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10 Fun iOS Apps That Improve Kids’ Vocabulary - Mac|Life

10 Fun iOS Apps That Improve Kids’ Vocabulary - Mac|Life | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"Summer’s here, which means that now (or very soon) the kids will be free from the clutches of school for a long stretch of vacation. But there’s no reason that you can’t encourage some independent learning to keep their minds from turning to sludge, especially with a little help from an iPhone or iPad. These 10 fun and engaging iOS apps will expand your kids’ vocabulary and leave them talking like scholars in no time."


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12 Great iPad apps for kids: Talking Carl, Barbie I Can Be and The ...

12 Great iPad apps for kids: Talking Carl, Barbie I Can Be and The ... | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
There are thousands of games and apps that kids would enjoy playing, but we've collected together a few of our favourites (aimed very roughly at the two to ten age group) for learning, messing around and most importantly ...

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School

My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain the functions of each system and how it works."


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4 New Science Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 New Science Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

" Today while I was sifting through the recent releases in the category of education I came across these awesome apps that science teachers can use with their students. For more science apps I recommend that you check out this resource . http://bit.ly/1lHDF4m "


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#UnfollowBullying - Recognizing the Power of Student-Created Content | NWP Digital Is

#UnfollowBullying - Recognizing the Power of Student-Created Content | NWP Digital Is | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

If you are planning to submit nominations for the 2012 Edublogs Awards, I hope you will consider #UnfollowBullying as a candidate for the Best Twitter Hashtag category. #UnfollowBullying, a student-created, student driven initiative, is in recognition that students are the ones who will lead the charge in their online communities to ensure that all students are treated with respect and kindness. Past winners in the Best Twitter Hashtag category have (simply) created a stand alone hashtag. One of the many distinguishing features of #UnfollowBullying is that the hashtag comes with a dynamic online student toolkit to help students everywhere stand up, speak out and be the change.

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Circulating Ideas

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Circulating Ideas is the librarian interview podcast hosted by me, Steve Thomas. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my home library. Follow the show on Twitter @circideas

 

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Another satisfied guitar lending library customer. AND he checked out our last guitar. This makes me smile- http://t.co/eD581r2s
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Another satisfied guitar lending library customer. AND he checked out our last guitar.
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My Library My Story: Dave

There are more stories in libraries than on the shelves. See one patron's story about how he uses the Fayetteville Free Library. This is part 1 of a 4 part v...
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Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project

Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
“If you have a library card and password, and live in Iowa City …you can download this music. You own it forever. Put it on your phone. Play it at parties.
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Idea Box draws community to public library

Idea Box draws community to public library | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play.” The 9 x 13 glass-enclosed space opened in March and has already played host to...
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Wendy Cotta's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:44 AM

New learning spaces for new learning

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Talking Snowmen using Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids app | Technology from SCS Elementary

Talking Snowmen using Drawing Pad and ChatterPix Kids app | Technology from SCS Elementary | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"Welcome back to school after 3 days of extra vacation due to a huge snow storm and freezing cold!  The snow days totally messed up what was scheduled in the lab, so I decided to have some classes try out some new activities on the iPads.  Mrs. Bennefield’s class used the Drawing Pad and the ChatterPix Kids apps to create talking snowmen.  The snowmen tell you what they think about the weather we have been having!   Here are a few examples of their videos:"


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My BIG List of iPad Coding Apps for Kids! - Jonathan Wylie

My BIG List of iPad Coding Apps for Kids! - Jonathan Wylie | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"December 9-15, 2013 is Computer Science Education Week, and this year their big push is to get coding incorporated into school curriculums everywhere. There are lots of reasons why kids should be coding, but none more than the fact that there are more resources than ever to help students and teachers get started, regardless of their previous experiences with computer programming. So, in honor of the #HourOfCode project, here is my BIG list of iPad coding apps for kids. There is something here for students of all ages."

 


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:46 AM
Some excellent coding apps here. I have been looking into coding apps for the Tech X Perts as I believe it is a critical skill for young people - it involves both logic and creativity and can really take them places.
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3 iPad Apps for Kids to Design Creative Animations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 iPad Apps for Kids to Design Creative Animations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"Just a few weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learninga list some of the best iPad apps to promote creativity and innovative thinking in your students. Today, I brought you three awesome apps that are specifically geared towards a younger audience . These are basically iPad apps that you can use with your kids to boost their creative thinking through empowering them with the tools to create short animated videos and drawings. Check them out below:"


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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:14 AM

Una buena aplicación de iPad para niños.

Вера Короповская's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:33 AM

3 приложения для Ipad для детей по созданию коротких анимационных роликов и рисунков

Angela Stonestreet's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:35 AM

Worth a read for school

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Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates creative writing prompts, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.

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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:46 AM

Scholastic Story Starters é uma ferramenta de ensino flexível, que pode ser usada em vários contextos (na biblioteca escolar, em sala de aula, nos laboratórios de informática uma vez que também está disponível para iPad …) e se adapta ao estilo de ensino de cada um.
É uma atividade ideal para trabalhar com os alunos dado que desenvolve competências associadas à escrita.

swiftlytiltingtheatre's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:08 AM

Not just for kids, stretch your writing and storytelling muscles

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libraries as communally constructed sites of participatory learning:  creating conversations and connections through enchantmentbuffy j.

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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked the roomful of librarians to imagine libraries as places for people to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, “What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.”

What’s a Makerspace?
So what’s a makerspace? Also called a hackerspace, a backspace, or a hacklab, it’s any sort of creative space where people gather to make stuff and share ideas about making stuff. These labs, often equipped with tools and materials, allow users to practice a 21st-century sort of DIY. Hackerspaces.org, a wiki connecting makerspaces around the world, defines them as “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.” The ideas behind makerspaces—community-driven, open-access, shared resources and tools, knowledge sharing—make them a natural fit for a library community..."

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab.  As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspac...
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Twitter / JustinLibrarian: Today we begin recording music with teens. No computers. Old fashioned 8 track. Richard sings in Acholi. pic.twitter.com/vFHbp54o

Today we begin recording music with teens. No computers. Old fashioned 8 track. Richard sings in Acholi. pic.twitter.com/vFHbp54o

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Chattanooga Public Library cooking up creativity

Chattanooga Public Library cooking up creativity | Public Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Worn-out books and dinged-up furniture are spread across the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.
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