The American Association of School Librarians has asked us to do a webinar on using Loose Strands as a teaching tool.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. Eastern | 6:00 p.m. Central | 5:00 p.m. Mountain | 4:00 p.m. Pacific
We’ll be discussing interactivity and SEL (social and emotional learning) and how you can use the choose-your-path format to confront tough choices. Loose Strands was named by USA Today’s Jinny Gudmundsen as one of the year’s best apps for teaching SEL [social and emotional learning], and was also an AASL 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning.
More info (or to register) at: ala.org/aasl/ecollab/loose-strands
Two more great reviews! “Loose Strands sets the gold-standard for non-linear and user-controlled storytelling,” says Digital Storytime. “The perfect app for reluctant readers.”
We were also named to DigitalMediaDiet.com‘s “Best of the Best” list for 2014!
Loose Strands‘ first “official” review is in, and it’s a starred review on Kirkus! They called the writing “wise and witty, even Snicket-y”, the material “entrancing”, and the way we’ve blended the interactive experience into a deep narrative “truly impressive”. (Kirkus Reviews is a US-based book review publication that’s been around since the 1930s.) Read the full review here.
Every week, The iPhone Mom picks out 10 great kids’ apps. This week, they included Loose Strands! Read the list here.
Is it a book or a game? In our second developer diary, we talk about the sections of Loose Strands that are more game-like. Watch the video to see some of the things we could only do in a book app, not a paper book.
In our first in a short series of videos, we talk about why we decided to publish a book app instead of a paper book. This one’s all about your choices.
Find out about some of the things we added to Loose Strands that make it more game-like in our second video next week!
Mark talked to Peter Anthony Holder about Loose Strands on The Stuph File. You can listen here.
People like to read very different things at different ages. We’re targeting “middle grade” and up, which gets defined as 8+ or 9+, depending on who you ask.