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Author Archives: ALSC Children and Technology committee
John Hersey, author of Hiroshima, once worked on a committee for his children’s school to determine why children were struggling at reading. The group’s discovery was that the reason the children were struggling was because they thought the primers they … Continue reading
One reason I became a librarian is that I’ve always loved learning anything and everything and I realized I really wanted to learn new things every day for the rest of my life. I figured the best way to maximize … Continue reading
Back in the “technological dark ages” at least a year ago or more, when a group of children were sitting together in the library not talking, they were playing their Nintendo DS together via the library’s wi-fi. Oh how times … Continue reading
I’ve been presenting storytimes for over 15 years and I have tried many systems for keeping track of my plans, rhymes, songs, books, and ideas. Binders, Word docs, notecards, file folders…all of them have worked well for awhile but nothing … Continue reading
The websites I use to do my job are as varied as the questions I get asked at the youth services reference desk, so the list of my favorite websites is a moving target. Beyond the tried and true sites … Continue reading
Have you seen Crayon Creatures? The concept is to take a child’s drawing and turn it into a 3D-printed sculpture. Aw…so cute! Grandma will love it! Until news of this service started circulating on Twitter and blogs and places, I … Continue reading