September 23, 2014

From Scratch to Tynker: Tools to Teach Kids How to Code | screencast tutorial

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A screencast tour of four free applications to help kids learn how to code: Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch, Scratch, and Tynker.

Create Your Own Magazines with Flipboard | screencast tutorial

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Now anyone can create a beautiful digital zine of customized content, thanks to Flipboard. In a highly touted feature, version 2.0 of the iconic newsstand app allows users to select content they find on Flipboard to create magazines on any interest or topic. SLJ’s screencast shows you how to make your own publication in the image-rich format, add articles, and publish to the world or select subscribers.

Interactive Storytelling App Versu | screencast tutorial

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In her latest screencast, School Library Journal contributor Linda W. Braun test drives Versu in an assessment that considers the potential of interactive platforms that blur the lines between reader and creator—a particularly compelling concept when it comes to kids and teens.

Make Your Own Infographics | Screencast Tutorial

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You can create infographics—visual representations of data—from scratch using free web tools. Library consultant and educator Linda W. Braun takes you step by step through making your own infographic using easel.ly and info.gram.

Next Year’s Model

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Sarah Ludwig left the library, became a tech coordinator, and forged a path to the future. SLJ’s cover story.