I hope that you are all already following Mr Schu's blog and have already read about this fantastic book called Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and have acquired a copy for yourself and your library! Not only is this book delightful but so is Mr Schu's interview with the author and then there are the four additional book trailers at the end of Jesse's favorite titles! Enjoy. Katie
Elizabeth Bird has collection an amazing cross section of short videos for this SLJ blog post. I hope you'll find them as entertaining as I did and that you'll share them with your students. I"m sure you have many students who are every bit as creative. Katie
Can't wait to get my hands on this book and I don't even have a school for him to run around in!!!
Check out this idea from SLJ on taking book talking to a new level. Just click on the photo of Elizabeth Bird (yes... that's as in Betsy Bird of SLJ's Top 100 Picture Books) and you'll see a delightful video she made with school librarian Travis Jonker. He's the fellow who did the session with Mr. Schu on apps for use in the school library but also developed the art of spine poetry. kt
According to a very informal survey done on LM_Net the site used by 54% of the respondents for finding book trailers is Book Trailers For All which is abbreviated BTFA. The second most popular source, clear down at 21%, is YouTube. If you haven't made use of this site you might want to check it out! Katie
One of Joyce Valenza's 'practicum' students has made a very cool LibGuide on YA Literature you should check out but there are also a host of other very useful sites and tools at Joyce's Bookleads Reading Resources page, for both secondary and elementary. See if you can find some new websites to use and to share with your students, staff and parents. Katie
Check out these great book trailers created by students in Chris Pastro's class and posted by Robert Michalove on the Randy Smith Middle School Library Weebly.
What fun!! Katie
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This little lady will tell you a brief synopsis of the book "Taste of Salt". Creating A Voki was a fun, quick way to share a book you have read. I had a great time doing it and I think kids would really have a great time doing animated "book talks"
Yes.... SlimeKids ! A great new site created by a teacher/librarian in Minnesota to provide a place where young children have easy, appealing, access to resources and educational games. Slime is an acronym for
SChool LIbary MEdia The name and the color choice will catch the attention of young learners and the contents looks appealing too. In an email advertising the site, creator Andy Fine give us permission to link to his site from our webpages with this statement - "Hey everyone,
Check out SlimeKids (slimekids.com), the perfect website for your library/media center.
Share this fantastic resource with your students. They'll love it!
It's free. Create a link on your webpage so they can access it anytime.
Take a look yourselves by going to the link belowhttp://www.slimekids.com/
Andy Fine, Reading Specialist & Library Media SpecialistRobbinsdale Area Schools, New Hope, MN"