October 20, 2014

SLJ Reviews Gobstopper and Subtext: Apps that Enable Interactive Classroom Reading


The ability for teachers and students to embed their own content into digital texts, write notes, and get feedback on student reading—classroom reading just got a lot more dynamic. SLJ columnist Jeff Hastings test driives Gobstopper and Subtext.

Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools


Amazon’s newest service, Whispercast, attempts to make Kindles more tempting to librarians by letting them control multiple Kindles from a single access account. However, many librarians have doubts, and there are remaining unanswered questions.