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Friday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
From App Smarts to Smart Apps: Navigating the World of Learning Apps

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Projections show there will be more than 5 million apps available by 2020. With a commitment to bridging the digital divide, how can librarians navigate this overwhelming world of digital content to provide relevant and appropriate educational apps for their patrons? Join us for a special presentation by Playaway Products to learn what resources and tools exist to review children's apps, as well as guidelines for selecting high quality apps, including an App Evaluation Rubric. Get recommendations for the best children's educational app developers and see how your library can help close the app gap in underserved communities, even in areas with low Internet connectivity.


Cassy Baskin

Cassy Baskin is Playaway's Content Curation Strategist. For the last 3 years, Cassy has overseen all content for Launchpad with a focus on acquiring and curating the best apps, activities, and videos to enhance development and education.

Julie Dorn

Julie Dorn is the Selection Manager at Dakota County Library in Minnesota. She is responsible for selecting all youth materials and popular media for a nine-branch system. She also assists with inventories, evaluates data to right-size the collection and encourages a system-wide view... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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