Play “High School Library”

Click here to play an online game of: High School Library

Shhhhh!  You can’t speak and you can’t whisper.  But, go ahead and laugh your way all the way to the High School Library.

Use your MOUSE to play. Click on objects around the library to make events happen. Some events can be triggered by clicking on two or more different objects. Some objects will get stored in the Inventory Panel, click on these objects to use them. Make sure you capture the Librarians embarrassing moments using your camera. Left click the mouse at the right time to snap. Refer to the hints in the game.

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Public Libraries Take Information Literacy to the Next Stage

From www.govtech.com web site:

No matter the type of game, the same strategies that promote reading literacy should be used to enhance media literacy – specifically mentorship, said Gee, author of numerous books including “What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, ” which offers 36 reasons why good video games produce better learning conditions than many of today’s schools.

Research, he said, shows that poor kids use computer games as much as middle-class kids, but get less out of it. Therefore, libraries can add that missing piece by working with schools or providing the additional support needed for comprehension.

The numbers don’t lie: People love playing games at libraries. But this is more than just a once-a-year phenomenon. In the past decade, technology has taken the age-old library model to the next level. By adopting interactive, gaming trends, modern-day libraries help open doors to the world of virtual, hands-on learning in ways never seen before.

Original text from article by By Russell Nichols.