Empowering Students to Read through BookClubs

Tonight's #4thchat on Twitter was fabulous! We discussed all of the technology tools we have taken away from #4thchat some of which include Skype, Edmodo, Glogster, Voki and Voice Thread to name a few.

During the chat someone brought up the topic of book clubs. I immediately tweeted out that my homeroom students were about to begin James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and my second class Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Immediately, I was tweeted back with other teachers who were interested in their students collaborating. Within 15 minutes, I had 5 educators interested and all mostly ready to begin by next Monday. The power of Twitter is unbelievable!

I already created an Edmodo group for both books and have already posted a pre-reading assignment for students.

I would love more participation and collaboration from other teachers and students. Please leave me a message if you would like your students to join the group. We will begin on Monday, March 26th.

1 comment

  1. Hi Erica!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I don't have a twitter account (I feel like I already spend too much time online on all my other sites!), but that sounds like a fun conversation! If you guys ever have chats outside of twitter, please let me know! I would love to join! I LOVE using technology in the classroom and my kids are so excited every time I mention something about computers! We use kidblog and I am planning on using Voki and Glogster with them in the near future! Voice Thread is new to met though so I am off to see what that is all about!

    Lessons with Laughter


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