KIDS ANDCOMPUTERS:PROGRAMS FORTWEENSSara M. Bryce, La Crosse Public Library
Things LPL kids use theInternet for: Watching movies on streaming sites (youtube.com) Role-playing games (bgames.com, LEGO.com) Games where you make things (Barbie.com) Facebook Chat
Surprising questions from kids8-12 How do you make the squiggly sign in emails? This site asked me for my username and password. What is it? I want to go to LEGO.com but I don’t know how to spell it. What do you mean, “Google it?”
Bottom line: We can’t assume digital natives know everything about the Internet and technology Conduct your own [very unscientific and possibly creepy] experiment of your own to see what YOUR kids would like!
“I Hate Mondays” Garfield partyProfessor Garfield.org
“Hiding the vegetables”
Here’s the broccoli!
Comic Book Creator
Some more veggies….
“Is this all they’ll be doing?”
“Why aren’t they DOINGanything?” “As we speak, your child is: honing problem solving skills by navigating the games building social skills by playing with a partner practicing a variety of subjects in a non- classroom scenario fostering self-efficacy You’re welcome.”
Bringing Books to Life: BookTrailers Had kids register so I knew what I was getting into Kids registered, I had things all set No-school day in February; perfect for an inside activity!
A perfect, 50-degree, sunny…
OneTrueMedia Videos 30 seconds or less are free Can tie an acct to Flickr for easy access to photos Easy posting to Youtube or Facebook
Lots of customization
Finished products! One we did together: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx0BwEXM Otk Emily, age 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW8HUTI5n m8 Mason, age 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWNPed0X GWk Alex, age 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK39rr19u04
Another good bet: Xtranormal Info for library programs: Babe and Todd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYp_wJNR- Zc Rocky and Flare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYd5q_5YN HQ Also easy for kids to do!
Final thought The informal, exciting half of kids education occurs “after school.” This is the place where 21st century students learn about their world and prepare themselves for their 21st century lives. --Marc Prensky, education and technology innovator We’re the “after school”! Yaaaay, us!
Thank you! Contact info:Sara BryceLa Crosse Public Library(608)firstname.lastname@example.org