By Stephanie Publicker, Lyn Allen
Presented July 23, 2007
ToxMystery: Using a Game to Make Learning about Chmicals Fun for Kids: "ToxMystery (http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov) is the National Library of
Medicine's interactive learning site for 8-11 year old children. It provides a
fun, game-like experience while introducing potential environmental health
hazards sometimes found in the home.
'Toxie' the cat helps find the
hazards hidden in each room, and offers hints when needed. The objective is to
find all the hazards. Players are treated to fun animations when they complete
each area. When all the hazards in the house have been discovered, Toxie
delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized
certificate." More info....
Using Gaming to Keep Middle-School Children Safe on the Internet: "A unique, interactive game will be demonstrated that focuses on preventing
middle school children from becoming victims of Internet predators. How this
award-winning game could be an effective tool for librarians will be offered for
consideration." More info....
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tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries