Category Archives: This Week on LLO

Thank you for being a part of Learning for Life Online

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Over the past year and a half, Learning for Life Online at the Boston Public Library has showcased dozens of different tools and ways of living, being, and working online. However, Learning for Life Online will go on indefinite hiatus … Continue reading

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Apologies for a month of silence

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We’re sorry for a lack of posts this past month, LLO-ers. We’ve been reviewing the Learning for Life online program and will be making changes to the format in the new year. During December, we’ll do a few last big … Continue reading

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Soundcloud and DIY music

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Keeping on with our DIY theme, let’s look at site for musicians, sound technicians, and vocal artists of all kinds. What Is It? Soundcloud is a place for anyone who has created any kind of sound to upload that audio … Continue reading

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Ravelry, a DIY knitter’s paradise

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A short but important DIY post this week, LLO readers. This one’s for the fiber artists out there. What Is It? Ravelry is a social network and online community for fiber artists: knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers. Once … Continue reading

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Etsy, a DIY Marketplace

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Let’s take another look at a resource we introduced in our Supporting Small Businesses, Online post. What Is It? Etsy is a crafter’s dream come true, an online craft fair with artists and suppliers from around the world. Everything from … Continue reading

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DIY Month at Learning for Life Online – MAKE Magazine

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For the month of October, we’ll be looking at DIY – “do it yourself” – tools and resources available online. We’ll start with the biggest and best: MAKE Magazine and Instructables. MAKE Magazine MAKE Magazine is one of the best … Continue reading

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Treasure kids’ artwork with Artkive and Art My Kid Made

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For our last bit of visual fun online, let’s look at two apps that take real-world visual art and turn it into a digital treasure. What Is It? Art My Kid Made and Artkive are apps for iPhone or iPad … Continue reading

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Want to be an Online Publisher? – Using paper.li and Scoop.it

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Last week, we looked at Issuu, an online newsstand full of print documents like magazines and reports. This week, let’s take a look at a similar but different idea – creating a magazine or newspaper made up of website and … Continue reading

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Taking Issuu With It

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For the month of September, we’re going to focus on some great visual resources in online life. Let’s start with something familiar: an online newsstand bursting with full-color publications. What Is It? Issuu is site that features thousands of online … Continue reading

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A Rocket in Your Pocket – Apps for Students

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One of the ways to make any student’s life easier is to give her the tools she needs. With smartphone and tablet use rising, apps for students can be those tools. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the better … Continue reading

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