Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.
I am a bit mobile keyboard challenged. While I type like a maniac, I’m what anyone would call a slow texter. I have trouble with tasks others find simple–finding the perfect emoji, as well as basics like copying and pasting. So, for me Gboard is a major keyboard shift. Last week, the Official Google Blog […]
That new book smell may soon be a thing of the past for New York City’s schoolchildren. A $30 million contract will reshape the way ebooks are used in the nation’s largest school system.
I’ve been thinking a bit about the notion of app smashing and the way we introduce learning challenges in our classrooms and libraries. And I am thinking there’s a thinking process going on that we’re not thinking about nearly enough. Introducing a tool and saying you are going to use this tool to tell this […]
Researchers who interviewed fan fiction writers revealed how mentorship in the fanfic community can improve young people’s writing—and their outlook.
This Saturday, May 14 is Scratch Day, a time to embrace all things coding. You can start by checking out a bevy of new books on the subject.
Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.
Audiobooks are just what teens need to combat the summer slide. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares the top free resources to offer over the break.
When you are presenting or teaching, it helps to know what your audience is thinking. A little while back I gathered a little round-up of interactive presentation tools. This week, Google Slides announced a very handy new feature. Slides Q & A allows presenters to accept questions and vote them up or down during a […]
We’re in the midst of a writing revolution, fueled by arguably the greatest open communication tool ever invented—the Internet. Check out these web writing resources for students. What are your favorites?
Clean design, smooth functionality, and delightful animation and gaming are just some of the attributes that recommend these Labo Lado apps.
Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade premiered on HBO, and the rest is history. Or is it? Creator of the Lemonade LibGuide, librarian Jennifer Ferretti considers the learning potential.
The survey, “Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy and Finding Balance in the Digital Age,” reviews existing studies on adults’ and children’s internet use and provides recommendations for educators.
Want to see your students get excited about science, technology, and art? Tell them you have the design to build a throwing arm. Our review of the littleBits STEAM kit.
Librarians in a Knoxville, TN school district got a grant to build four maker space carts that rotate among schools. Find out what they bought and why.
Here’s what librarians need to know to work with—not against—the online information-seeking behavior of youth and achieve the best results.
Thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids age 9–12 are now available, including a selection featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, and Star Trek.
An ALA District Dispatch post by Kevin Maher yesterday, shared an important clarification from the Department of Education regarding the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The notice in the Federal Register shared that 50 percent of all grant funds, more than $13 million, are reserved for use by school libraries serving high need LEAs. […]