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How Web Sites & Tools Enhance a Love of Books


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Educators can use a wide range of Web sites and tools to enhance a love of reading.

Educators can use a wide range of Web sites and tools to enhance a love of reading.

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  • 1. Using the Web to Enhance a Love of Books Presentation to Library Harvest
  • 2. Our Mission Dulcinea Media publishes content and builds web-based tools that helps educators teach students how to use the Internet effectively, efficiently, safely and responsibly. Products include:
  • 3. The Threat Students use the Internet at every opportunity = Less time for reading books for pleasure?
  • 4. The Vision Educators can leverage A wide range of Web sites and tools to foster a love of reading
  • 5. The Good News Smartphones, e-readers and the iPad offer opportunites to enjoy books as a multimedia experience. Los Angeles Times: “ Digital technology is also transforming reading from a famously solitary experience into a social one.” 20100718
  • 6. The Opportunity Most kids do not yet have expensive, fragile mobile devices. Librarians can use the Web to promote and enhance a love of reading books. Introducing students to these sites now will make it more likely they will embrace books when first using a device with e-reader capabilities.
  • 7. Library Journal “ The future of reading is very much in doubt.” “ In this century, reading could soar to new heights or crash and burn.” “ Clearly something important and fundamental is happening to books and reading. Libraries need to be part of this reading revolution.”
  • 8. Interacting with Authors Create Connections with Primary Sources Sendak on Sendak To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Year Celebration Library of Congress Teacher Resources
  • 9. Author Video Interviews BookWrapCentral - video interviews w/ 200 childrens’ authors Reading Rockets - 80 video interviews
  • 10. Live Chats / Twitter Chats Scholastic Readergirlz From the Mixed Up Files
  • 11. Skype an Author Authors Who Skype- 20 minute sessions
  • 12. Skype Other Classes to Discuss Books Around the World with 80 Schools blog - full tutorial, with lesson plan for integration into curriculum
  • 13. Articles on Skype in the Classroom Langwitches Blog: Reasons for Skyping in the Classroom “ Skype connects my students with students from other countries in order to raise global awareness: there are kids like me somewhere else...different cultures, holidays, traditions...tolerance...we live in a flat and increasingly smaller world.” Trails Optional: Around the World: 8 Videoconferences in 1 Night
  • 14. Books Read Out Loud Celebrities read classic children’s books
  • 15. Books Come Alive Vook - videos that accompany books “ Project the emotion of the book - without getting in the way of the story.”
  • 16. NatGeo Amazing 100 People, Places and Things that Will Wow You TV show, Friday nights Web Site
  • 17. Discuss Books 2 Movies Book Reporter Kids Reads
  • 18. Interactive Online Communities “ Readers are invited to become a part of the story as they help the main characters search for Amanda.
  • 19. Interactive Online Communities Experience simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a book. We believe firmly that people want to read, annotate and discuss, right there, immersed in the text. We also respect the solitary side to reading: people should have the chance to tune out the community. /
  • 20. Publish Book Reviews A student, a class, a district can create its own book review blog.
  • 21. Publish Book & Trailers Digital Book Talk - Book Trailers for K-12 Re-enactment of books using digital tools “ Visual means for reluctant, striving readers to make better book choices.” Full page of student work.
  • 22. Use Tools to Create Trailers Animoto produces video pieces from photos, video clips & music Two outstanding examples of student-created trailers: http://bib20. blogspot .com/2009/02/animoto-book-trailers.html
  • 23. Create or Join an Entire Community