Use your School Library’s Destiny Software and Catalog with Biblionasium to increase circulation, engage students, and collaborate with classroom teachers. Narrated by Shannon Miller.
What kind of readers do we want our students to be? Some colleagues and I were discussing this at our state library organization’s conference in June of 2016. We all agreed that we want our students to be motived, social readers. We want our kids to love reading and to share their reading lives with each other. We want our teachers to be a part of this also. We want to build a community of readers.
Jennifer Underhill, who is in her tenth year as a K-12 school librarian at FSUS, strongly believes the skills her students learn in her library helps pave the way for them to have a smooth and successful transition to adult life…In addition to managing the library, Underhill teaches collaborative lessons on information literacy skills at all grade levels. One of the tools she relies upon to teach these skills is Biblionasium, an AASL awarded Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and a COPPA compliant digital platform. Underhill described Biblionasium as “a social network that allows students to log books, review them and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers.”
Teachers, librarians, parents…you don’t need us to tell you about the evils of the summer slide. If you’ve found yourself caught in that scramble, trying to find just the right books, programs, and activities to keep kids learning all summer long, we’re here to help you out. Students can keep using Biblionasium over the summer to log their reading and make book recommendations. You can even issue reading challenges to help motivate them to read!
But which books are really the best ones to get them started? Everyone has their opinions on this, but there are some books that truly stand out from the others.