Press4Kids (P4K) has added a key new feature to its app. Now – just in time for the 2014–2015 school year – students will be able to access MLA citations for each article. P4K publishes daily digital news publications for elementary and middle-school kids.
Capstone Young Readers has announced a distribution agreement with Scribd, the leading eBook subscription service featuring more than 500,000 eBooks ranging from contemporary bestsellers to beloved classics compatible with all devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire, Nook tablets, and web browsers.
Mackin Educational Resources has launched MackinVIA-Connext.com, a website that aims to create an active and engaging community for teachers and librarians to comfortably share ideas about education. Learn more at www.mackin.com.
Through November 30, teachers can visit PBS Learning Media, to access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways.
Congratulations to reviewers Catherine Andronik, Laura Dooley-Taylor, and Silvana Mazo who are among the recipients of YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway. Each of their libraries will receive a set of the Teens’ Top Ten nominees, comprised of 25 young adult titles.
Reviewer Sabrina Carnesi is the guest Technology columnist in the May/June issue of the AASL publication, Knowledge Quest. “iCivics-A Fun Way to Enhance Learning” informs readers about the educational gaming site at www.icivics.org. By relating her experience with iCivics, Sabrina again shares her expertise with her professional colleagues.
Congratulations to reviewer Jackie Keith who was named Spotsylvania (Virginia) County Public Schools 2014 Division Teacher of the Year. In addition to her role as librarian at Riverbend High School, Jackie sponsors a lunchtime concert series for students, and of course, shares her insightful reviews with our readers.
We would also like to invite our reviewers to join the new edWeb community, LMC @ the Forefront. It is another place to share your “spotlights” with colleagues.
Playaway all-in-one audiobooks deliver the portability of digital audiobooks with the grab-and-go convenience of CDs. They are the best way to listen to audiobooks on-the-go, in the car, unwinding, and everywhere in between. And, because Playaways are available free at libraries and don’t require a separate player for listening, they are also the only format that make audiobooks accessible to everyone!
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of InterLink, a new technology that connects current articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals with contextual reference content found within eBooks on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Gale’s eBook platform.