August 29, 2016

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

screen gems

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

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.

Teens Teach Computer Science at a CA Library

In Cupertino, young adults teach computer science to peers and run an all-night hackathon at the library.

Braille’s New Age

Braille tablets and other new tech may help visually impaired children truly engage in e-learning.

Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market

School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

Warren Buckleitner Curates a Starter Set of Apps

You might say that the iPad’s been cursed by its own success—full of mid-to-low quality apps that tease kids with free offers. Here’s a starter list of better apps, with something for every youngster.

Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue

Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue

We’re not coding in schools so that every kid can get a tech job; we’re doing so to give all kids the chance to understand and interact with the technologies in their lives.

Ready to Learn Coding? Here are resources. Plus: Teaching with Scratch| The Maker Issue

Ready to Learn Coding?  Here are resources. Plus: Teaching with Scratch| The Maker Issue

Resources for learning to code online and face to face, from Khan Academy to Black Girls Code; and suggested lesson plans using Scratch.

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

With myriad adaptations for use in the classroom, MinecraftEdu brings Common Core–enhanced gaming to students.