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Using technology to connect teens and tweens with books and authors. Presentation at Reading Roundup, April 2010, by Ellen Booraem, Deva Fagan, Megan Frazer, Carrie Jones, and Kelly McClymer

Using technology to connect teens and tweens with books and authors. Presentation at Reading Roundup, April 2010, by Ellen Booraem, Deva Fagan, Megan Frazer, Carrie Jones, and Kelly McClymer

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  • Using Technology to Connect Authors and Teen/Tween Readers
  • Ellen Booraem
  • Deva Fagan View slide
  • Megan Frazer View slide
  • Carrie Jones
  • Kelly McClymer
  • Social Networking
  • Twitter - Justin the Librarian • 140 max characters • Compatible with Facebook and blogs • Allows for dialogue
  • Twitter - Astronaut Soichi
  • Twitpic
  • Live Journal
  • Group Blogs - Authors • The Spectacle—thespectacleblog.wordpress.com • The Enchanted Inkpot— community.livejournal.com/enchantedinkpot • Teen Fiction Café—teenfictioncafe.blogspot.com • Books, Boys, Buzz—yawriters.blogspot.com • YA Fresh—yafresh.blogspot.com • GuysLitWire—guyslitwire.blogspot.com • Type M for Murder—typem4murder.blogspot.com • Fangs, Fur & Fey— community.livejournal.com/fangs_fur_fey
  • Group Blogs - Readers/Reviewers • Kidlitosphere Central • Young Adult Review Network—YAreview.net • Readergirlz— Readergirlz.com • Teensreadtoo— Teensreadtoo.com • (And Kidsreadtoo) • Teenreads.com
  • Group Blogs - Debut Authors • Insight into new authors • Special contests • Giveaways • Sneak peeks into upcoming titles
  • Debut Authors 2009 - 2011
  • Group Blogs - Publisher Lines
  • Publisher Website Goodies • A look inside the publishing process -- editors, artists, and more • Extras like author podcasts, games, and lesson plans • Free promotional downloads • Opportunities for teens to sign up for programs to review advance copies of new books • Email newsletters
  • Keeping Up With Publishers • Sign up for email newsletters • Follow Publishers on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and/or YouTube • Subscribe to blog RSS feeds (GoogleReader, Bloglines, etc.)
  • Publisher Websites • Bloomsbury Kids: http://www.bloomsburykids.com/ • Disney Hyperion: http://hyperionbooksforchildren.com/ • Egmont: http://www.egmontusa.com/ • Flux: http://www.fluxnow.com/ • HarperCollins: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/ • Macmillan: http://us.macmillan.com • Penguin Group: http://us.penguingroup.com • Random House: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids • Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/ • Simon & Schuster: http://kids.simonandschuster.com/
  • Teen Advance Readers • Macmillan’s InGroup -- Ages 13-19; email InGroup@hholt.com – Simon & Schuster’s PulseIt -- Teens read advance copies for free online; http://pulseit.simonandschuster.com – Random House’s RandomBuzzers -- Teens earn free books by participating; http://www.randombuzzers.com/
  • Review by Expert
  • Review by Peer • Peer-generated reviews • Peer-generated discussion
  • Interviews • Interesting “behind the scenes” with author • News of upcoming books • Reader interaction in comments section
  • Podcasts
  • Live Chat • Interesting “behind the scenes” with author • News of upcoming books • Reader interaction in comments section
  • Skype an Author • What is Skype and how do I use it? • *Skype is a computer application that allows you to make free video calls via the internet. • *You need a computer with a camera, a microphone and speakers (many have these built in now) and an internet connection. • *Download Skype for free: http://www.skype.com
  • Skype-an-Author Contact Info • A searchable list of authors: http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/ • Authors who offer free 20 minute visits to classes or book clubs: http://kmessner.livejournal.com/106020.html
  • Skype-an-Author Visit Tips • Author and teacher Kate Messner offers tips at : http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/ca6673572.html – Test everything in advance, and be prepared for technical glitches – Encourage kids to have questions prepared. – Relax and have fun!
  • Kay Cassidy’s Scavenger Hunt • A way for libraries to get kids involved in reading -- prizes!
  • 2009 Lupine Winner • Interactive games for kids