School Librarian Saturday: Sesame Street
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).
What It Is: The site features educational games, videos, and interactive activities based on characters from the well-known children’s television show.
What’s Good About It: Just like the show, it’s well put together, ad-free, and inviting. The focus is on fundamental learning and social/emotional growth.
What’s Bad About It: It’s a thoroughly modern site, which means that it looks great, but is likely to run slow on older computers.
Last Words: So many children’s books and shows have disappointing online counterparts (I’m looking at you, Seussville). This is an example of how a children’s educational website should be. Highly recommended.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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