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APPitic: a learning app directory

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I just discovered APPitic, a super cool directory of more than 1300 apps for education, selected by a team of four Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs), who tested the apps with a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings. I love the way this is organized. Browse for relevant learning apps using pull-down [...]

Thanks, Gale. And I want more of these.

Thanks to a Cathy Oxley’s post on our TL Diigo group, I just discovered Gale Cengage’s new YouTube video promoting AccessMyLibrary School Edition. Here’s why this matters. It matters because the market for this little video is not librarians. The market is kids.  The story is why kids need reliable information and how easy it [...]

Touring: Museum and tour apps and what they may mean for learners

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This morning my husband and I visited the Late Renoir exhibit at our Philadelphia Museum of Art.  While enjoying the audio tour led by two distinguished curators, I wondered if the museum also had an app for that. I wondered, if beyond those temporary exhibits we regularly tour, if our museum offered tours of the [...]

Library of Congress Virtual Tour App

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The Library of Congress, recently launched a virtual tour app, mirroring its fabulous Library of Congress Experience, an award-winning group of exhibitions and features that has drawn record numbers of visitors. I had the privilege of visiting the interactive exhibit live earlier this summer as a member of the TPS Mentor program cohort.  Granted, it’s [...]