November 29, 2015

Twenty-Five Vlogs for Teens (and Teen Librarians)

Librarian and blogger Molly Wetta presents 25 notable channels and vlog series—covering categories such as gaming, beauty, and science and technology, and more—that may be of interest to teens.

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.

Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn


SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.

Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal


Transmedia isn’t just a new buzzword that belongs to academics or high-priced media consultants. It’s an approach to storytelling that boasts a range of potential curricular applications that applies to literacy and the content areas.

Pottermore Opens to All


The wait is over. Pottermore, the much anticipated online hub for the Harry Potter franchise is now open.

Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles


These transmedia titles—including Pottermore—operate on a variety of platforms to support and extend the reading experience and tantalize tech-savvy youngsters who like to spend their leisure time plugged in.

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading


How to get kids reading? Don’t try so hard to stand out, says best-selling author Patrick Carman, who makes a case for meeting teens halfway.