Filed under: children, Libraries, Newark | Tags: applications, askforkids, bookmarks, children's, google, media, quintura, rollyo, search engines, yahoo
Thanks to Bonnie Peirce, our facilitator, for sharing the partial list below. Her intent was to help motivate the librarians to engage media learners that come into the library.
Bookmarks for Web 2.0: Applications for Children’s Services
Search Engines for Children
A visual and intuitive search engine with interactive tag clouds using the cloud-result search technology, See & Find. Five pre-set searches for science, games, TV, music, and animals. Simple search query box and interactive tag clouds arrange topics into groups and subgroups for easy browsing. Search results based on Yahoo Safe Search Results.
A search engine using natural language technology which allows children to ask questions and search by selecting from a list of questions related to the topic in which they are interested. Quick links to reference resources, games, and news resources.
Formerly Yahooligans. Search and Browse kid-friendly sites and media appropriate for children in grades 2-7.
Basic search box for searching the web. Select preferences to set Safe Search filtering options for explicit text and images. For guide to special search features, visit Google Help Center: http://www.google.com/help/features.html
Custom Search Engine Design Tools
Create a customized search engine for your web page or blog tailored to the topics and sources you value utilizing google. Customize the look, specify the sites to include in searches, and invite people to contribute to your tailored search engine. Free and easily done in two easy steps. You must create a google account or have a gmail account to use.
Create a custom search engine by restricting the sites searched to those you trust. No programming involved. Customize the layout, add blogs and news sites, and add sites to your search engine on the fly by installing the Rollbar bookmarklet in your browser.
We currently have a beautiful display of Tole painting in our display case. The display was put together by the Northern California Decorative Artisits. These artists have painted their designs on everything from boxes, to stones, to wood. One piece even won an award at the Alameda County Fair. The detail in the work is really quite amazing. Come see for yourself at the Library and maybe you too can learn to create masterpieces of your own.
Filed under: Events, Libraries, teen | Tags: dance, gaming, newark Library, pizza, teens
Pizza and soda…TEENS, this is for you! Our first Teen Gaming Night on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. We are having a Madden 2008 Tournament, there will be online games and Dance Dance Revolution.
Registration is required so call the Information Desk at 510-795-2627 (x 7) or come in and say “I’m there!”