Selecting Apps for iPads in the Children’s Department

April 29, 2014 -- 2pm to 3:30pm CDT


This webinar will introduce selection criteria, review sources, and outstanding early literacy and early math and science Apps for iPads, including Spanish and multi-lingual Apps.

Today’s children are growing up surrounded by technology and using tablets comes naturally to them. Many libraries provide iPads and Apps in their children’s departments and incorporate Apps into their storytimes to help children develop early literacy, math, science, and technology skills. Apps provide valuable early learning experiences and introduce concepts and technology in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our nation is committed to early learning as a national priority essential to our economic and civic future. Libraries play a significant role in providing early learning experiences that build a child’s brain, fuel a love of learning, and contribute to success in learning to read, in school, and in life.

Join Christine McNew, independent library consultant and children's services expert, for this engaging webinar.

presenter imageAbout the presenter:

Christine McNew is an independent library consultant and trainer with a passion for early literacy and early math and science. She earned an MLIS with a specialization in Youth Services from the University of Texas at Austin. Christine worked as a children's librarian for 10 years at the Harris County Public Library and the Fort Bend County Libraries. As Youth Services Consultant for the Texas State Library from 1999-2011, she managed the statewide Texas Reading Club and Texas Teens Read and provided continuing education and consulting to youth librarians. Christine enjoys volunteering, gardening, travelling, and spending time with her family in Austin, Texas where she lives.

CE Credit:

This Webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit (SBEC eligible, provider #500799). However, printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2 business days after the event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. CE credit is also available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

This Webinar is made possible by funding support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services provided to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.


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