May 18, 2021

Create Your Own Magazines with Flipboard | screencast tutorial

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.

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

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

Librarian Serves up ‘Appy Hour’

District librarian Kathy Kaldenberg didn’t stir any gimlets or martinis. But her recent “Appy Hour” did serve up a taste of applications that enable note taking, formatting citations, and streaming news—all an effort to get local educators to infuse 21st-century tools into teaching and learning.