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Discussion Screen Time Book Club Google Hangout with Lisa Guernsey

by Melissa Depper on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 05:46 pm

Hi all! Here's the last piece for the Book Club. Lisa Guernsey, the author of our book, has agreed to join us for a Google Hangout conversation next week. The Hangout is scheduled for April 8, 8PM EST; next we just need to gauge interest.

Hi all! Here's the last piece for the Book Club. Lisa Guernsey, the author of our book, has agreed to join us for a Google Hangout conversation next week. The Hangout is scheduled for April 8, 8PM EST; next we just need to gauge interest.

If you would like to participate, please leave a comment to this post & let us know. If there is more interest than seats we will randomly select names. By commenting, you're saying that you will attend if chosen, that you've got a question or two for Lisa up your sleeve, and that you have the tech setup to attend. (We really want this to be worth Lisa's valuable time and want to make sure we have firm commitments from people who are ready to participate!)

If you don't care to comment publicly, you may send me an email at mdepper@ald.lib.co.us.

Thanks!

April 8, 8PM EST,

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Discussion Screen Time Book Club Chapter 12

by Melissa Depper on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 09:45 am

All right! Here we are at the last week of book club discussions! Thank you all so much for following along.

The last chapter we chose to look at together is Chapter 12: How Do Real Families Make Smart Media Choices? Lisa shares some of the strategies used by the families she interviewed, in terms of how they set time limits, decide when to turn the TV on (or share tablet time), paying attention to and limiting certain media content, steering around commericials & consumerism, where they put screens in the home, and turning off background TV.

All right! Here we are at the last week of book club discussions! Thank you all so much for following along.

The last chapter we chose to look at together is Chapter 12: How Do Real Families Make Smart Media Choices? Lisa shares some of the strategies used by the families she interviewed, in terms of how they set time limits, decide when to turn the TV on (or share tablet time), paying attention to and limiting certain media content, steering around commericials & consumerism, where they put screens in the home, and turning off background TV.

There are a lot of real-world strategies out there and a lot of real-world concerns, both from parents and caregivers and librarians--you can see them in the comments of our discussions over the last month or so. You can see them in Betsy Bird's post this week: iPad Use and Babies: Throwing a Wrench in the Works.

So my last question for us is simple: How do librarians help families make smart media choices? We've actually been talking about this all along, but I want to focus on it again. What do YOU say about media in your conversations with families? How does YOUR library position itself as a source of reliable information? How proactive are you--very or not at all--in bringing up media decisions with the families in your community?

Are there any strategies that have helped you as you embrace--either enthusiastically or reluctantly--this role as expert? What tech and media-based programs and services have been the most popular with your families?

Let us know!

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Discussion 2013 Midwinter meeting agenda (form D1)

by Gretchen Caserotti on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 09:54 am

Attached is form D1 for the Children and Technology (virtual) Committee at the 2013 Midwinter Meeting. 

Discussion Children's Apps and Privacy: report by FTC

by Linda Klein on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

An interesting article that summarizes some of the discussions around apps and privacy:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2019565/privacy-leaks-are-still-rampant-in-kids-apps-ftc-reports.html

Discussion JibJab Launches Personalized E-Book Platform

by Linda Klein on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 04:21 pm

"Another player joins the ranks of e-book providers with the official launch of StoryBots, an e-book and digital entertainment platform for kids 2-6, from the founders of online animation producer JibJab."
"The StoryBots app had a soft launch in April, and currently ranks among the 10 top-grossing book apps on the iPad."

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry...

Discussion Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries--eCourse

by Linda Klein on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 04:23 pm

Hi, just curious if anyone is taking this e-course through ALA:

Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries--eCourse

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3913

 

Discussion Demos of using apps in storytime programs

by Linda Klein on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 02:16 pm

I'm curious if anyone has created/posted a video of how they use apps in storytime? If you're a visual learner like me, I think it would be helpful to see how others are using apps in storytime programs.

Discussion Digital Storytelling Survey

by Cen Campbell (non-member) on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 05:48 pm

Has anyone developed a survey for digital storytimes? 

Discussion Public Performance Rights?

by Cen Campbell (non-member) on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 03:44 pm

I did a digital storytelling demo for staff at my library system and was asked about copyright/public performance issues with using apps and iBooks in storytimes.  I had assumed that it would be the same as using a paper book.  Anyone know where I can find the rules where it says I'm allowed to use this stuff in my storytimes? (ps hope this is the right place to post)

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