May 5, 2016

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.

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.

Classrooms Connect Virtually To Code with Finch Robots

Distance didn’t keep these three school librarians from scoring a grant for Finch robots so that their students could all code together.

Search for 2016 Top Young Scientist Is Underway

Students in grades 5–8 can enter a video competition to showcase their own innovation—and win $25,000.

Braille’s New Age

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

Making, With a Rube Goldberg Twist

Building contraptions inspired by the inventor and cartoonist teaches students about physics, problem-solving, and cause and effect.

Ebooks Can be a Great Choice for Middle Schoolers

A middle-school librarian conducted his own research on ebooks. What he found out now guides his collection development—and may be the answer to the “middle school drop-off” in pleasure reading.

Vlogging, Teens, and Literacy: Engaging Youth

Media and literacy scholar Antero Garcia explains why educators and librarians should be paying attention to vlogs and what it means for today’s teens’ literacy.

Tackk, Twitter, and Teenagers

This Indiana Instructional Technology Specialist and a local high school history teacher teamed up to create a successful new approach to an old classroom project.