When Luanne Kaupa worked with a group of about 30 children a few years ago and asked them to draw a picture of their favorite vegetable, about half of the children responded with the question, “What’s a vegetable?
People on the cutting edge are swallowing ingestible smart pills containing minuscule sensors and transmitters to monitor a range of health data and wirelessly share this information with a doctor, The New York Times reports.
Job Purpose: As the bilingual (Arabic and English) specialist for Religious Studies, the librarian will deliver research, reference, instructional services and public programs, as well as develop and manage collections.
Katherine Kerber's insight:
There seems to be a need for librarians in arabic speaking countries.
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In my experience, children love things that go. The train set in my branch’s picture book area is always surrounded by choo-chooing kids; our race car books are perennially popular; and I’ve had to stop more than one pair of young friends from racing through the stacks to prove their speed. Thus it was a no-brainer for me to develop a Speed Racer Science program for school-age children at my library. Here’s what we did–I highly encourage you to take it and make it your own.
Learn the basics of programming in our first course for kids. This course was designed by Pluralsight authors to teach their own children. Now you can use Visual Studio to teach your own kids to program in C#. In this lesson kids will learn about objects, methods, variables, and for loops in a fun and creative way. This course is the first lesson from the Teaching Kids Programming courseware library. It has been designed especially for the Pluralsight audience. You can use Visual Studio to teach your own kids to program in C#.
A scholarly publisher has issued a warning to Jeffrey Beall, a Colorado librarian who writes about what he calls "predatory" practices in the journal industry, threatening him with a $1 billion lawsuit for his blog posts about the company.
There is resistance to digital books for kids from many teachers and parents … and in many ways, librarians are no different than others who work closely with children. But there is a growing understanding in the library community that digital content is arriving in a big way, like it or not. And libraries, of all the traditional curators in print, are truly the ideal gatekeepers of quality kids digital content. Librarians are trusted, objective, skilled in evaluating content and part of a large network of potential curators. They are also very concerned about the impact of the digital shift on readers of all ages.
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