Tweeting with the cool kids

twitter newbird boxed blueonwhite1 Tweeting with the cool kidsOn Wednesday night, Katie and I attended (virtually) Ruckus Media and SLJ’s Librarians and Digital Storytelling Twitter Party, a lively hour of fast-paced discussion on the practical uses of e-books and apps. Read Ruckus’s wrap-up (linked above) or relive the event at #ruckusslj on Twitter. Many thanks to our hosts for organizing and for the invitation to participate.

The discussion provided much food for thought. Katie and I both wished the conversation could have gone deeper–hard to do via Twitter, we know, and reason to hope that Ruckus and SLJ will host another event soon. We’d like to hear more about how people on the front-lines (librarians, parents/caregivers, teachers) use electronic media with kids, what they find useful (or neglected) in reviews of such products, whether or not they use physical books along with their electronic counterparts. What are your thoughts?

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Kitty Flynn is executive editor of The Horn Book Guide.


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