May 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

As Tablets Supplant Ereaders, New Challenges Arise for Publishers

Sixty percent of publishing executives believe that tablets have become “the ideal reading platform,” and 45 percent believe that dedicated e-readers will soon be irrelevant, according to a recent online, by-invitation survey conducted by global research and advisory firm Forrester.

School Library Journal 2012 – A Year in Review

From the Hunger Games, the Common Core, and maker spaces, to Gangnam Style and the ongoing ebook wars, a look at the highlights and key themes of 2012, according to Twitter.

Lubuto Library Project Wins Major Grant

Remember reading about the Lubuto Library Project in SLJTeen’s July 11 issue? Now congratulations are in order— the project is among 32 winners of an All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development grant, a joint initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision, and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Assess Your School’s Connectivity on the Nonprofit Site Education SuperHighway

All the tech programming in the world means nothing without the adequate infrastructure to support it. Now anyone—from teachers, administrators and librarians to students—can log on to the site Education Superhighway and have their school’s connection speed analyzed within minutes.

Study: Young People of All Races Are Politically Active Online

A large segment of today’s youth, regardless of race or ethnic group, now actively exercise their political muscle online, says a new study from the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics.

Building an ARG | The Gaming Life

Alternate reality games challenge teens to use technology in new ways

Hi, my name’s Chelsie. I got this bracelet for my 14th birthday. My aunt says it’s from my parents, but the thing is that I haven’t seen them in a year. They disappeared after my last birthday. They were working on an archaeological dig and one morning they were just gone. The bracelet is the only link I have to my parents. […]