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Initial post: Sep 3, 2010 8:38:37 AM PDT
J. Larson says:
I am a teacher and am interested in purchasing a Kindle for my class. Is it possible to hook the Kindle up to a projector so a class could see the screen? Or, can you hook up the USB and view the screen on your computer, then project from your computer?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2010 8:41:36 AM PDT
Jack Fenton says:
No but you can download the free Kindle for PC application from Amazon, open the book and hook up the projector to your PC

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 8:41:37 AM PDT
No. You hook the Kindle up to the computer to transfer files, not to read them.

You can download the Kindle for PC app, and see if that will work for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2010 9:03:19 AM PDT
bmag says:
If your school still has any of those old "opaque projectors" you could use one with a Kindle. Or, download the free "Kindle for PC" application onto your laptop and use that with your classroom projector.

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 9:08:57 AM PDT
Mary says:
As already stated the Kindle for PC is free so you could download it and try it with your projector and see if it will work for you. It will not have all of the same features as the actual Kindle but you can highlight and bookmark passages as well as take notes on passages. Oh and you can right click a word and search the text for all other instances of the word in the book.

link to the Free Reading Apps page:

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 9:13:53 AM PDT
Bubba says:
An opaque projector would work (as does a photocopier and scanner), but the opaque projectors that I have used got the material that was being projected very hot. A Kindle might not take that sort of heat.

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 11:10:27 AM PDT
v says:
We have lumeins attached to our projectors. I place my kindle under the lumens and it projects it nicely on the screen. My 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders love it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2010 11:34:42 AM PDT
J. Larson says:
Great that is what I needed to know. Have a great year.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 9:10:23 AM PDT
Kathy says:
As a teacher I wanted to use a projector to show a Pete the Cat story to first graders and you
can get neat music/audio for free from the publisher. But I downloaded the Kindle to my PC
and was then told that Pete the Cat books were "not compatible." Many picture books are not compatible. My guess is that
some publishers do not want teachers to be able to do this.
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