August 29, 2016

Reaching for the Sky: Tinybop, Inc. | Touch and Go

“Sparking curiosity, diving into big ideas, and making connections to the world,” are design objectives of the innovative developer Tinybop, Inc., and all are in evidence in Skyscrapers, the seventh volume in their “Explorer’s Library” series.

Lumino City | Touch and Go

“Thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing, and intellectually challenging,” is the opinion of SLJ‘s reviewer Cindy Wall.

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.

Web Stories and Social Graphics Made Easy with Adobe Spark | SLJ Review

Looking to help students craft digital stories? Or spice up library promotional materials? Adobe’s free Spark suite can serve a variety of creation needs, from explainer videos and student narratives to social memes.

Test-Driving Google Arts & Culture | SLJ Review

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Google Arts & Culture offers virtual tours and a wealth of multimedia content related to art and museum and historic locations around the world. Carli Spina reviews the learning potential.

Creative Play with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” | Touch and Go

Young children have an opportunity to experiment with colors, textures, and shapes when they produce art in an app inspired by Eric Carle’s iconic picture books.

Screen Gems: High-Quality Picture Ebooks and Apps for Tots

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Advice on making smart app and ebook choices for the under-five set.

Los Pollitos | Touch and Go

In conjunction with the publication of Susie Jarmillo’s flap-filled book, Los Pollitos/Little Chickies, Encantos Media Studio has released an app loaded with activities related to the traditional song.

Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know?

Where’s Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” |Touch and Go

Behind Heuristic Media’s stunning app of “The Tempest” is the actor Ian McKellen, who with his business partner Richard Loncraine, has plans to release an app for each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays.