October 24, 2016

What’s After Pokémon Go? Explore Augmented Reality Sept 13 | SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, explores the education technology topics educators are talking about this school year, from virtual reality and STEAM to popular culture and digital literacy.

The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality


Consider this your cheat sheet to augmented reality. There’s so much more than Pokémon Go.

VR, Whole Libraries in a Contact Lens: ISTE 2016 Top Takeaways


Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.

The “Best Part of ISTE”: The Preshow Unconference | ISTE 2015

The Saturday before ISTE is really the best part, says Elissa Malespina. Between the annual unconference Hack Education (#hacked15) and this year’s Mobile Megashare, it was a great day of connecting and learning from leaders in the field.

Patrons Expect More Mobile Services | Handheld Librarian Conference

Lee Rainie

There are now more mobile phone subscriptions than there are people in the United States, and U.S. citizens—particularly young people—have rising expectations for mobile services offered by both commercial businesses and public institutions, according to “The State of Mobile Connectivity,” a keynote address by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, at the 7th Handheld Librarian online conference on Wednesday. Citing data from a Pew study released earlier this year, Rainie noted that 17 percent of U.S. consumers now use a mobile phone or smartphone as their primary or exclusive point of access to the internet. For young people, minority groups, and households earning less than $50,000 per year, the rate is significantly higher.

Libraries Jumping on the Augmented Reality Bandwagon

One fascinating surprise of the Roadshow: more libraries are jumping on the augmented reality bandwagon than I previously suspected.

PBS Kids Launches Augmented Reality App


PBS Kids has launched a new app that uses augmented reality to teach kids addition and subtraction.