I recently discovered an incredibly versatile participation tool. Spiral is a free suite of four powerful apps that promote classroom engagement and collaboration. It makes so much of what we already do so much easier and it is a must-have tool for 1:1 settings. Students may login to lessons using Google, Facebook, Clever or Edmodo. […]
If distance or lack of ticket availability has kept you from visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum’s free app allows a look inside.
This vibrantly drawn, interactive app features strong female characters and offers a look at another culture (with lots of complementary extras).
Check out Toontastic 3D, a wonderful, free, open-ended digital storytelling app just launched by Google Education for tablet, phone and Chromebook. You may be familiar with Toontastic launched in 2011 or Toontastic Jr. Now, with the help of Google, the platform is impressively redesigned for Android, iPad and iPhone. The new app allows students to […]
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.
I am a proud member of AASL’s Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee. And we need your help. You’ve been exploring apps with your students and faculty over the course of the year, now’s the time to nominate your faves! But while you wait for the completion of the nomination process and our always […]
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.