Last week, when I first learned about the concept of developing a family media plan, I was thinking, wow, that’s so obvious, but why haven’t I done that? My husband and I have three daughters, ages 7, 9 and 12. We don’t have televisions in our bedroom, because as parents we don’t want our kids … More Family Media Plan
Media use is rising as more homes own tablets, personal computers, cell phones, along with increasing internet and social media access. The American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned about the possible negative impact of media (including television) messages and images that our children and adolescents are experiencing as well as recognizing the potential positive impact … More American Academy of Pediatrics & Media
Ever get overwhelmed at trying to select an app that is just right for what you or your families are needing? Apps are in abundance and you can spend hours and hours reading reviews, downloading and playing around and the process goes on and on. Part of the goal of this blog is to explore all … More Apps and More Apps
Learning syntax is much like learning a foreign language and most seem to have a love or hate relationship. Where do I fit in? After creating, My Personal Website, during LS560, I can say that I am proud of myself, but that I am still on the fence about my coding future. But I can … More Coding Librarian
What is a file transfer protocol? I am not sure what the technical jargon definition is, but it’s the process of moving the website that you created (after endless hours of trial and error of course) from your computer to a server so anyone can access your masterpiece. For me, transferring files was probably the easiest … More File Transfer Protocol
Recently, I reviewed the app, EPIC! for a class assignment. EPIC! is a subscription-based digital library, at $4.99 per month. Before you lose interest due to the cost, let’s explore what this app has to offer. EPIC! provides access to over 3500 books geared towards kids age 12 and under. Books can be streamed or downloaded … More Digital App Review: EPIC!
Should kids learn how to code or is this coding thing just a fad? We are living in a digital age and computer science is becoming more and more a part of our daily life. But what does that have to do with learning syntax? For one, jobs of the future are demanding more computer … More Kids, Coding and Reading Comprehension
A digital media mentor serves to help others make informed decisions about digital apps, websites, ebooks and other digital material with the goal of helping children, their families and peers choose effective and appropriate digital resources based on individual need and preference. For a more in-depth look into this topic please read Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving … More Digital Media Mentor?
Did I mention I have never used coding or developed a webpage? Two vital ingredients to starting the process: First: You must have a word processing program such as Notepad or you can download Notepadd++ for free. Other word processing programs such as Microsoft Word, Works, etc will NOT work. Second, you will utilize W3 Validator‘s free site along the … More Webpage from Scratch:
As an aspiring School Library Media Specialist I have a desire to help children, teachers and caregivers make the most of their library experience. For the past year, I have been taking courses at the University of Alabama: School of Library and Information Services and will hopefully May 2016! During graduate school I have realized that keeping up with … More About