April 29, 2016

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Adds Content for Tweens

Thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids age 9–12 are now available, including a selection featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, and Star Trek.

Preschool STEM Lab | Field Reports

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Science programs and activities are a great way to capture their interest and encourage the development of early literacy skills. Many science activities and materials are easy to incorporate into library programs; you may find that you’re already including elements that increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) knowledge, for example, talking about color mixing or identifying and playing with shapes.

Get Teens Interested in Digital Preservation

With Digital Preservation Week nearly upon us, here’s how to entice a group that can be slow to embrace the idea—–teens—to pick up the gauntlet.

Tech and the Race to Read: the Case for Early Literacy

A Houston library services specialist finds that the addition of technology motivates learning, helping both students and teachers overcome the challenges of low reading achievement.

Roger Rosen Appointed Senior Advisor for National Policy Advocacy

The leader of Rosen Publishing assumes key role in advancing the thinking and learning of youth in our digital society.

My Love/Hate Relationship with 3-D Printers in Libraries

We’ve seen 3-D printers shift from cool niche products to supposed must-haves. But are we achieving the dream or just printing tchotchkes?

SLJ Reviews LEGO WeDo 2.0

The second-gen robotics system teaches STEM concepts to elementary students.

Latest Discovery Education Digital Resources Tied to Earth Day

The new content, including exclusive undersea footage from Ocean First Education, is designed to dovetail with lessons on the environment and conservation.

Of Coding and Compassion

Tips from an expert on how to instruct kids effectively and with an open mind.

Never Too Young To Code

Tot-oriented robots and resources give coding lessons a friendly face.