March 3, 2015

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Kids and Apps: A New Parent’s Guide from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center


The free guide, “Family Time with Apps,” discusses how apps can be used to foster communication and learning while turning “screen time into family time.”

SLJ’s 2014 Spending Survey: Savvy Librarians Are Doing More with Less


SLJ‘s spending survey, sent to school and public libraries, found that libraries’ use of digital tools, ebooks, and other resources continues to grow—while budgets do not.

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Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Mandate


In a ruling that could have serious implications for the way Internet access is regulated in the US, the Washington, DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this morning that the FCC does not have the authority to impose so-called net neutrality rules on Internet service providers.

Rourke eRead and Report: Fiction and Nonfiction ebooks for K-12, with assessment features built in

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Rourke’s “eRead and Report” database provides one-stop shopping for schools and libraries seeking informational ebooks. Each title is not only Common Core compliant, but comes with student assessment functions as well, with test results immediately available to teachers. Students can search the entire ebook collection to which their library subscribes, or teachers can assign particular books and observe student progress within the system.