GOOGLE HANGOUTS ON AIR: How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts
How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts on Air?
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How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts on Air?
(1) You have two options:
a. Host your hangout and record your hangout to only people you invite (up to 10), but they must have a Google+ account.
What is Google Hangouts ?
Over the last two weeks of my time with you, I would like to dig into some useful tools and resources we (librarians/library staff) can use to learn code ourselves, but also to provide to patrons who would like to take the leap and learn code we well.
Vine is an app that allows you to create & post 6-second videos (yes, just six seconds) using your iPhone. UPDATE: Vine is now available in the Google Play store, too:
WorkFlowy is a very user-friendly task-management tool, which allows you to make ever-expanding lists & sub-lists. You can track your progress using their web app, and can stay productive on the road using their apps for iOS and Android products.
We felt that our vendor-supplied OPAC was not changing to meet the needs of our users. We learned about VUFind, an open source, standalone replacement interface that incorporates many "next generation" features that our users have come to expect from an online experience.
This really cool, what I can only call a lighted ball, can be controlled using a smartphone apps. Each app incorporates game elements to engage the user as they control their Sphero. Imagine some of these rollinjg around your children's room..