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Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2013

http://mashable.com/2013/11/16/finland-tech-education-schools/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students ————————– Beyond Mindcraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/beyond-minecraft-games-that-inspire-building-and-exploration/ 1. Garry’s Mod  Garry’s Mod (GMod) is a sandbox game like Minecraft but instead of building and exploring, students use a fun physics engine that simulates things like gravity and mass. They also use a virtual toy box of […]

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Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians and Social Media for Libraries

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2013

from http://inalj.com/?p=10038 1) Codecademy – http://www.codecademy.com/ Need to learn JavaScript, Ruby or HTML?  Codecademy provides free interactive online tutorials that will help you learn these languages and more.  It’s great for visual learners, such as myself, and let’s be honest – who doesn’t like earning badges for completing a task? 2) Lifehacker – http://lifehacker.com/ Lifehacker posts about tips and hacks to make […]

Posted in Library and information science, social media, technology | 3 Comments »