Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.
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Space, the most recent addition to Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library,” was released last month, and like the other titles in the series, exploration is the name of the game.
New apps from Ahoiii Entertainment, a developer known for its engaging, skill-building apps for young children.
Fans of Nosy Crow apps can now create stories—and fractured fairytales—featuring the developer’s characters.
Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.
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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.
The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.
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.
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.
Learning to code, visiting the White House, and pitching medical apps “Shark Tank” style? Students in the aimHI Summer Incubator Program, a partnership between the FDA and Montgomery County (MD) County Library, did it all.
For educators looking for a multimedia approach to teaching about censorship as Banned Books Week nears, Westport Independent may be just the platform.
In efforts to help libraries meet the diverse needs of their users, EBSCO Information Services has redesigned and added multiple new features to EBSCO Audiobooks.
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.