New Media & Families: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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New Media & Families: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

  1. 1. New Media & Families Las Vegas-Clark County Library District June 25, 2014
  2. 2. Hello! Cen Campbell, LittleeLit.com Carisa Kluver, Digital-Storytime.com
  3. 3. Apps/eBooks from this workshop Felt Board MGOL Keynote One Drive (for PPT) A Frog Thing Bean’s Baby Blue Hat Green Hat Byron Barton Trucks Happy Hippo Angry Duck iBook Penguin’s Family
  4. 4. How the iPad affects young children, and what we can do about it Media Mentors
  5. 5. Images that make us sad
  6. 6. This is Our Opportunity
  7. 7. ● Digital felt board ● Book app or digital book ● Digital music or sounds ● Non-book app ● Create your own content ● Screen shots or images What is New Media?
  8. 8. Librarians are knowledgeable about curating all kinds of resources- including new media Librarians are skilled at helping children, parents & caregivers navigate many kinds of tools – including positive ways to use new media Why new media in the library?
  9. 9. ● App ● eBook ● Felt Board ● Library Apps ● Parent Engagement Apps Demo!
  10. 10. Concerns?
  11. 11. Concerns ● Displacement of other activities ● Commercial messages ● Passive consumption ● Eye/Body Strain ● Displacement of relationships ● Sleep disruptions ● “Screen time”
  12. 12. Advantages?
  13. 13. ● Engaging ● Learning Styles ● Access (geographic, linguistic & special populations) ● Diversity of content ● Learning support ● Tactile interface & multimedia Advantages
  14. 14. American Academy of Pediatrics
  15. 15. Recommendations from the AAP Guidelines ● Limit “entertainment” screen time to <1- 2 hours a day ● Discourage screen media for children <2 ● Keep screen media out of child’s bedroom ● Monitor media usage ● Coview ● Establish family media plan
  16. 16. NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center
  17. 17. Guidelines from NAEYC/Fred ● Select, use, integrate & evaluate media in intentional & age-appropriate ways ● Balance of tech & non-tech ● Prohibit use of passive media ● Limit use for <2 year olds ● Consider recommendations from health orgs ● Equitable access to technology
  18. 18. ● Pilot Projects ● Bibliography ● Survey ● Forum Promising Practices
  19. 19. Books For Parents & Staff
  20. 20. Another resource for parents
  21. 21. ● What are the early learning practices? Supporting Early Learning
  22. 22. ● What are the early learning practices? ○ Talk ○ Sing ○ Read ○ Write ○ Play Supporting Early Learning
  23. 23. ...is one that supports the development of a relationship with another human being. The Best App for Young Children...
  24. 24. 1. Digital version of your favourite storytime book (App, eBook, Library) 2. Digital felt Board 3. Music (playlist) 4. Lyrics, welcome or resource slide 5. Photos Suggestions for getting started
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. 1. Digital version of your favourite storytime book (App, eBook, Library) 2. Digital felt Board 3. Music (playlist) 4. Lyrics, welcome or resource slide 5. Photos Suggestions for getting started
  27. 27. Discuss the following question with your neighbor: What IS the role of libraries now?
  28. 28. A patron asks: Why are there iPads in the library?
  29. 29. Demo: Felt Board
  30. 30. Demo: Oceanhouse Media
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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/
  33. 33. Other Good Resources AppShopper.com AppFriday.com MomsWithApps.com SmartAppsforKids.com TheiMums.com TeachersWithApps.com And many, many more!
  34. 34. Reader’s Appvisory?
  35. 35. “I don’t teach people how to use specific tools or systems. I do try to present a wide array of possibilities and then teach my students to critically evaluate how effectively any given technology will serve the purposes of the library” Children & Libraries Vol. 12 #2 In conclusion...
  36. 36. 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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