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Children's App & eBook Advisory

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Rancho Cucamonga Library Staff Development Day 2014, Cen Campbell & Carisa Kluver

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Children's App & eBook Advisory

  1. 1. Children’s App & eBook Advisory May 23, 2014 Rancho Cucamonga Library Carisa Kluver, Digital-Storytime.com Cen Campbell, LittleeLit.com
  2. 2. Why is Digital Shift Relevant? • The transition from print to digital is happening FAST! • It’s far reaching into every demographic. • The impact is profound, especially for young readers.
  3. 3. Transition from print to digital is happening FAST ... To: From:
  4. 4. Source: Common Sense Media October 2013
  5. 5. It’s far reaching into every demographic, especially for kids content ...
  6. 6. Is the iPad the new toybox & bookshelf? Source: Daily Mail - UK - Science - February 21, 2014
  7. 7. Issues • Screen Time • Digital Divide • Print vs Digital What is Role of Libraries?
  8. 8. eBooks vs Book Apps VS
  9. 9. Cutting through the Confusion ... Shift to Digital is “in progress” Hard Data is Incomplete or Private Popular backlists go digital in different ways simultaneously New tools for publishing emerging Cost of publishing can vary much more in digital space
  10. 10. What makes a good digital book? ● Meaningful interactive elements that are relevant to the narrative & don’t distract ● Quality story with high quality images ● Simple, large & easily-readable font ● Read-to-me & read-to-myself options ● Highlighting word-for-word ● Settings for turning on/off music/sound effects ● Navigation, ease of use, tech stability
  11. 11. Demo - Sandra Boynton Moo, Baa, La, La, La
  12. 12. Where can you find digital book reviews? ● Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia. org ● Digital Storytime: http://digital-storytime.com ● Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book- reviews/ipad/ ● School Library Journal: Touch & Go http://www.slj. com/category/books-media/reviews/apps/ ● Horn Book: Out of the Box http://www.hbook. com/category/choosing-books/app-review-of-the-week/
  13. 13. Review Resources Website Tour
  14. 14. Other Good Resources AppShopper.com AppFriday.com MomsWithApps.com SmartAppsforKids.com TheiMums.com TeachersWithApps.com And many, many more!
  15. 15. Reader’s Appvisory?
  16. 16. Questions? Contact us anytime! CenLibrarian@gmail.com Digital.Storytime@gmail.com Twitter: @LittleeLit & @iPad_Storytime Facebook: LittleeLit & Digital Storytime Web: LittleeLit.com & Digital-Storytime.com

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