Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Okay, this one may not be for school, but it sure is handy and I will use it to death. I just discovered Google Photo’s new PhotoScan app. If, like me, you’ve got thousands of family photos in albums in your basement or attic, this may be the perfect holiday activity for the gang. The […]
Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.
The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.
If you are looking for ways to make your presentations more interactive and if you are working in a 1:1 environment and if you are looking for an instructional platform that easily moves across devices and if you’d like to have an interactive whiteboard with you wherever you share and teach, I think you’ll want […]
Pat the Bunny was one of the first interactive books to make the leap to the iPad; others have followed. Here’s one from Vincent Godeau.
SLJ‘s reviewer describes this app as “…a seamless narrative experience…rich with interpretive possibility.”
A beautifully designed app that introduces children to the dreamlike works of the 20th-century master.
Although we have some permanent stations set up in our Teen MakerSpace at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, we also occasionally rotate in some different stations to make sure our teens have a variety of activities to engage in. One of our permanent stations includes a bank of iPads which we […]
For educators looking for a multimedia approach to teaching about censorship as Banned Books Week nears, Westport Independent may be just the platform.
The interactivity of apps can offer children in a school setting for the first time a bit of playful control as they work through their new experience.
The popular, text-based adventure, a “Lovecraftian dream of Victorian London,” is now available in iOS. Enter at your own risk.
“Sparking curiosity, diving into big ideas, and making connections to the world,” are design objectives of the innovative developer Tinybop, Inc., and all are in evidence in Skyscrapers, the seventh volume in their “Explorer’s Library” series.
Bloomz is a game changer, a kind of Swiss Army knife for school communication that does the job of multiple single purpose apps. It’s free and it works across platforms and devices and it’s got the communications arena covered. I first discovered Bloomz from this year’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee, but it […]
Gathering quick feedback and initiating a brainstorm have never been easier. AnswerGarden looks like what would happen if Twitter, TodaysMeet, Padlet and Wordle and Tagxedo had a little baby app. Here’s a little introduction I pulled together. AnswerGarden rightly describes itself as a minimalistic feedback tool. It takes under 10 minutes to master. You can […]