Here’s how one public librarian uses the popular social media app to create booktalks that wow teen and new adult readers.
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Online comics allow creators of all stripes to share their work. Plus,resources for finding webcomics and learning to make them.
Recommended webcomics from Brigid Alverson, editor of the “Good Comics for Kids:” blog. What’s your favorite webcomic? Tell us in the comments.
The new content, including exclusive undersea footage from Ocean First Education, is designed to dovetail with lessons on the environment and conservation.
A new, highly visual platform for exploring the riches of the Smithsonian will launch in June 2016. But users are encouraged to explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab now, and librarians, given their curatorial skills, are especially welcome.
Three rapid-fire presentations on steampunk making, organizing a regional maker expo, and digital game design wrapped up our Lead the Change Maker Workshop.
Reading buddy and paired reading initiatives are on the rise. Here’s what these programs look like today—and tips for creating your own.
Enter your dream maker space in the Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge. You may just snag the money to make it happen. But hurry; the deadline is April 1.
Marnie Webb’s keynote to SLJ’s Maker Workshop, a four-week online course, introduced an often-overlooked approach to launching and improving maker spaces.
Most kids don’t exactly leap at the chance to use a reference database. But now Gale is leveraging students’ penchant for Google to quell their common objection that databases are hard to use.
The numbers you put to work every year are here—the list of average book prices for 2015 and 2016 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor. We know this data helps you make sound decisions.
The data, based on figures supplied by Baker & Taylor, shows average list prices for all books (including children’s books, young adult books, paperbacks and hardcover editions) that have been sold (not published) during the time frames listed. Separate calculations have […]
Students in grades 5–8 can enter a video competition to showcase their own innovation—and win $25,000.
As the presidential primaries continue, kids can learn about the election process through a poster competition.
Because of the surging popularity of series literature, Perma-Bound has introduced a web interface to help librarians keep track of titles.
The new classroom program aims to get kids involved in the election process by holding mock elections, reading relevant news, and gaining a better understanding of civic procedure.
PBS announced that it will launch new round-the-clock children’s services later this year. Local PBS stations across the nation will be able to broadcast favorite PBS Kids shows, such as “Curious George” and “Wild Kratts,” 24 hours a day on an additional television channel and offer a live stream.
A petition to urge implementation of ESSA provisions is gathering steam, while serving an important additional function.
The deadline to get in the running for a spot as a presenter at EdmodoCon 2016—and win a free trip to California—is March 16.
Learn how to use new hardware, software, and mobile technologies in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental, Earth science, and middle school science curriculums— for free!