December 9, 2016

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Libraries Ready to Code!

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. After School Services Manager (Queens, New York) It’s really not just coding. It is a way of thinking and perceiving and problem-solving. Teacher Librarian (Norman, Oklahoma) When I’m coding… I really feel like I […]

Libraries Ready to Code!

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. After School Services Manager (Queens, New York) It’s really not just coding. It is a way of thinking and perceiving and problem-solving. Teacher Librarian (Norman, Oklahoma) When I’m coding… I really feel like I […]

Wonders 2017: McGraw-Hill’s K–6 ELA Program | SLJ Review

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Packed with new features, the updated English Language Arts program includes a student interface where teachers can assign independent work.

Ardusat Space Kit: A Launching Pad for Imagination | SLJ Review

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With this kit—and a generous budget—your students can create code that will be sent into orbit, collecting data from a satellite.

Top 10 Apps | 2016

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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.

Engineering, Inspired by Kid Lit

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How can Hugo Cabret wind the clock faster? Novel Engineering, a Tufts STEM initiative, draws technical challenges from children’s literature.

On the Map | Touch and Go

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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.

U.S. DOE Offering $680K for VR/AR Educational Simulations

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The EdSim Challenge calls on the VR, video game, and ed tech communities to submit concepts.

Teaching Information Literacy Now

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Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a free press,  We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.  We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses. But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make […]

“Pop Literacy”| SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

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This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, will wrap up on December 6 with practical takeaways on pop culture literacy.

A Homecoming and a Rallying Cry for NYC School Librarians

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A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.

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Building a 21st Century Library

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As technology changes the way we consume information, the role of the library is evolving.

Freeze! Library Mannequin Challenges | Videos of the Week

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Students and librarians embrace the #mannequinchallenge.

K.C. Boyd: A Leader for Readers

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A librarian brings lessons from a Chicago high school to a new library leadership post at the East St. Louis (IL) School District.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Five Questions for Kids’ Media Literacy Expert Frank W. Baker

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How can kids deconstruct Super Bowl ads? Or distinguish authentic news items online from manufactured content? Insight on this and more from Media Literacy Clearinghouse founder Frank W. Baker.

A Sobering Centennial: The Somme Offensive | Touch and Go

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The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.

Credo, AR State University Partner to Boost College Readiness

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The Literati High School Partnership aims to support research at the middle and high school level and ease students’ transition to college-level learning.

Amazon “Rapids” App Offers Kids Short Stories

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Amazon’s new app for kids ages 7–12 brings them original short stores that unfold in snippets of chat style text on e-readers and cell phones.

Study on Maker Educators Outlines How Their Needs Can Be Met

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A new report examines this burgeoning group, their resources, and how they can better attain their goal of connecting with students and the community.