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This morning the Techmobile hosted third graders from Reynolds School onboard for an overview of the Library’s electronic resources for children, and then did a hands-on activity using Google maps alongside the Free Library’s digital collections of historical maps and historical images of Philadelphia.

Students used our laptops and iPads to explore these maps and historical images and to see how streets, buildings and places have changed over time.

These third graders are studying “Philadelphia: People, Places and Things,” and learning a lot about maps. In fact, they are wearing pedometers to help keep track of their daily steps, which they will eventually be mapping.

We also used Google maps to take a brief tour inside the White House! Check it out yourselves here.

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Tags: Techmobile, databases, digital collections, maps

A camel at the Philadelphia Zoo in 1900
A camel at the Philadelphia Zoo in 1900
A screenshot from our Map Mosaic
A screenshot from our Map Mosaic
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Wed, May 02, 2012
Thanks, Joel and Jeff, for a couple days of fantastic presentations! I'm sure the two 3rd grade classes will be talking about their experience with the Techmobile for quite some time to come! Looking forward to your next visit for sure!
Heather - Cecil B. Moore Library
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