February 1, 2012
Digital Learning Day is a national, state and virtual event that takes place to highlight technology and digital learning in the classroom.
The virtual events include a live webcast and a virtual town-hall. Teachers will share their ideas and successful programs that use digital technology at school. For more information on the virtual events, visit the Digital Learning Day website.
How do you personally use digital technology to learn? Do you study using flash cards on your phone? Have you ever taken an online class? Did you learn to do something cool by watching a YouTube video?
Think about it and be sure to check out the digital versions of your library! The El Paso Public Library has many online resources, including test prep and language learning programs. Find out more at the El Paso Public Library Website’s Online Resources and Database page. And if you’re an EPCC student, remember you can use many excellent databases online.
Happy Digital Learning Day!
January 11, 2012
Toddler Tech has been a successful program at the Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library, but today, Toddler Tech took to the road.
Today the librarians took the program to the Richard Burges Library in the Northeast. Ten children and their caregivers joined in for the program. First, we warmed up with some singing and dancing, then we read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. After the story and songs, it was time to get to the educational technology. Children were introduced to literacy and problem-solving apps on the iPad2. Parents learned that many of the apps their children were enjoying could be found for iPhones and sometimes the same app was available on Android devices.
The room was full of energy and the sound of children and their parents, grandparents and siblings learning something new. Caregivers and children learned new skills that they shared with one another. It was a fun time and we hope to bring Toddler Tech back to the Richard Burges branch soon!
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To see what Toddler Tech is all about, watch this great video: