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School Librarian Saturday: 2021 Notable Children’s Digital Media List

In School Librarian Saturday, I’m going to share the websites, databases, apps, and other stuff I use with students in my K-5 teacher-librarian role, under the cover of internet darkness (see: the weekend).

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Today we have a list that I love: the annual Notable Children’s Digital Media list from ALSC.

What It Is: Every year a committee of librarians select a short list of useful websites and apps for children 14 and under, with a focus on education.

What’s Good About It: As a school librarian, this is a list I always look forward to. There are always a few resources that are new to me that I end up using with students or adding to our library website.

What’s Bad About It: As the years have passed a lot of educational resources for kids are available as IOS apps only. This is a bummer for students with browser access only.

Last Words: If you’re a school librarian who isn’t looking at this list every year, you’re missing out.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.