July 24, 2014

A Geek’s Back-to-School Wish List

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Elementary school librarian Amy Blaine did a little online window-shopping and picked a few practical—and not so practical—items to take her throughout the day.

What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like

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When it comes to the latest technology, some schools are more equal than others.

All the News that’s Fit to Tap and Swipe: Comparing news apps Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, and Google Currents

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SLJ reviews the top news apps—including Google Currents—along with tips for using these tools with students.

SpringerLink iPhone App Released

Science publisher Springer announced yesterday that it has launched a new mobile app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The free app allows users to access to the publisher’s SpringerLink platform.

QR Codes Go to School

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From magazines to signs at the local supermarket checkout line, QR codes, those little square boxes of dotted patterns, are everywhere these days. Here’s how you can use them in school.

EBSCO Unveils Android App

EBSCO released a free Android version of its EBSCOhost app this week, following on its iPhone/iPad app, which was released in March. The app lets users access EBSCOhost content on both Android phones and tablets.

‘Siri, You’re Stupid’: Limitations of artificial intelligence baffle kids who expect more

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My eight-year-old daughter, Harper, got her hands on a new iPhone 4S, and that’s when trouble started.