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High school libraries more than just a place to study these days

High school libraries more than just a place to study these days | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

High school libraries used to be a place where studying was done and the Dewey Decimal system dominated a student’s research, but today with the implementation of iPads, e-books, and boundless online resources at a student’s fingertips, the library is a multifunctional space meant to unite a community and aid the creative and innovative learning and teaching process.

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Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs

Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

In the wake of Apple's announcement of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the latest version of iTunes U, I'd like to take a moment to step back and look at the technology they all look to replace.

 

Article by Dieter Bohn from The Verge, a technology-focused news publication, founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe, aiming to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information, and community content via a unified, modern platform.

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20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Many public and university institutions lead the way with iPad adoption by developing some pretty cool uses for their patrons.  A few ways these wondrous gadgets can best be used in libraries, hopefully providing some inspiration on how to get started making your workspace a more tech-savvy, iPad-friendly environment.  

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South Jersey high school librarians teaching students how to use high technology in their research

South Jersey high school librarians teaching students how to use high technology in their research | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
A steady murmur of voices emanated from the Cedar Creek High School library. But as librarian Christine Finn walked toward a table of students, it wasn’t to quiet them down, but to assist in their history project creating a wiki on the Great Plains.

 

Librarians (or media specialists as they are also called) say the school library has become less a static place to look up information and more of an active jumping off point for learning.

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iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Just getting started with your new iPad and wondering what to download? Here are 20 popular apps to get you going in the areas of News, Reference & Education, e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools, and Social Tools.

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