Get “appy” — Apps for librarians

I often remind people that it’s not “all about the app,” but about the learning we want to encourage.   We can keep a set of standard apps in our toolkit, but if we really need an app, we can certainly go “searching” for one.  It’s important to keep focused on the real purpose.

That being said, there are some very helpful(and some creative) apps that streamline work for librarians, help support student research, and are useful for instruction, so our middle school librarian, Heather Schubert, and I gathered some of those resources for our presentation at TCEA 2013.  Check it out below, and share apps you’ve found helpful in your library!

Postscript:  Excuse the font issues in the slideset–translations between Keynote and Slideshare challenges

2 thoughts on “Get “appy” — Apps for librarians

  1. I absolutely agree with you about apps! Just like any other activity that we do, we need to really that learning goal (and those expectations) in mind. That being said, I really like the app list that you compiled here. I’m going to share it with some teacher librarians that I know. As schools continue to get more iPads, it’s great to share how we’re using them. You’ve definitely done that here. What apps would you suggest to librarians that are hesitant about using technology? How would you suggest managing the iPads in the library? Thanks for the help!


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