May 30, 2016

VT School Librarian Previews Google Expeditions App

A field trip to the days of Davy Crockett may sound like something Ms. Frizzle cooked up, but it’s now possible—at least virtually.

Six IL High Schools to Use Library App Created by Local Teen

It all began when a high school librarian had an idea. Add a senior who just happens to be a programming whiz, and the rest is digital history.

CHOMP On This App | Touch and Go

It’s hard to imagine an app that can rival Chistoph Niemann’s Petting Zooin novelty and engagement. There’s now a contender.

Wordplay on the iPad | Touch and Go

Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.

Charlie and Lola: Back in Town | Touch and Go

Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.

Charlie and Lola: Back in Town | Touch and Go

Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.

Bison, Birds, & Bugs: Arty Apps from Labo Lado | Touch and Go

Clean design, smooth functionality, and delightful animation and gaming are just some of the attributes that recommend these Labo Lado apps.

The Digital “Shakesperience” | Touch and Go

Share these digital resources with thespians and students of Shakespeare during National Poetry Month.

DNA Play | Touch and Go

While genetics is a topic generally taught in secondary schools, an app from Avokiddo introduces the concept of DNA, and mutability, to a younger audience.

All About Dinosaurs | Touch and Go

A new app on dinosaurs from Y Factory is reviewed.