International Children's Digital Library
Give yourself a
present today and visit the International
Children's Digital Library (ICDL). The mission of the ICDL is to select,
collect, digitize, and organize children's materials in their original
languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children
3-13 years old. What they have accomplished so far is amazing - 611 books in
over 25 languages -- with the help of the KidsTeam, a half a dozen kids who
meet twice weekly to help with the design and development of the ICDL. Read
more about the kids' involvement in Technology
Review and The
When you explore ICDL, be sure to check out the search choices in the basic search page. Two options are color of the book and length of a book -- you know kids had a say in these. Also, use the Spiral Reader when viewing your blue, medium length, make believe book for kids six to nine that has kid characters -- that was also the kids' idea.
Before you leave the site, click on "Become an ICDL Ambassador." There are a lot of ways to get involved in this project:
- Submit "Featured Book" recommendations
- Provide brief descriptions of ways you are using the ICDL collection
- Identify specific language needs
- Promote use of the ICDL in your community
- Identify and/or serve as a liaison toindividuals or organizations that could recommend books for inclusion in the collection
- Serve as a "test site" for software development
- Serve as a "test site" for ICDL use studies
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This sounds like a much needed remedy for the depleted book shelves in the library at the school where I have been offered a contract. I signed in as a guest, but it looks as if you "join" there are no strings attached. This service is free? The funding is provided by the University then, I would assume. What a great resource and valuable teaching tool!
Posted by: Sheryl Allen | Jul 20, 2005 4:05:31 PM
Hi Pam Berger
Thanks to share, a useful source of learning specially for children.
I am to ask one thing also, that Andrew Carnige spread the network of libraries at his time. Same try is now but in inovative and cost effective way.
Wish you good luck, dear Pam Berger .
Posted by: Mohsin | Jan 16, 2006 3:02:57 PM
nice! i'm gonna make my own journal
Posted by: WesBluesy | May 23, 2009 1:24:11 AM
I would like to see more details about this topic. I'm going to keep coming back here.
Posted by: mujeres | Jul 13, 2011 4:54:40 AM
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