ReferenceUSA Offers Better Data, Powerful Options, and More

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Do you know what your apps share?

android phonesImagine this: You’re at home one evening when a sudden storm knocks out your power. You reach for that flashlight you keep in the kitchen drawer just for emergencies. You flip the switch, and the flashlight asks for your location. That would be weird, huh?

Well, that could be exactly what’s happening — on your phone… Read more > Sharing Your Location… in a Flash

Learn more about online security on the Hot Topic – Computers, Tablets & the Internet


Early Literacy iPad Apps, Info and Resources

DontLet-Disney-iPad-lgDid you know that certain technology and devices can enhance the learning experience for pre-readers?  iPads offer a multi-sensory tool for engaging a child in a creative, collaborative environment.

Touchscreen technology….

  • Allows children to hear and manipulate letter sounds for learning.
  • Engages children on a multi-sensory level.
  • Involves Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic modalities.
  • Helps to develop fine motor, language, cognitive, and social skills.
  • Promotes enjoyment of learning through interactive and collaborative play.

Visit Hot Topics – Parenting for iOS apps, books, and information resources to help you get started with using technology with your young child.

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We have you covered with our Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can find these eBooks on our Hot Topics page eBooks for Learning & Homework.  Start with the DK Books collection which has books on most of your homework subjects. Best of all these books are always available!dkebooks2 Then checkout the always available  Britannica collection of non-fiction titles or Duke Classics found in the eMedia Catalog.

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