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‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces you to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them. Designed by Glimworm IT during a Europeana hackathon, the app provides an easy introduction to Europe’s glorious art treasury through five specially curated themes: Maps and Plans, Treasures of Art, Treasures of the Past, Treasures of Nature and Images of the Past.
Karen du Toit's insight:
Downloaded and it looks like a very rich collection!
"The choice of which apps to use with your students in the classroom is not an easy one. It ,in fact , calls for a lot of attention from the part of the teacher. You are responsible for your students learning and this responsibility grows riskier when learning becomes digitally based.This is particularly the case when integrating apps into your teaching."
Via Ove Christensen, Dr. Laura Sheneman
Karen du Toit's insight:
Valuable for librarians when asked or consulted about the use of apps in learning/teaching!
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"These things are the most important issues for librarians in schools
"From mobile security to Facebook to iPad apps, LPM has an e-book to answer all your pressing technology questions. LPM e-books are available on the ABA Webstore (for reading on all your devices and readers) and the iBookstore or iTunes (for Apple devices).
Here’s a handy list of the latest tech e-books now available for download. Be sure to check them out–your law practice will thank you! (Next week, we’ll be discussing even more essential e-books from LPM.)"
> Technology and social media for lawyers!
>> Very handy to know about for law librarians!
1. iPad in One hour for lawyers (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-in-one-hour-for-lawyers/id560206652?mt=11)
2. iPad apps in one hour for lawyers (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-apps-in-one-hour-for/id521115322?mt=11)
3. Facebook in one hour for lawyers (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/facebook-in-one-hour-for-lawyers/id564858548?mt=11)
4. LinkedIn in one hour for lawyers (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/linkedin-in-one-hour-for-lawyers/id521113611?mt=11)
Via Errol A. Adams JD/MLS
"Technology is helping students learn better and is demicratizing the way the access the knowledge. Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage , their role is only coaching and coordination.
Another amazing aspect of this technology is the wide possibilities it open for us in education. Now using iPad for instance , teachers can create ebooks for their students or even help them create ebooks for themselves. I have actually compiled a list of such apps below. I hope you can try them with your students and take your teaching a step further.
1. Book Creator for iPad
2. eBook Magic
3. Demibooks® Composer
4. Story Patch
5. Creative Book Builder"
Via Susan Bainbridge, Jenny Smith, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
RT @raamatuid: Nifty!RT @dcpl: Roving iPad librarians coming to DC Public Libraries http://t.co/Lx08IWF5...
By Michelle Lee:
"The app would enable library workers to shorten long lines by going around as a mobile checkout “desk,” Williams said. The iPad and a connecting electronic scanner could also be used at community events outside of the libraries to register new patrons and provide more information about their services.
By Christopher Piehle
Kathy Schrock guides educators through the process of building a personal learning network and organizing a constant flow of information.
Karen du Toit's insight:
Personal Learning Networks & Tech Tools.
Includes her top 5 apps for teachers:
by AUDREY WATTERS:
"...the year’s major ed-tech developments. I’ve identified the 10 trends that I think have been 2012’s most interesting and important. I’ll string out the posts that cover these over the next 6 weeks — and not just because it’s time for the obligatory-end-of-year-wrap-up-crap posts that we bloggers churn out throughout the month of December. I find the reflection is useful (although time-consuming), and it’s a good process for me to go through all the news and all my writing to assess what’s innovative and what’s hype and what's changed and why."
How could it REALLY change libraries?“@libraryfuture: The iPad Mini’s meaning & impact on libraries http://t.co/sh54FFJN”...
For librarians’ use: the Mini may be better suited for mobile library staff: easier use with Square and mobile payments, more portable for roving reference, for checking out tablets to users."
"Since last week’s post on 10 Geeky Office Supplies for Librarians was so popular, I decided to follow it up with these awesome and very geeky gadgets that are on my wish list:
1.) Livescribe Smart Pen
2.) Noteboard Foldable Pocket Whiteboard
3.) Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer
4.) Literary iPad Cases
5.) The Point and Click Dictionary
6.) iPad Mini
7.) iPhone/iPad Pocket Projector
8.) FreeLoader Pro Solar Charger
9.) Aroma USB
10.) Doctor Who USB Dalek Desk Defender"
"Third Iron, LLC, a leading library technology company, announced today the release of BrowZine, a new app for the iPad. BrowZine combines articles from databases to create full journals, organizes them on shelves arranged by subject, and delivers a reading experience optimized for the iPad. With BrowZine, users can easily find journals made available by their library, browse titles of interest, and read individual articles or the complete journal."