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Blogging 'bout Books by Lynn Smith

Blogging 'bout Books by Lynn Smith



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  • BLOGGING ‘BOUT BOOKS Blogging Lynn Smith – LIS5313 – Fall 2009
  • Blog
    • Book Review – evaluation of a book
    • Information Literacy – find, evaluate and use information to solve a problem
    • Web 2.0 – 2 nd generation of the World Wide Web -----
    - Shortened version of Weblog Technology
  • Question heard throughout the library?
    • “ Is this a good book?”
    “ Is this a good book?” The question heard most by library/media center specialist in elementary schools.
  • Combining
      • Elementary Students K-5 +
      • Book Reviews +
      • Web 2.0
    = Blogging ‘ bout Books
  • Creating a blog for book reviews
    • Teacher’s First
      • Choose the blog software
      • Register for an account
      • Name your blog
      • Start blogging
    Who may read the blog? Who may see the comments? Who may register? Who may post? Who may see the author name?
  • Writing a BOOK REVIEW
    • Read the book.
    • Make sure to fill in the title and the author.
    • What makes the book good or bad?
    • Do you recommend the book - or not?
  • Information Literacy and Blogging
    • Elementary Students
    • will learn to:
      • Find : the blog or a book
      • Evaluate : the review
        • or the book
      • Use the information –
        • “ This is a good book!”
  • Blogging and the Learning Styles
    • All students have ONE primary learning style. Blogging stimulates 3 of the primary learning styles:
      • Kinesthetic (touching)
      • Visual (seeing)
      • Auditory (hearing)
  • Free Educator Resources for Blogging
      • Blogger at
      • Class Blogmeister at
      • Edublogs at
      • Gaggle at
      • Not Free:
      • Mac users can use iWeb, part of iLife at
  • Publically shared media center blogs
    • Archipelago at
    • LibraryBites at
    • The Unquite Librarian at
  • Is this a good book? Blogging is FUN!!!!! Blogging about book reviews is more FUN!!!!!!!!! Answering “ Is this a good book?” – MOST FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Credits
    • Images:
    • Atlas , its time for your bath at by flickr user woodleywonderworks at
    • How I Became a Pirate screen capture from Barnes and Noble at
    • Web 2.0 logo deadpool at
    • by flickr user c__ at
    • Other Images from Microsoft Powerpoint ClipArt
    • Music
    • Remember the Name (Run Beat Remix) (Instrumental Version) by ccMixter user Jay Sinkie at
  • References
    • book review. (n.d.). Unabridged . Retrieved November 21, 2009, from website: review
    • Grassian, E.S. & Kaplowitz, J.R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice (2 nd ed.) . New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
    • weblog. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition . Retrieved November 19, 2009, from website:
    • web 2.0. (n.d.).'s 21st Century Lexicon . Retrieved December 04, 2009, from website: 2.0
    The End