August 21, 2017

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The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality

Consider this your cheat sheet to augmented reality. There’s so much more than Pokémon Go.

Seven Surprising Benefits of Maker Spaces

Noted experts Carrie and Alton Barron explain one of the single most important ways a librarian can point patrons to optimal intellectual and emotional experiences.

Primary Sources Go Mobile; African American History Site Debuts | Tech Bites

This month’s Tech Bites news roundup features a variety of the latest digital resources for students.

Mark up and Organize the Web with Scrible | SLJ Review

Our intrepid tech reviewer Wendy Stephens sizes up the tool for organizing and annotating web research, as well as the potential benefit of purchasing the new premium version.

Ideas from the Labs at DC Public Library

They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.

Newsela and Rock the Vote’s “Students Vote 16” Prompts Engagement

The new classroom program aims to get kids involved in the election process by holding mock elections, reading relevant news, and gaining a better understanding of civic procedure.

The Best of Toy Fair 2016 for Maker Spaces

Our fearless reviewer—who just happens to be SLJ’s Librarian of the Year and a maker queen—canvassed the entire Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to find the most exciting innovations coming out this year.

Denver Teen Programs Revived, Thanks to Asset Mapping

With a little know-how, you can score more funding for your program through an asset-mapping project. No, it’s not the same thing as needs assessment.