[kids-lib] Resources: iStartSmart early lit computers and more computer/software options.

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Jun 25 08:21:38 PDT 2015

Hi! I just learned of another early literacy computer to add to the following list I sent out last month. This is not an endorsement.  Please remember to follow your library's policies to review all possible resources to make sure they are an appropriate fit for your library and community.

Hatch iStartSmart:
Similar to AWE, libraries purchase computers or tablets preloaded with early learning software. To learn more, visit this website<http://www.hatchearlylearning.com/technology/istartsmart-all-in-one/>.

Questions about iStartSmart? Use this web-form<http://pages.hatchearlylearning.com/CustomerService.html> or call them at 1-800-624-7968.

From: Katie Anderson
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:52 AM
To: Kids-lib
Subject: Resources: AWE special rate and other early learning software info

Hi! Many libraries offer early literacy computers and software for their patrons to access in and/or out of the library. Below are some resources you may be interested in. This is not an endorsement.  Please remember to follow your library's policies to review all possible resources to make sure they are an appropriate fit for your library and community.

ABC Mouse:
Free to libraries and your patrons, but subscription for individuals outside the library trying to access it via the internet. To learn more, visit this website<https://www.abcmouse.com/libraries>.

Questions about ABC Mouse? Contact Candace Bond, cbondmck at gmail.com<mailto:cbondmck at gmail.com>, or use their customer support webpage.<https://www.abcmouse.com/customer-support>

AWE is an official partner with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)! As a result of this partnership, AWE is offering CSLP member libraries a special group purchase rate. To learn more, read the attachment, visit the AWE website<http://www.awelearning.com/en/markets/libraries/publiclibraries/>, and register for a live webinar<http://www.awelearning.com/en/global/learn-more/livewebinarschedule/> on May 14, May 20, or May 27. Remember: All public, volunteer, and tribal libraries in Oregon are CSLP members, paid for with federal Library Services and Technology Act funds.

Questions about AWE? Contact Cynthia Busse, 281-210-7499, bussec at awelearning.com<mailto:bussec at awelearning.com>

Miss Humblebee's Academy:
A new early literacy subscription-based product by Gale. To learn more, read this article<http://blog.gale.com/miss-humblebees-academy-gives-libraries-an-outcomes-based-program-to-support-kindergarten-readiness/> and go to Gale Cengage Learning's website<http://learn.cengage.com/LIB_SP_LIBP_PA_15EGL0406>. Miss Humblebee's is not included in the statewide database license that allows Oregon libraries free access to several Gale databases.

Questions about Miss Humblebee's Academy? Contact Amanda Winchel, 707-227-9171, or amanda.winchel at cengage.com<mailto:amanda.winchel at cengage.com>.

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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

URLs in case hyperlinks don't work:

*         iStartSmart: http://www.hatchearlylearning.com/technology/istartsmart-all-in-one/

*         ABC Mouse: https://www.abcmouse.com/libraries

*         ABC customer support: https://www.abcmouse.com/customer-support

*         Miss Humblebee article: http://blog.gale.com/miss-humblebees-academy-gives-libraries-an-outcomes-based-program-to-support-kindergarten-readiness/

*         Gale webpage about Hiss Humblebee: http://learn.cengage.com/LIB_SP_LIBP_PA_15EGL0406

*         AWE website: http://www.awelearning.com/en/markets/libraries/publiclibraries/

*         AWE webinar registration: http://www.awelearning.com/en/global/learn-more/livewebinarschedule/

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