Using iPads and Apps in the School Library – Internet @ Schools

Ipad apps in the School Library:   Mary Catherine Coleman;  Librarian, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School; Alexandria, VA School has cart of 18 iPads in library and mobile carts elsewhere in building.  Each student assigned the same iPad everytime they are in the library. Popplet–graphic organizing app (this is one we use at my school as well).  Creates bubbles where you can put in brainstorming.   Coleman created a lesson around research unit.  Students given five questions to answer about their research and then […]

iPad apps for libraries and readers

“I cannot live without books”–Thomas Jefferson. Obviously, there are a plethora of book and reading apps for the iPad. How to choose and how can they fit into library use?   Whether you are circulating your iPads to students, or using them as library “reading stations,” a number of apps provide book access for students. And then there is the consideration when using various apps about the readability–do the ones with animations really distract students from reading the text, even though they have a “coolness” factor? […]