Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.
At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh we continually evaluate the ways we can integrate technology into our libraries and communities. When using technology with school age children, the possibilities are endless!
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for children in grades 3-5, many of which are completely free!
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for children in grades K-2, many of which are completely free!
What goes into selecting an app on the iPads available in each of the Library’s children’s sections? We treat apps and any new media just like the books in our collection. Read on to learn more about this rigorous review process.
Have you ever heard of the word avatar? Not the movie, or the TV show but in a video game, or on a computer where you have “your avatar”? Neal … Continued
It’s a new school year and that means research, science projects and homework. You can find a wealth of information on the Library’s databases, as well as homework help. Read on to learn more.
There are so many wonderful resources available for children and caregivers to use together to work on those five early learning practices—reading, writing, singing, talking and playing. It’s never too early or too late to help your child start developing these skills.
In the Collection, Preservation & Access Department, we are delighted daily by the craftsmanship and the intricate details of the art of bookbinding. But all these delights have been confined to our little attic lab. So how can we share them with you, our patrons? Recently, CP&A applied for and was awarded a 2016 Innovation Grant with the goal to create an online and in-person exhibit that shares some elements of historic bookbinding found in CLP’s collection.
For my Innovation Grant, Virtual Discover, I was able to purchase virtual reality equipment to help introduce patrons and staff to its magic. I wanted to offer a new and exciting tool for learning and developing skills, exploring places like our solar system and oceans, and getting people excited for the future.