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The Adventures of Library Girl: Libraries as Cultivators of Creativity: Favourite apps

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Libraries as Cultivators of Creativity: There's an App for That! http://t.co/vSUG6TXdZe By @jenniferlagarde

 

"...here some of my favorite APPs to help spark student creativity.   If you're lucky to have access to mobile devices in your library, these would make some great additions to your APP collection.   And if you don't have such access, they are worth exploring anyway - to consider what they provide students with the opportunity to do and then to think about how you can provide students with those same opportunities with or without a gadget."

 

Apps:

- Felt Board

- Draw Quest

- Art Set

- Sock Puppets

- Comic Life

- Art Studio

 

"As librarians, we have an opportunity and an obligation to create spaces and instruction that cultivate our students' creativity.  Our spaces, our flexibility and our skills make the library the perfect place to turn kids loose: to give them the chance to imagine, explore, create and share.  Along the way, they'll make mistakes and plenty of messes, but that's how we all learn.  We may not all have access to the APPs I've shared in this post, but we've all got access to something far more important:  kids.  All of whom are eager and ready to get started!"


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:36 AM

Apps to spark creativity!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

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"On Monday, I had the opportunity to participate in another fab edition of the TL Virtual Cafe webinar series. This month's PD offering was an "Edutech Smackdown" featuring the Queen of All Things Library: Joyce Valenza. I love these smackdown sessions because they are the ultimate crowdsourced PD. Everybody grabs a slide (or two or ten) and when their time comes, takes the mic to share something they love. They are fun, fast paced and the cream always seems to rise to the top. Delish!"


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The Adventures of Library Girl: School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

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Pam Colburn Harland's comment, April 23, 2013 4:55 PM
Great post! I especially like the part about setting goals... I want all of our goals to be "user-centered" goals!
Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:30 PM

ideas for marketing the library so others know what is available

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Libraries as Cultivators of Creativity: There's an App for That!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Libraries as Cultivators of Creativity: There's an App for That! | School Library News | Scoop.it

"I am not an artist.  But when I created this blog, I knew I wanted an avatar that would come to be synonymous with "Library Girl."  I figured, if I was going to don a virtual super hero persona, I would, at minimum, need a cartoon character version of my self who, if not able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, would at least sport a cape.

So... I started hitting up my artsy friends.  Alas, none of them were interested in creating a comic ME for which I could pay them exactly nothing.  Go figure.  Which left me with nothing to do but rely upon my own skills.  Let me repeat:  I am not an artist.

I am, however, a librarian."


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