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Don't forget to play!

I keep running across mentions of how important play is to learning, work, and the creative process. Two recent ones are the book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, and the article "How Twitter and Facebook Make Us More Productive" from Wired magazine.

Here's a video (masterminded by Craig, with skating assistance from Dan) that made me think about tech skills and play all at the same time. Isn't it fantastic when we can combine the two?

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Tech skills needed to create a JibJab video include the ability to:

  • take a digital picture
  • save picture to a PC (or access the picture on the memory card from the PC)
  • browse to the JibJab website
  • upload a picture
  • navigate the Windows file system to the saved picture
  • interact with Windows dialog boxes
  • click and drag-and-drop (to crop and adjust the photo(s))
  • use an online video viewer
How do you combine play, learning, and technology at your library?

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I'd give it a 9.5.

That would be a 62 under the new scoring system. Room for improvement, but a new personal best for this pair. Nice Tiara too!

I don't understand why we are getting such low scores. We were absolutely flawless! Is it because we didn't attempt the quadruple jump?

The tiara is sweet though, isn't it?

Bravo! Encore, Encore!

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