July 25, 2016

An Open Letter to BOEs Everywhere

School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.

Presentation Tools Worthy of the Content | Consider the Source

Looking at some of the new software, it’s clear that the grammar of picture books is becoming a design structure that applies to effective presentations.

Three Digital Dynamos, Now in the National Spotlight, Tell All

Engaging kids with the latest of tech? It’s all in a day’s work for these PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program winners.

Audiobooks and the Summer Reading Push | Tech Tidbits

Audiobooks are just what teens need to combat the summer slide. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares the top free resources to offer over the break.

Audiobooks and the Summer Reading Push | Tech Tidbits

Audiobooks are just what teens need to combat the summer slide. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares the top free resources to offer over the break.

“Gale Interactive: Science” Ties 3-D Classroom Content to National Curriculum

The new classroom resource lets users click through a guided lesson to get to related reference material—and allows them to search across content to find exactly what they are looking for.

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.

SLJ Reviews the littleBits STEAM Student Set

Want to see your students get excited about science, technology, and art? Tell them you have the design to build a throwing arm. Our review of the littleBits STEAM kit.

Mobile Maker Spaces

Librarians in a Knoxville, TN school district got a grant to build four maker space carts that rotate among schools. Find out what they bought and why.

Take Charge To Maximize Your Library’s Online Presence

Valuable advice for starting and maintaining a website that will serve your students well and show off your library as a key resource to the school community.