Most of 1 Classroom iPad
Apptoberfest: Google Photos
Apptoberfest: The Bible for Kids by YouVersion
Apptoberfest: IXL Math
Apptoberfest: Teach You Monster to Read
I Tried...I Failed...& You Can Too!
Let Go and Let Them
Oh the Place You'll Go: Using Green Screens in the Classroom
The Kindle Fire HD 8 - The iPad's Days are Numbered
A Fresh Start: Changes for the Year Ahead
Getting Great Stuff for Less - Part 2: Getting the Lowest Price
Getting Great Stuff for Less - Part 1 : Finding the Best Stuff
Stop Everything and Kahoot!
Coding in 2nd Grade with No Prep and $0
Kindles in the Classroom: A Year In Review