1. AccessMyLibrary School Edition Reviewed on SLJ.com


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    Typical kids spend hours a day on their mobile devices, so why not start grabbing some of that small-screen real-estate? School Libraries can make their Gale databases easily accessible on their students' mobile devices thanks to an iPhone app called AccessMyLibrary School Edition. It's easy to set up and--if you're already a Gale database subscriber--free. School Library Journal's Jeffrey Hastings reviews it as a companion to his print reviews in the January 2011 issue, also available on SLJ.com.

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    • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch (with GlowLight) and Nook HD Tablet Reviewed.


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      Jeff Hastings reviews two Nook devices, the Simple Touch and the HD tablet and also wonders about the future of Barnes & Noble's branded devices in the light of the rampant Microsoft buyout rumors of Spring '13.

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      • IPEVO Point 2 View USB Camera


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        Jeff Hastings looks at a little webcam gadget that does much of what a pricey document camera does, but does it on the cheap--Like sixty nine bucks cheap!

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        • Kodak Zi8 at WVGA, 30 FPS, with external lavalier mic--sample footage


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          As part of his monthly Test Drive tech reviews for School Library Journal and SLJ.com, Jeffrey Hastings has posted this unedited sample footage uploaded from the Kodak Zi8. It's shot on the devices lowest setting, WVGA, with an external tie-clip mic used for audio pickup.

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          • Promethean ActivBoard 300 Pro Series


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            Jeffrey Hastings looks at a Promethean Activboard 378 Pro interactive whiteboard as a companion to his print review in the March, 2010 issue of School Library Journal and on SLJ.com

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            • Rosen Interactive eBooks with Digital Content Creation Tools.


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              Jeff Hastings checks out Rosen Interactive eBooks, simultaneous access licensed, non-fiction eBooks that each come with three learning activity options. The activities focus on blending traditional and technology literacy skills and are aligned with Common Core and AASL standards. This brief video review is a companion to the full print review found in the October, 2012 issue of School Library Journal and available on SLJ.com and thedigitalshift.com Check out that full review to find out what's next for Rosen Interactive eBooks.

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              • SLJ Checks Out the StarWalk Kids eBook Collection


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                SLJ.com reviews StarWalk Kids, a collection of eBooks complete with Common Core based teacher's guides, author/illustrator reviews and more. The fast-growing eBook collection is available for an annual site subscription.

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                • SLJ.com looks at the enTourage eDGE "Dualbook"


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                  Jeffrey Hastings checks out the enTourage eDGe, a hybrid device that's half tablet and half eReader.

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                  • SLJ.com Reviews the Nook Color from Barnes & Noble


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                    The touchscreen tablet meets the standard eReader in the nook color. But is it the right fit for you and your patrons? Jeffrey Hastings takes a look at the "Reader's Tablet," as a companion to his full print review of the product available in the September, 2011 issue of School Library Journal and on SLJ.com.

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                    • SLJ.com Reviews the Toshiba Thrive Widescreen Tablet


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                      Jeff Hastings checks out the Android 3.1 based Toshiba Thrive, a tablet with an unusually robust set of hardware features.

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