Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Digital Booktalks

A short post this morning. I was reading my school email and one of the posters to a listserve I belong to does a website called Web English Teacher. Today, she sent a link to a site she uses for some of her literature students, Digital Booktalk. These are short videos, some shot by students, that discuss a particular book. The site has all the tools students would need to create their own booktalk videos. I checked their list of books, and was going to suggest a couple that we use, but decided that would make a really powerful project for, say, the 8th graders to create for "In the Time of the Butterflies." It would also be a really useful tool for the ELL kids to use as a prereading exercise, too!

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