SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again
May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a
week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired
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We have been looking around at ideas for poetry month and I found that you can do something called Book Spine Poetry. The idea is to create a poem using only book spines. I saw ideas for photocopying the books and using that to make your bulletin board.
This site that I found took it one step further and used a free app called Tellagami. This app allows you to record your voice using an Avatar that you create to tell a short 30 second story. This way, we aren't worrying about faces being captured.
Take a look and see what you think! I think I'm going to do this activity with my Homeschool group.
Attached please find two photos of our ipad in
action. In one you can see a child playing Minecraft with it during our
Minecraft Mania! program. In the other you see it at the former location
of our dated children's computer. The ipad has also been used in story
time with elementary students and with senior citizens at Memory Lane. We
have since purchased two additional new ipads for use with teens and adults.
Plus, we have purchased refurbished ipads to use as mobile OPACs in the
doing a little "baking" with the Easy Bake Oven App
The Marion Public Library's new ipad Air has been a very welcome addition to our early literacy computer station.
Play is one of the five tenets of early literacy. Playing can build skills in communication, problem solving, and socialization.