Apps that foster creative tinkering while enabling tweens and teens to grasp a new skill, from 3-D modeling to game design.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
While the device may have some improvements in subsequent iterations, the 3-D pen has potential for use with teens, especially with burgeoning maker programs.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Wouldn’t it be great to provide a video tour of your library for students and teachers? You can do this easily with TouchCast, an app for creating video for the iPad, enhanced with linked content: photos, maps, polls, websites, and more. Our screencasts show you how it’s done.
This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
How good is Oyster, the new ebook subscription service? Linda W. Braun puts the application through its paces in a screencast series showing how to get started with Oyster, how to search titles, and what it all means for libraries.
The Book Elf is a new tool for getting PD digital content into the hands of readers. Discovery of titles could be improved, but it does have some potential.
A screencast tour of four free applications to help kids learn how to code: Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch, Scratch, and Tynker.
With apps, it’s important to keep abreast of what’s available and be able to discern what makes one app a better choice than another for a particular task. While each category of apps requires its own criteria for evaluation, there are some constants to bear in mind.
This might seem like a no-brainer, but is the app available for your operating platform? For iOS compatible devices, does it work on both the iPhone and iPad? If so, are there […]
From doing research and taking notes to crafting a blog post and sharing photos, apps help me get the job done no matter where I am. These handy tools in the practical vein serve double duty in supporting the day-to-day work of librarians and educators as well as the activities of students, both in and out of school. And there sure are a lot of choices out there.
Having made it somewhat of […]
—“Why when I search for ‘Full Metal Alchemist’ do I end up with results about comic books and nothing about Full Metal Alchemist [the manga series]?”
—“Why can’t I do a search for anything that has more than two words?”
— “Can I search just for events that are in my local branch?”
These are just some of the questions posed by teens in response to HomeworkNYC Apps, a suite of tools designed to provide around-the-clock help to the […]