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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

January 25, 2012

For a truly inspirational book, check out The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by inventor William Kamkwamba and journalist Bryan Mealer with pictures by Elizabeth Zunon. Forced to drop out of school when famine struck Malawi, fourteen-year-old William turned to the local library where the pictures of windmills inspired him to build his own. Hoping […]

Weekly Kids Tech Roundup: January 15

January 15, 2012

If you are planning a QR Code Scavenger Hunt, check out Cool Cat Teacher for simple solutions to problems you may run into. Tag Crowd is another tag cloud creator. Very simple to create tag clouds and quickly see most common words in a file or web page.  It doesn’t have any creative display options though […]

STEM Friday: How Cool is This?

January 6, 2012

With How Cool is This? An Up-close Inside Look at How Things Work, DK has put together a book that passes my magnetic curiosity test. Set the book out and anyone who comes near picks it up, starts looking through and sharing the interesting facts they’ve learned. The descriptions are very brief, but, along with […]

Weekly Roundup: Kids Tech Sites, January 1

January 1, 2012

I love the new year and all the resolution making that comes with it. Here are some tools I am looking forward to testing for Kids Tech Club & other library uses this year via Dare to Care. BeFunky – another no-registration online photo editor. I always fear that these types of sites will start requiring […]

Weekly Roundup: Kids Tech Sites, December 18

December 18, 2011

Smilebox – an easy way to create digital cards with photos, video, etc. You know it’s easy to use because @sducharme led PreK3-Grade 1 kids in using it (handiwork on display at Try Curiosity) – another tool via @sducharme – virtual post-it notes Stencyl – tool for creating iOS and Flash games with or without […]