May 27, 2016

An Open Letter to BOEs Everywhere

School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.

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.

Presentation Tools Worthy of the Content | Consider the Source

Looking at some of the new software, it’s clear that the grammar of picture books is becoming a design structure that applies to effective presentations.

Three Digital Dynamos, Now in the National Spotlight, Tell All

Engaging kids with the latest of tech? It’s all in a day’s work for these PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program winners.

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.

“Gale Interactive: Science” Ties 3-D Classroom Content to National Curriculum

The new classroom resource lets users click through a guided lesson to get to related reference material—and allows them to search across content to find exactly what they are looking for.

Mobile Device Addiction Explored in Report; Educators as “Mentors” Highlighted

The survey, “Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy and Finding Balance in the Digital Age,” reviews existing studies on adults’ and children’s internet use and provides recommendations for educators.

Mobile Maker Spaces

Librarians in a Knoxville, TN school district got a grant to build four maker space carts that rotate among schools. Find out what they bought and why.