How Web Sites & Tools Enhance a Love of Books

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How Web Sites & Tools Enhance a Love of Books

  1. 1. Using the Web to Enhance a Love of Books Presentation to Library Harvest
  2. 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: http://www.findingDulcinea.com http://www.SweetSearch.com http://www.SweetSearch4Me.com http://www.SweetSearch2Day.com
  3. 3. The Threat Students use the Internet at every opportunity = Less time for reading books for pleasure?
  4. 4. The Vision Educators can leverage A wide range of Web sites and tools to foster a love of reading
  5. 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.” http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/18/business/la-fiw-0718-reading- 20100718
  6. 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. 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.” http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6703852.html
  8. 8. Interacting with Authors Create Connections with Primary Sources Sendak on Sendak http://www.sendakonsendak.org/exhibition_beasts.html# To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Year Celebration http://tokillamockingbird50year.com/ Library of Congress Teacher Resources http://loc.gov/teachers
  9. 9. Author Video Interviews BookWrapCentral - video interviews w/ 200 childrens’ authors http://www.bookwrapcentral.com/childrens/ Reading Rockets - 80 video interviews http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews
  10. 10. Live Chats / Twitter Chats Scholastic http://blog.scholastic.com/ink_splot_26/ Readergirlz http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/ From the Mixed Up Files http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/for-teacherslibrarians/
  11. 11. Skype an Author Authors Who Skype- 20 minute sessions http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/ http://kmessner.livejournal.com/106020.html
  12. 12. Skype Other Classes to Discuss Books Around the World with 80 Schools blog - full tutorial, with lesson plan for integration into curriculum http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/01/03/around-the-world-with-80-schools/ http://theedublogger.com/want-to-connect-with-other-classrooms/ http://theedublogger.com/2008/12/16/quick-start-tips-for-new-skype-users/
  13. 13. Articles on Skype in the Classroom Langwitches Blog: Reasons for Skyping in the Classroom http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/01/02/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 http://trailsoptional.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/around-the-world-8-videoconferences-in-1-night/
  14. 14. Books Read Out Loud Celebrities read classic children’s books http://www.speakaboos.com
  15. 15. Books Come Alive Vook - videos that accompany books “ Project the emotion of the book - without getting in the way of the story.” http://vook.com
  16. 16. NatGeo Amazing 100 People, Places and Things that Will Wow You TV show, Friday nights Web Site http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/nat-geo-amazing
  17. 17. Discuss Books 2 Movies Book Reporter http://www.bookreporter.com/features/books2movies.asp Kids Reads http://kidsreads.com/features/books2movies.asp
  18. 18. Interactive Online Communities “ Readers are invited to become a part of the story as they help the main characters search for Amanda. http://www.theamandaproject.com/
  19. 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. http://www.bookglutton.com /
  20. 20. Publish Book Reviews A student, a class, a district can create its own book review blog. http://thebookowl.blogspot.com/
  21. 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. http://digitalbooktalk.com/?page_id=55
  22. 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. 23. Create or Join an Entire Community http://prezi.com/enutyhqkhd_8/raw-ink-online-reading-and-writing-in-kentuckiana/

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