Webinar: Using Loose Strands in the classroom as a teaching tool

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

Loose Strands gets a Kirkus Star!

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.

Choices in Loose Strands: Developer Diary #1

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!