Library Gems for All Ages
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FYIs for education, advocacy and awareness of issues relevant for school and public libraries.
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This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into…

Via Leona Ungerer
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Imagine this on full screen - with full class involvement....

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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment."

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Another tool in the librarians' tool box - having new ideas for teachers and students...

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that.

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2015 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.