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December 31, 2008

Kids and Teens iPod Program starting

Finally - we are ready to launch the kids & teens Sight & Sound program. This means that starting Monday Jan. 5, we will get requests for the kids & teens iPods at the PERC. Also starting Jan. 6, the iPod Squad will also visit the pediatric infusion area and offer devices to kids, teens and their siblings.

The Kids and Teens content package includes music, audiobooks, podcasts and games. The music, audiobooks, and podcasts are arranged by age groups. There are also a few genre playlists. Please take a minute to review the kids & teens content sheet to become famliar with it. We have five iPod touch devices with the kids & teens programming. To tell them apart from the adult iPods, the Kids & Teens iPods have a yellow label.

We also have a young Kids content package - this is a subset of the Kids and Teens content package. This content package is uploaded on nano iPods and should be offered only for the 3-5 and 6-8 age groups. (who do not need to use the Internet). These nanos also have a yellow label.

When you check out a kids & teens iPod please hand the patron the Kids & Teens content sheet - not the adult content sheet. Please also provide the right Kids & Teens evaluation form. We have two types of evaluations forms for the kids & teens:
1. an evaluation form for parents who have young children who can't fill out the form themselves.
2. an evaluation form that can be filled out by the child or teen who used the device (it can be the patient or a sibling).

We also created separate surveys on surveymonkey.com to input the data from the evaluations into the online surveys.

Thank you so much for helping us to launch this program. Please let me know if you have any questions.
-Ruti

Posted by rvolk at December 31, 2008 12:25 PM

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