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The Apps and Storytime debate can be tamed. Start by educating yourself on what both sides say. Use helpful tools to find apprpriate apps for the age group that you are working with.

The Apps and Storytime debate can be tamed. Start by educating yourself on what both sides say. Use helpful tools to find apprpriate apps for the age group that you are working with.

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    Apps and Storytime Apps and Storytime Presentation Transcript

    • Apps and Storytime Getting Started… Suzanne Walker suwalker@library.in.gov @suzieecw Indiana State Library
    • Introductions • Who are you? • Who am I?
    • How are libraries using iPads?
    • Circulating them… • There are some libraries who have purchased iPads, loaded them up with educational games, and circulate them to their patrons.
    • In Story Times, but be aware… • American Academy of Pediatrics - parents should limit the amount of time their infants and toddlers spend in front of any sort of screen… there’s really no such thing as educational TV or software for very young children. • Apps in Storytime is a current DEBATE. • Think before you jump on the bandwagon. ▫ Particularly in regards to ages 0-2.
    • In Story Times, but be aware… • http://www.slj.com/2013/08/standards/earlylearning/are-learning-apps-good-for-babies/ • http://littleelit.com/2013/08/10/apps-babiesby-emily-lloyd/
    • Share! • How do you use iPads in your building? (Not what specific Apps, do you use, but HOW do you use them?)
    • Ages 2-5 • Can you get your kids to Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play with an App? • Sure you can!
    • Ages 2-5 • Happy Tappers – Appcentric programming for little ones, bringing technology to the parents and the children
    • Kinds of Apps… • eBooks and eBook Apps, much like the regular book but in an iPad • Counting • Colors • Sorting • Letter/Alphabet • Singing • Exploring the world • Gourmet eBooks – pop ups, etc.
    • Kinds of Apps • Creating picture apps • Making “food” • Flannel Boards via apps
    • Challenges • • • • • • The dreaded passwords and accounts Updating devices Settings Small vs. Large Groups Paying for it Storing, Syncing, and all those accessories!
    • What makes a good app? • • • • Simple No ads! Great graphics Enhances and doesn’t distract
    • Finding Apps • • • • • • • • Common Sense Media Lunchbox Reviews Moms with Apps SLJ – Touch and Go Children’s Technology Review Kirkus Review AppSmitten Find the Developers you like and go after their freebies • LittleELit Blog
    • Finding Apps • http://ipadschools.wikispaces.com/
    • Where’d I get this stuff? • http://www.alasuzanne.blogspot.com/2012/07/ theres-app-for-that.html • Thank you ALA!
    • Suzanne Walker suwalker@library.in.gov Indiana State Library