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Learning new Stuff

Just so you know, I am currently at the Tennessee Library Association conference in Memphis, TN, learning NEW STUFF! Life is fun when you learn something new. I’ve been posting on twitter and facebook, but let me take a quick second during this session to share with you some of the great links. 

Scratch! A Way to Satisfy the Itch for Technology Programs for Teens. Program presented by John Lloyd, Hillary Pesson, and Mary Seratt from the Memphis Public Library and Information Center – Youth Services. 
Here are some links John said I could share:
MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten http://llk.media.mit.edu/ 

Learn Scratch is a site with great info and video tutorials www.learnscratch.org

Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu

Some basic Scratch tutorials
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hpesson/525179
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hpesson/546270 
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hpesson/574540
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/hpesson/579194 
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/netp/162277

Soungle is an easy way to search for free sound effects http://soungle.com
Picasa http://picasa.google.com
ArtRage http://www.artrage.com 
GIMP http://www.gimp.org
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net 
IDEO’s Ten Tips for Creating a 21st Century Classroom Experience:
http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=3714 

Plus they mentioned that there were videos on LegoWeDo so I searched and found LOTS of fun links like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w03n-Y18-9I