June 28, 2017

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Digital Citizenship Education in Nine Steps | Take the Lead

A Texas school district’s strategic design plan includes a digital citizenship program to accompany a 1:1 rollout.

School Librarian Collaborates with Classroom Teacher to Boost Ebook Circulation

In Georgia, a new digital book club boosted ebook circulation—and got fifth graders talking about classic literature.

Mobile Device Addiction Explored in Report; Educators as “Mentors” Highlighted

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.

Courting Controversy? | Scales on Censorship

Assigning a recently challenged book; teachers’ political views; classroom book selection policies.

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

The Digital Wild West of Apps Is an Opportunity for Librarians

Being able to accurately size up language and literacy apps for young children isn’t easy in today’s online environment. Yet it is a crucial service, one that librarians are uniquely suited to provide.

Common Sense Education Launches Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Gaming Platform

Digital Compass, a choose-your-own-adventure gaming platform, aims to teach middle school students about the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital world.

Time for a Little Common Sense: Evaluating Apps, Games, and Websites | Tech Tidbits

Teacher librarian Krista Brakhage is going back to school with Graphite, an expansive and useful resource from Common Sense Media that features unbiased reviews of apps, games, and websites.

Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers

The low-down on digital content, what’s appropriate, at what age—and some props for print books.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

New Report Shows ‘Dramatic Drop in Reading Among Teens’

Common Sense Media released the new reading report “Children, Teens, and Reading,” a research brief that offers a big picture perspective on children’s reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution.