Here are links and other information about the things we discuss in this podcast.
Early Learning Workstations – Provided by AWE
Chromebook – Available in the Children’s Services Department for parents that need to use a computer but have to keep an eye on their children using other areas of the department. This is a test collection for the library. The Chromebooks are checked out from the Children’s Services Desk and can be used for up to four (4) hours. If you would like to see Chromebooks offered in other areas of the library, please let us know in the comments or send us an e-mail using our online contact form. For more information about what you can do with a Chromebook, please see our basic Chromebook FAQ.
Launchpad – Android based tablets pre-loaded with a wide variety of educational apps, games and content in a specific subject area and grade level.
Nooks – these are the older HD models, preloaded with titles for children as well as apps and games curated by our Children’s Services Department staff.
Scratch – A programming platform developed at MIT that teaches basic coding skills using a kid-friendly, visual interface. The software is open source and is compatible with lots of different hardware.
The Practical Tech with Tony podcast about littleBits, Cubelets, and other tech kits and components.
Brainfuse Help Now! – Online tutoring and other homework/school help, including a writing lab that provides help with writing assignments.
Scholastic Go! – This link will take you to the elementary age landing page, but using the tabs along the top, you can switch to the middle school, high school, adult and teacher portals.