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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.

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.