November 5, 2007


I picked a guinea pig group of students last week and tried out a wiki for our school library...holy cow has it taken off. I just checked it and kids are doing it at home! I do need to work out some bugs, and maybe even pay the 100 bucks so that I can really use all the features. However it is working out great. (FYI-do not take visitor count as accurate, I just put one on.)

We have created a "Student Recommendation" page where students recommend their favorites (not just a clever name), and a "Wish List" for students or teachers or parents to write down books or magazines, etc., that we should have in the library. They can also comment, I'm debating about a chat room. This will eventually be linked to our new library home page (which is taking me a billion years to create due to the large amounts of Bridge playing, skin diving, and ninja star collecting I do on the weekends). What excites me is the kid's excitement...they love to talk books. Teachers are even considering making this a weekly assignment!

What fun! Next...disco ball!

1 comment:

Nadean said...

Yeah Amanda. I returned from ALAN conference 55 authors in 2 days and they give you a box of books by the authors (at least 35)-- I will save some for you if you let me know when you are coming to Spokane.

I am presenting how to get people to use web 2.0 at NECC in Seattle last week of February so expect to be part of the examples.
Hope you plan to rest winter break