Innovations for School Libraries



Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter.

Native Stories with Native Voices
The Molly of Denali series and podcast follow the adventures of a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village. Students are introduced to the rich history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra through the eyes of Molly, her parents, and her friends.

AR App Takes a “Giant Leap” into Space
The JFK Moonshot app is an epic retelling and recreation of the Apollo 11 mission and its connection to President John F. Kennedy. Using the latest in augmented reality (AR) teaching, the app immerses users into 1969 with a full-scale recreation of the Saturn V rocket and a five-day real-time tracking simulation of the mission and moon landing.

Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Inspire a Love of Mathematics
The Mathical Book Prize recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction related to mathematics for youth aged 2–18. The intent of the prize is to engage youth in the power and beauty of mathematics—to give them confidence to consider and solve arithmetic, spatial, logical, structural, and algebraic problems; to see that math can be employed to better understand and appreciate the wonders of nature and human artistic expression (in fine art and music, for example).

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