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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Technology useful or just a distraction?


Using New Tools

Kindle Fire
I attended a conference several years ago where there  was a gadget "petting zoo".  Since then, I like to experiment with new technologies in the library.  This summer, I have integrated the Kindle Fire and Fire TV into my read aloud time.  Much like an IPad with Apple TV, you can mirror the Kindle tablet.  




Today's read-aloud with Technology
Fire TV
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Fire TV /Kindle Fire Screen Mirror




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Experimenting  with new technology tools

We are trying out the Amazon Echo.  
More information to come, on this tool.



I noticed that Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian, has an Amazon Echo in her library as well.  Here she writes about the tool on her blog - 
There's an Echo in My Library!