RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Weekly Roundup Kids’ Tech Sites: January 22

January 22, 2012

The 2012 Doodle 4 Google contest for K-12 students is open. Kids can enter now through March 23. Be sure to visit Google May 18 to see the winner’s 24 hours of fame.

At Kerpoof, kids can create cards, make animated movies, tell stories and more. Most features are free, although a login is needed to take advantage of the additional features you can purchase with earned coins. Features like “Make a Picture” are rather blah until you’ve earned some coins.

Lego has a social network, Rebrick, where people can share their creations. To join you have to be over 13, but nonmembers can view the posted creations.

Speaking of Lego, love the Lego Boston Tea Party video created by a student at San Juan Hills High School.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup Kids’ Tech Sites: January 22

  1. I love the ideas you discuss for your tech club. Do you have any good technology resources to recommend to use this summer for a technology club or to enhance the Summer Reading theme?
    I would greatly appreciate your input!

  2. rovingfiddlehead says:

    QR Code Scavenger Hunts are super popular every time I do them. Technology + running around is a giant win. JellyCam is a nice way to introduce stopmotion. Because of the stars theme, there were lots of resources that came to mind with tech last summer, but I haven’t run across any for this summer yet. Guess it’s time to start that search and create a post!

    • Thanks Andrea!
      I am trying to understand the QR Code Scavenger Hunt a little bit more. Thought that would be great for this summer’s theme. I have looked around at using things like Wordle and Scratch based on other librarian’s suggestions on Flannel Friday. Can you give me any more information on the QR Code Scavenger Hunt and how to implement that program in the library? I have to admit I am a bit lost on that !! My email is recipe4reading@gmail.com if that is easier to use.

      • rovingfiddlehead says:

        This post gives pretty detailed instructions. QRVoice is a very cool addition that I learned about after that post, but it doesn’t work evenly on Androids so wouldn’t be a good idea to use for scavenger hunt where you can’t control the device people are using. Let me know if you have specific questions it doesn’t answer (rovingfiddlehead AT gmail.com)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *