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Weekly Roundup: Kids’ Tech Sites, Dec 4

December 4, 2011

Make Music Controlled Christmas Lights from Instructables – I’m sure there’s some way our youth puppeteers could incorporate these, right?

Egallery for the Australian Summer Reading Program. It’s Summer Reading Time in Australia. They’ve put up a nice website for the national program and their egallery idea is one I’d like to explore for my library. Children’s artwork is a part of our library, but the display space isn’t ideal and wouldn’t it be fun for relatives from afar to be able to see the kids’ artwork as well.

artsonia

Artsonia, “the largest online art museum for children,” via @gcasseroti. As well as an easy way to view children’s art from around the world, customized items like mugs can be purchased with the artwork and schools receive part of the proceeds.

STEM or STEAM? INK has a nice roundup of postings and sites addressing the advantages of adding Art & Design to STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) initiatives. From my blog’s peculiar mashup of tech, flannel and literature, it’s probably no surprise that I like this idea.

20 Incredible Talks You Should Show Your High School Students. A selection of the 900+ TED Talks.

Curation is the New Search at the Tech & Learning site. Seven useful tools like Scoop.it, Paper.li and LiveBinders are featured. Via @shannonmmiller.

 

One thought on “Weekly Roundup: Kids’ Tech Sites, Dec 4

  1. Great roundup! I really enjoyed exploring these links, and would love to do the lights thing sometime! Also, I agree that the egallery is a great tie-in/promotion for a SRS.

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