Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

Tag: literature

Easy to make Book Trailers

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 […]

OASL reflections

OASL reflections

I attended the OASL 2010 conference in Bend, Oregon on October 8th and 9th.  I attended the afternoon pre-conference and several sessions on Saturday that have impacted my understanding and teaching as a teacher librarian. On Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure to hear Jerene […]

Using QR codes in the classroom

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:  https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_765hsdw5xcr or help out and add your own idea.
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1.  Create QR code (http://qrcode.kaywa.com) that will go to a URL promoting a school event.

2.  Create a simple web page (ie, Google Sites) to promote that event.  I made one for my high school book club to promote good book recommendations for Teen Read Week.

3.  Print small notes with the title: What’s happening in school this week??? Scan this code with your mobile device to find out! and tape them in the bathroom stalls, mirrors, or areas where mobile devices are allowed at your school.

4.  Trust me, your tech savvy kids will know what to do — and it will peek the interest of other students too!

Submitted by Colette Cassinelli

Got books?  Promoting YA literature using Technology

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 […]

Nominate your TOP TEN Young Adult books by 10-10-10

Nominate your TOP TEN Young Adult books by 10-10-10

Join a collaborative project.  Go to: http://10-10-10.wikispaces.com/ Get Involved: This wiki is open to anyone who loves YA books. You don’t have to be a teacher-librarian to share your love of reading! Choose a theme: You can recommend your TOP TEN YA books of all time, […]