We have been working on a new version of SpiderScribe (that does not use Flash) for some time now. Today we just released its beta version. It is limited to the read-only mode, so you will be able to navigate and use your maps, but not edit them — that will come next.
When you open SpiderScribe, you will see a button to switch to this new version at the bottom of the screen. You can switch between the legacy SpiderScribe (for those of you who can still run it) and the new non-Flash versions at any time.
Nothing is changing to how your information is processed. We reviewed our data collecting and protecting procedures and improved the way we describe our practices and how we explain the options you have to update, manage, export, and delete your data.
These updates are related to the new data protection regulations coming into effect in the European Union.
“CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2015 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. The list of 25 apps provides technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its third year, the list is considered the “best of the best” by AASL.”
Our scribers kept asking us for more stencil background colors for some time now. We have been avoiding it for their own sake – remember the ugly emails when too many color choices were introduced? But today we finally gave up and expanded the number of colors for backgrounds considerably, matching the range that was available only for text colors before. Now you can create all kind of combinations between text and background colors. But please, use your new acquired powers with caution!