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Donate your old Kindle to my classroom!

Kindle Giftfavicon Did you get a new Kindle Touch or Kindle Fire for Christmas? I bet you don’t know what to do with your old Kindle, right?

I have an answer for you: Donate your Kindle to my classroom!

You’ll be happy you did. My students will appreciate your generous donation. You’ll be telling them, “Hey, I want you to read.”

It’s easy: Just fill out a quick form here on the Kindle Classroom Project page!

If you don’t have an old Kindle, but you know a friend who does, please let them know. It’s really easy to get an old Kindle ready to donate, and I can help.

If you’re not sure yet, read more posts about my Kindle journey.

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Update, August 2016: It’s been five years since this post, and in that time, generous people from across the country have donated more than 800 additional Kindles to students in Oakland and San Francisco. Thank you, and keep them coming!


  1. John at TestSoup

    I’m going to put the word out on our Twitter feed (for what it’s worth) to see if we can score you any Kindles.

    Unfortunately for you, I still love and use my old Kindle quite regularly.

    • Mark Isero

      This is wonderful news! Thank you so much, Snip.it. My students will love the new Kindle for their reading of fiction, and I can’t wait to introduce them to Snip.it for their reading of nonfiction.

  2. LeAnne

    Mark — I just upgraded to a new kindle and I am looking for a home for my old kindle 1 that is still in perfect condition. I have a usb cable for it but not a plug in charger. Would you be interested in this one for your classroom?

  3. @joseph_morris

    You might also be on the lookout for donations of broken Kindles, especially ones with intact screens. At least with Kindle Keyboards, two Kindles broken in different ways can be merged into one working FrankenKindle: one with a broken screen (common and easy to get) and one that is frozen but has an intact screen (less common, but still fairly frequent). Takes a mini-screwdriver and about 10 minutes. http://josephmorris.net/?p=144

    • Mark Isero

      Thanks, Joseph, for your comment and your link. I’ve written a post asking for broken Kindles (with intact screens), and I’ve fixed a few using your methods. Replacement batteries are easy to install! The problem is that it’s easy to break a Kindle screen (though I’ve never broken one myself). Thanks again!

  4. Caroline

    Hi Mark,
    I have a kindle 2 that I have rarely used, that should still work. I can’t seem to get it to charge, but I bet someone who has more kindle knowledge than me could figure it out. Are you still interested in it?

  5. Roe

    I have a fully functional Kindle keyboard with case and removable reading light. I also have one extra battery and extra empty case (for Kindle keyboard) with removable reading light. Ate you still collecting?

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