Teacher librarian Krista Brakhage shares her thoughts on why Flat Connections can offer a fresh perspective in participatory global collaboration and provide a rich authentic educational experience for students.
Integrating STEM with your summer reading program doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Got a banana? Some cream of tartar? Let the fun, and learning, begin.
The effects of screen time on little ones, the integration of technology with library programming – these are some of the issues now facing the profession. It’s time to break down divisional silos, according to Christopher Harris, and work together to ensure libraries’ effectiveness in serving kids and teens.
Everywhere you look, librarians are on the hunt for databases, databases, and more databases. But which one is best? Which offers material that your students will use? And which one will be accessible to them? Wonder no more.
One of the new apps from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders aims to empower children on the autism spectrum to reach out to first responders and other community members when they need help.
If you have a compelling story to share about innovation in libraries—from new takes on curation and content creation, to great examples of collaboration and programs that enhance learning—we’d like to hear from you. But hurry, proposals are due by May 2.
Fifteen New Jersey libraries—including public, school, and academic institutions—have received funds from a New Jersey Library Makerspace grant initiative making way for libraries to become a hotbed of community skill building and personal connections.
Not Your Mama’s Library Program: Lanyards give way to coding and power tools in summer tech camps nationwide
Computer coding programs and robotics are just some of the tools intrepid young patrons will be using this summer as school and public librarians nationwide gear up for technology camps.
The San Antonio Public Library has been selected to participate in the Edge Initiative—funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the Urban Libraries Council—a new program that will strengthen the SAPL’s public access technology services and help them better serve their communities.
On March 27, Sesame Workshop launches Sesame Street S’More, a new digital publication for families and Sesame Workshop’s first digital magazine optimized for iPad and available on iTunes.
Here are some practical applications of how teachers and librarians can use Google’s Maps and Street View to create lesson plans and assignments on virtual tours of the streets of Paris, or map out some Civil War battles.
With its clean, kid-friendly design and cheery accent colors, the HP Chromebook 11 could fit nicely into K–12 classrooms and libraries, writes Test Drive reviewer Joelle Alcaidinho.
Looking to make your work life easier and more streamlined? Who isn’t! Google has recently released a number of add-ons destined to become part of the more efficient you.
Google has launched add-ons–easily accessible tools created by Google’s developer partners that offer on-the-fly features for your documents and spreadsheets.
Online teaching and learning are now critical skill sets for 21st-century information professionals, says Pivot Points columnist Mark Ray.
Fans of 300, closely based on Frank Miller’s superb graphic novel, will be thrilled with the March 7 release of 300: Rise of an Empire (R), also inspired by a graphic novel by Miller (the not-yet published Xerxes). This time, the combat action moves to the high seas.
Educators at Discovery Education’s learning summit last month in Maryland talk of how digitization requires strategy and training—not just putting a device into student’s hands.
This past January, the Alliance for Excellent Education published a report showing school librarians in the front lines of the education movement to shepherd digital tools and skills into the hands of students.