Ken Burns has been busy. The award-winning filmmaker’s seven-part television series, ‘The Roosevelts,’ premiered on PBS this week, and ‘Ken Burns’ the app, featuring hours of curated clips from his documentaries was just released.
As we mark the 51st anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, two first-rate compelling resources on that day and the Civil Rights era now have iPad iterations. Both are essential classroom resources and both are free.
Prepare to spend time with this app. On opening it you’ll find yourself in a labyrinth and a mystery, and it’s up to you to decide how the story unfolds.
This week we highlight three apps for children preschool-grade one: a multimedia production to reinforce concepts and two flights of fancy. What do they have in common? In a word, action!
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
What do a contemporary Irish poet, a 15th-century Scots poet, and a storyteller that lived more than 2000 years ago have in common? Find out in this review of the latest iPad offering from Touch Press.
Find out what Moonbot Studios, that “secret zero-gravity colony inhabited by interstellar beings” in Shreveport, LA, has been up to. Once again, it defies reality.
Sergueï Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ is often a child’s first introduction to the orchestra. This delightful production of that musical story that can be enjoyed by those miles away from a concert hall….
When it comes to children under the age of two and screen time, early learning specialists and the American Academy of Pediatrics don’t recommend it. For ages two to five? Most experts agree that limited, “intentional and developmentally appropriate” use is acceptable. Here are our recommendations of a few apps that meet that criteria.
This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Readers of ‘Kids Discover’ magazine know that it is packed with fabulous photos, fascinating facts, and amusing activities; this app, which was adapted from an issue of the magazine, contains all those features, and more.
Parental love is celebrated in two apps for the preschool crowd from Snappyant. With Father’s Day on the horizon, these may be just the apps for the family iPad.
This month’s selections include titles that will satisfy readers with passions from music to sports and history to cooking. They’ll also make great titles to add to your summer reading lists.
While National Poetry Month may be officially over, interest in great poems well delivered, never wanes. In this column we look at three very different digital anthologies that include verse. To quote the editors of one collection, we have poets “ancient and modern, fusty and frisky, famous and forgotten,” and to that we might add, a few rising stars.
It’s Spring publishing season and we’ve highlighted a few of the exciting new titles that are being offered this season, ranging from a lucid explanation of a math concept for young readers to a collection of oral histories of individuals who went into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II. You’ll also find mysteries—medical and mythological, and a few art books.
New Informational apps and a well-known character take viewers on trips around the world and up a beanstalk.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
The winners of the 2014 Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award were recently announced; Gian Berto Vanni’s ‘Love, the app’ took the top prize in the fiction category.
Join us for a look at some recent geography releases for early elementary to middle school students. The apps offer different approaches to the topic; together they cover both physical and human geography.