Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.
Class 1: Become an Online SleuthClass 2: Manage your Digital FootprintClass 3: Identify Tricks and Scams Online
Newsweek Maker Movement Reinvents Education Newsweek Over the past few years, so-called “makerspaces” have cropped up in cities and small towns worldwide—often in affiliation with libraries, museums and other community centers, as well as in public...
The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is now making access to the library’s digital resources even easier! Beginning Thursday, July 24, a number of Digital Libraries will be available at community places for library card holders to download and access millions of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music titles using a QR code reader (free to download at iTunes Store and Android Market).
The Digital Library “wallpaper” will be affixed to surfaces inside senior centers, the YMCA, Haven for Hope and other locations, for cardholders to easily access SAPL’s entire digital collection.
SAPL is partnering with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, YMCA, Haven for Hope, Department of Human Services and Convention and Sports Facilities Department to place the libraries.
Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. Washington Post Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
"You may have heard of speed dating parties. They are popular matchmaking events during which single people have an opportunity to have quick conversations with lots of other single people. If someone meets a person they would like to get to know better during the event, they can arrange another date. Some innovative minds in the New Jersey library world have borrowed from this approach to create Technology Speed Dating, a training format that helped NJ librarians quickly get introduced to lots of new technologies."
"The NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt is a unique, interactive way to introduce students to the sometimes overwhelming library environment. Students are assembled into teams and given fifteen questions about the Libraries' spaces, services, and collections. In this fast-paced game, they have just 25 minutes to answer as many questions as they can."
"Lafayette’s team of stellar librarians (the PRA Team) fingered Carmen using an array of library tools. Now you need to find the secret location where Carmen stashed the sword before she has time to move it again. Luckily, Carmen left clues for her henchman about the sword’s whereabouts. Your task is simple: pursue Carmen’s trail by visiting stations located throughout the library. By enlisting the help of librarians at each station, you will be given clues that will lead you to the Marquis’ sword. Along the way, you may just learn some useful tips about using the libraries."
For years, libraries have been on the leading edge when it comes to piloting new technologies, but as libraries' offerings have evolved, their marketing and branding efforts haven't necessarily kept pace.
Thinkspot, Hotspot, coffee cart, Stuff-brary, and Code Club -- some neat ideas!
We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop.
In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening.