Thursday, June 04, 2009

Come on a Shelfari With Me!

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If you've been following my last 3 or 4 posts, you know that I've been encouraging teachers to give some thought to picking up a good book this summer. My goal wasn't really to recommend any type in particular; after all we all tend to lean towards professional books or trashy ones at one time or other, but I was really just looking to recommend that we all just RELAX and READ.

So, I asked you for some recommendations and perhaps you found something you liked on that list. I know I did. Then, John Shoemaker created the Shelfari Educator's Reading Group and as of this writing, we have over 80 members! Wow!

For those of you who are interested in joining us on Shelfari, but aren't quite sure what it's all about, here are two recent segments from PalmBreezeCAFE where I show Kim Cavanaugh how to use Shelfari.



Shelfari Part I




Shelfari Part II




The nice thing about the Shelfari group is that there is a discussion set up for each book on the original list, so you can not only jump in on any discussion on any book, but you can throw in your own book and add your own discussions!

Thank you to all of you who contributed your recommendations and thanks to all who are members of the group. I'm really looking forward to learning from you.

~Lee

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2 comments:

Andrew Marcinek said...

Great work! I love this site and also GoodReads.com. I plan on setting up our district's summer reading program through Goodreads.

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