Showing posts from January, 2012

apps and more

Just in case you missed it, last May School Library Journal started reviewing iPad/iPhone apps.  Here's the link to their introductory article about it: Meanwhile, based on some of those reviews, I have just downloaded three classic children's books to my iPad: Go Away Big Green Monster, The Monster at the End of this Book, and Harold and the Purple Crayon. Of the three, Harold is the clear winner, with lots of "hidden" interactivity and the opportunity to fill in the gray lines with satisfying purple crayon.  That's what makes the story move forward, you "helping" Harold to draw his way through the adventure.  The "lite" version is free, but it's also very "lite" indeed, with all the interaction and none of the story.  It's worth the money to pay for the full version, where touching on a distant bird lets you zoom in to see a m