Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

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According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon if they haven't already. This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals. Offering specific guidance for the K-12 setting, the authors Present case studies from a range of libraries, showing you how to create attention-grabbing programs for early learners, integrate tablets into classroom instruction, and serve special needs students Include eight adaptable, active-learning lessons that will help you get started quickly, ranging from using tablets to interact with the Caldecott awards to a QR codes scavenger hunt Detail the evaluation criteria used by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, along with the list of selected apps If youa€™re a school librarian, a classroom teacher, or someone interested in how hand-held technologies can be used in education, this resource will both inspire and inform your use of tablet computers.These tools are being used in reference, instruction, collection, weeding, tours, and many other servicesandinitiatives. ... Tablet is essentiallyaterm for amobile computer, whichis onepiece oftechnology thatcan beaccessed byatouchscreen ( Griffey, 2012). ... offeaturesa€” including itswideselection of apps, easeofuse, and abilitytosync withdevices such as Apple TVa€”itis easyto see why theiPadhasanbsp;...

Title:Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms
Author:Heather Moorefield-Lang, Carolyn Meier, Rebecca K. Miller
Publisher:American Library Association - 2014-01-01


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