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Easy to make Book Trailers

Embedding book trailers on your library web page is a great way to pique interest in your collection.  There are various software programs you could use to make your book trailer:  iMovie, Photostory, MovieMaker, Google Presentations, Prezi, and VoiceThread to name a few. You don’t need any fancy photo editing software to make creative images

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Using Technology to Promote YA Literature

Thanks to all my teacher librarian friends who submitted ideas for my ISTE11 poster session – it went great and everyone was impressed with all of YOUR ideas.  First of all I had an excellent location (thanks ISTE) right across from the Blogger’s Cafe.  For two hours straight I shared your fabulous ideas.  I handed

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker By Paolo Bacigalupi ISBN: 9780316056212 Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010 Genre: Juvenile Fiction Literature Circle Unit description with goals The Literature Circle unit is geared towards eighth grade students who are reading Ship Breaker (2010) by Paolo Bacigalupi.  This dystopian novel takes place in the future when global warming

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Information Literacy Collaborative Unit

Copy of this entire project (pdf) I created this unit for one of Library courses but several people asked me to share my process of using Google Forms as “digital notecards” – See Lesson #2. High School Literary Criticism Research Paper Scenario: Throughout the semester in English III, students have been reading and analyzing various

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Using QR codes in the classroom

Tom Barrett has another “Interesting Ways” collaborative presentation in the works.  This one is about using QR codes in the classroom.  Mine is tip is #5:  Using QR codes to promote school events.  View the presentation at: or help out and add your own idea. 1.  Create QR code ( that will go to

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Got books? Promoting YA literature using Technology

Reach your teen audience with creative ways that promote reading and Young Adult literature using free or open-source technology tools. 1.  READ Posters: Following the format of READ posters create by the American Library Association, take photos of staff members and students dressed in costumes holding a companion book.  Add the words READ and a

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