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is a great tool to create colorful, exciting promotional materials - your students will love doing this for you! Here is an example I made for our Summit Middle School Program - Top 20 Books circulated during the first quarter. Each book cover links directly to the online catalog so they can read a description and see if the book is available for checkout.
Also linked on the page is a
which will allow students to easily submit book reviews - just by clicking on "Click Here to Write Review."
Here's another great use of Glogster - to embed book reviews, as created by Sasha Miller, Teacher Librarian for middle grades at Discovery Canyon K-12 Campus:
Check out Doctor Loopy's Hot Dog Book Reviews
Doctor Loopy uses crazytalk software to animate the drawings
Create word clouds from book reviews and challenge students to guess the book. You can also use wordles to pre-teach books and to use for review guides.
.com for a book promotional idea on your website.
an author. There are many authors who are willing to visit your students via Skype. They offer a free 15 minute visit. Longer visits can be negotiated.
Skype an author
for your webpage to promote reading:
is a great tool to create short promotional videos featuring the newest books in your library.
Cris Hardin, High Performance
from Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy District 20, has used a blog as a communication/sharing tool for her "Literacy Leaders" group. She used
to easily set up student accounts:
A student of
, High Performance
from Silver Creek High School in Colorado created a booktalk using
Check this out!
Create podcasts or even have your students create them. Put them on your web pages, put them in your catalogs, put them on the morning announcements. There are so many uses for podcasts.
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