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!
Britannica Digital Learning has announced a new and significantly upgraded version of its popular ImageQuest™ resource for schools and libraries. ImageQuest provides nearly three million rights-cleared photos and other images for homework, classroom activities, and lesson plans.
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.
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.
TeenSafe is an advanced iPhone and Android monitoring software developed to give parents a window into their child’s life. TeenSafe allows parents the ability to monitor their child’s iPhone or Android social media activity. Visit their website for more information.
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. You can visit their website for a demo.