Marcis Cornett
Re: Student Contributions
Tue Jul 9, 2013 17:08

Cindi, I think that is a great idea. You could have 4th and 5th graders recommending books to the younger generation then maybe even submit the site to the administrators of "Battle of the Books." This would not only increase social skills but self-esteem and acknowledgement within the community.

  • Student Contributions - Cindi Bradshaw, Tue Jul 9 11:18
    I would want my students to contribute to a social bookmarking site. I would love to create a bookmarking site that was like a booktalk or book promotion site. One where students promoted books that... more
    • Re: Student Contributions - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 15:03
      Cindi, What another great way to use social bookmarking. I used to have a bulletin board in my classroom of book suggestions for students. Students could choose the books and post. The other students ... more
      • Love that idea! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 20:01
        I have a bulletin board in my classroom for book recommendations too! How fun to do a pinterest board for book recommendations from kids. I guess they could find the book on Good Reads or maybe even... more
    • Re: Student Contributions - Marcis Cornett, Tue Jul 9 17:08
      • Battle of the Books & Book Recommendations - Cindi Bradshaw, Tue Jul 9 20:03
        Marcis, thanks for the ideas. I had not thought about having my students branch out and help the younger generation of students with their book blog. It, however, is an awesome idea and it fits so... more
        • BOB idea! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 15:07
          You guys just gave me an awesome idea. I am one of the Battle of the Books coaches at our school and this year we went through a major rebuilding year for our team. It was very young and nearly... more
    • Re: Student Contributions - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 9 15:25
      Cindi, I love your idea. I think that creating a BLOG on your webpage for book clubs would be very accessible for students!!
      • BookClub Blog - Cindi Bradshaw, Tue Jul 9 16:30
        Thank you Lindsay. I have given it a lot of thought I want something that is relevant and 'real world' for my students. The days of reading a book and writing a report are 'so yesterday'. Everyone is ... more
        • Re: BookClub Blog - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 10 15:43
          I am with you Cindi! I really want to start a BLOG next year. I am hoping that it really takes off! I have thought about incorporating into my computer lab time every week. My students are also... more
          • Re: Bookclub Blog - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 16:05
            I love that idea Lindsay and Cindi! I think if we give the students a chance to interact with their peers with a blog they would get into it. It's amazing how much they really know about the internet ... more
            • Re: Bookclub Blog - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 10 18:23
              That is very interesting Natalie. Our computer teacher doesn't. We are responsible for our own computer lab. Most of the time our assistants administer computer lab. I think your computer teacher... more
              • Re: Bookclub Blog - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 20:16
                I like this idea too. I have tried a blog with the students but it didn't turn out how I would have liked. It is definitely something I want to try and revisit next year.
                • Re: Bookclub Blog - Natalie Kabel, Thu Jul 11 13:57
                  Even if the computer teacher couldn't do it every week. If she could get the students started and learned how to do it, then I think I could use it in my classroom.
    • Re: Student conributions - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 9 13:30
      Cindi, I completely agree, I think that students need to contribute to the social bookmarking. That's why I like something like pinterest or (although I haven't looked much into that one)... more
      • Social Bookmarking-Student Contributions - Cindi Bradshaw, Tue Jul 9 16:21
        Natalie, I will have to explore that one further. I have been up to my eyeballs today in technology with what we have going on in class. I have 2 laptops, my iPad, and my iPhone all going at the same ... more
        • Re: Social Bookmarking Student Contribution - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 16:10
          Cindi, I would be interested to know what you find in terms of apps that are student friendly and allow for student contributions. I don't really think there is one cut and dry answer. I think that... more
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