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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians, by @cybrarian77

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians, by @cybrarian77 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues. This list will be added to the MEGALIST FOR TEACHER-LIBRARIANS. Just click the tab at the top of the page."

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Great apps for all librarians!

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QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things

QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"QR Codes ("Quick Reference" Codes) are essentially 2-dimensional barcodes. They can contain hundreds of times more data than conventional 1-dimensional barcodes. Initially created for use in the shipping industry, they are gaining popularity for marketing to people with smart-phones." Source: Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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Great resource for QR codes!

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Archive of Hangout #3 - ebooks & more!

Archive of Hangout #3 - ebooks & more! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Hey everyone, We had a great time hanging out with Mylee and Kathryn tonight as we discussed ebooks, productivity tools, some things to look forward to with the last five 'things', and Mylee's and ...
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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - Hangout 3 > about ebooks & productivity tools
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Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings

Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Linda Moore:

According to the Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index, 60% of Australian mobile phone users use their phone access emails at least once a week[1]. So there’s a fair chance that if you have a mobile device you’ve already set up your email and checked it occasionally. But as I discovered this week there is much more to mobile email than the email client your phone comes with. If nothing else I encourage you to download and try some of the email apps out there – after trying the Gmail app I won’t be going back to the iPad email app again!

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Mobile email - week 3 of the Australian and New Zealand librarians doing the 23 Mobile Things course - available online, free, and open worldwide!

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things first Google Hangout #Anz23mthings - with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate

ANZ 23 Mobile things Hangout with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate #anz23mthings

 

Jan, Mylee and Kathryn will be telling us a little bit more about the creation of the 23 Mobile Things and their involvement as well as sharing some tips about the best way to make the most of the course. You can read a bit more about the 23 Mobile Things Team here in their introduction.

There will also be an interactive Q and A session at the end; where you can tweet us your questions using #anz23mthings & #hangout hashtags and we will answer them live! This is the moment to ask all your burning questions like “Why is Angry Bird one of the 23 Mobile Things???” and get answers live.

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Some great insights about using Twitter for mentorship, as well as professional development, especially when isolated.

Also a discussion of the tools coming up in ANZ 23 Mobile Things!

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things

ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A space for Australians and New Zealanders to learn the 23 Mobile Things

 

ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ have teamed up to offer an Australian/New Zealand course based on the 23 Mobile Things course by Jan Holmquist. We are running this course from May-November 2013 and it currently has nearly 300 participants signed up! Come and join us in our learning journey.

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Open for anyone to sign up who wants to add to their professional dsevelopment or learn more about Web 2.0!

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Four Mobile Options for Libraries | David Lee King

Four Mobile Options for Libraries | David Lee King | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By DAVID LEE KING:

 

"read Your 4 Mobile Options by Paul Boag: http://boagworld.com/mobile-web/your-4-mobile-options/

 

 

Responsive website: A responsive website is one that adapts to whatever device it is being viewed on. Whether that is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device, the same website will display the same content using a visual design most suited to that device.Native application: Native apps are applications that run physically on the mobile device and are coded specifically for the operating system of that device. These are the applications you typically find in either the Google Play or iOS App Store.Web application: A web application shares characteristics with both a native application and a responsive website. As with a responsive website a web application is built using HTML, CSS and Javascript and lives entirely online.Hybrid application: A hybrid application is essentially a native application built with HTML, CSS and Javascript. By building it with web technology it is quicker to develop and easier to publish to multiple platforms (e.g. iOS or Android). The downsides are that performance tends not to be as good and they lack the design style of each platform"

 

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Mobile options for libraries and where to start!

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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library - American Libraries

10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library - American Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Ellyssa Kroski 10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library American Libraries Today's hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons.
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20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A compilation of interviews about what will be the top 20 tech trends > including smartphones, cars, apps, data ecology and faces vs interfaces!

 

Very interesting!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:05 PM

Here's a fun-to-read set of funny, fabulous predictions from designers around world.

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Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Justin Bieber, Cadburys and Wrigley’s are already fans. Have you Blipped yet?

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
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I can already see the impact of this being used in libraries > Books, spaces, e-content and services being made blippable!

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