The Information P...
Follow
Find tag "iPad"
14.8K views | +0 today
The Information Professional
Librarians and Archivists in a fast-changing digital lanscape
Curated by Karen du Toit
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

Europeana Releases First Free iPad App | europeana

Europeana Releases First Free iPad App | europeana | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
‘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!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karen du Toit from Information Powerhouses
Scoop.it!

A Must Have App Evaluation Rubric

A Must Have App Evaluation Rubric | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
"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!

more...
Cristian Cerda's comment, December 8, 2012 8:32 PM
Interesting application, but the content has the same trouble that many of the rubric available on the web: It says nothing:
Ove Christensen's comment, December 9, 2012 6:38 AM
Well I think you should see it as a help for reflection on apps and use of apps. No tools are doing the hard work for you but they help you to remember what to cover.
Jim Lerman's comment, December 9, 2012 5:44 PM
@Cristian...I don't see it the same way. The criteria, in my opinion, do provide a useful framework for judging the efficacy of a web app. The value in the criteria is implicit; if one shares the values inherently stated in the criteria (for example, "authentic practice of targeted skills"), then I think the criteria are indeed helpful. If the values and meaning of the criteria do no speak to you, the reader, then I can see where one could feel they do not say anything. As Ove says, "no tools are doing the hard work for you."
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

101 Tips For School Librarians > iTunes app

101 Tips For School Librarians > iTunes app | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Get 101 Tips For School Librarians on the App Store.

(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later)

 

"These things are the most important issues for librarians in schools
Get to know the content and structure of the curriculum, if you don’t already. Talk to teachers, staff parents and pupils. Talk to everyone. Network, talk to other librarians. Take every CPD opportunity you can get. Bid for money to supplement your budget, and keep good records so you can make your case clearly and effectively. Try and be innovative, use new technology when appropriate to improve the services you offer. Share ideas on mailing lists, blogs and wikis. Take an interest in your pupils and find out what really makes them tick. Be selective about how you spend your time: if it doesn’t help pupils or school staff, forget it.
Have fun, it’s a great job if it’s done properly.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karen du Toit from The Information Specialist's Scoop
Scoop.it!

Tech E-book Roundup | Law Technology Today

Tech E-book Roundup | Law Technology Today | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Karen du Toit from Library Web 2.0 skills
Scoop.it!

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent iPad Apps to Create eBooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent iPad Apps to Create eBooks | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift

D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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.
The idea of creating a special iPad app for library workers came up in late 2010 as the technology staff noticed how useful their iPhone app was to library patrons, and they thought it would be a great in-house tool for customer service, said Chis Tonjes, the Washington D.C. public library director of information technology."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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:

Socratrive

Nearpod

GroupBoard

Reflector

Mover

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012? - by Audrey Watters

Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012? - by Audrey Watters | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

The iPad Mini’s Meaning and Impact - on #libraries | Joe Murphy @LibraryFuture – Librarian, Innovator

The iPad Mini’s Meaning and Impact - on #libraries | Joe Murphy @LibraryFuture – Librarian, Innovator | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
How could it REALLY change libraries?“@libraryfuture: The iPad Mini’s meaning & impact on libraries http://t.co/sh54FFJN”...

 

"For Libraries:
With this smaller device, the reach of the Apple iOS and resources through it expands to more of our patrons (those preferring the smaller device size and smoother integration into their lives) and into more of their spaces. So be prepared for more iOS mobile engagement with your content and services.

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love, by Ellyssa Kroski

» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love, by Ellyssa Kroski | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

Introducing BrowZine, an iPad app to access library journal subscriptions | No Shelf Required

 

"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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen du Toit
Scoop.it!

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 http://t.co/S4wF81M8...

 

Here are 20 popular apps to get you going in the areas of News, Reference & Education, e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools, and Social Tools."

 

more...
No comment yet.