Technology

Watch this free ALA TechSource hourlong webinar, Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library with John Blyberg and Meredith Farkas.

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In this webinar, participants celebrate and explore the 2015 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Social Sciences, and Books. Participants also learn how the apps can be used in classrooms and school libraries to engage students, inspire learning, and dive into inquiry.
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In this webinar, explore the best of the 2015 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, past-chair, and Lucy Santos Green, current chair of the Best Websites committee. Best Websites honors websites of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in AASL's learning standards. From this year’s recipients, Lucy and Heather hand-picked a selection of great sites just for librarians and classroom teachers. They discuss how these websites can be used and share examples from the field.
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For years libraries have been providing access and training to technology through their services and programs. Kids can learn to code, build a robot, and make a movie with an iPad at the library. But what can they do when they get home? How can libraries expand their reach to help more than just the youth they see every day? The Meridian Library (ID) has chosen to start circulating new types of technology. Want to learn about Arduinos? Check one out from our library! What is a Raspberry Pi? You get 4 weeks to figure it out. Robots too expensive to buy? Too many iPad apps to choose from?
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YALSA's Badges for Learning provide a new way for librarians and library workers to gain skills and demonstrate their expertise to employers. These badges are for any school or public library staff member working with teens. The lessons completed in order to earn a badge help staff gain the skills they need to successfully work with adolescents and provide a visual way to show what skills a particular staff member has gained.
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In this webinar, learn about the best of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Heather has handpicked a selection of great sites just for librarians and she discusses how they can be used and examples from the field.
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School, and buncee team member Francesca Arturi will guide you through all the creative possibilities of buncee for your library! See how buncee is being used by students and teachers in all kinds of classrooms, libraries, and homes. Follow along as they share great creation ideas and show you how to use the Buncee for EDU iPad app and edu.buncee.com’s simple drag and drop canvas.
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This on-demand webinar explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library share their insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. If you build it, they will come! This archived webinar was originally presented January 25, 2012.
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This one-hour session addresses the increasing demand of scholars and researchers for access to the underlying data that supports the conclusions in published materials. In response, publishers provide datasets either as stand-alone products or attached to publications. Many questions about how the information community will deal with these resources are unanswered. Traditional bibliographic, discovery, citation, and preservation tools are not well-equipped to address these new content types. An ALCTS webcast

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