I’ve just come across Read it! Loved it! and I’m very impressed. Curated by Melbourne teacher librarian Gavin Jones, Read it! Loved it! is a quick and easy way for children aged 10 and over to identify books to read through well-categorised genre lists.
The site is colourful, clean and attractive with no superfluous information – just simple click through lists to titles and cover images. I think kids will love using this site, as will adults who want to help kids find great books to read.
You can read more about the background and purpose of the site in this interview from Publishing Perspectives.
Free Technology for Teachers: Guided Reading in Google Apps for Education
“The ability to link various documents within Google Apps makes it ideal for a digital Guided Reading program. Bringing Guided Reading into the Google realm has made it simple for me to consolidate my plans, texts, student work, and assessment into one location. It all begins with the Guided Reading Launch Page, a hub which, through linking, allows quick and easy access to:
a weekly schedule
anecdotal assessment documents
an assessment form
guided group folders (within which I store tasks, student work, and texts)”
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Two fun things for you this Friday, neither of them technology related but there are some links worth clicking…
First up, great Australian books. Buzzfeed have put together a list of 50 Australian books you should read before you die. I was pleased to see some picture books and young adult fiction included and happy to find I have read 30 of those listed. I now also have a few titles to add to my holiday reading list. How about you? What do you think of the titles included? Are there any obvious titles missing? Please share in the comments.
Secondly, there seems to be a proliferation of online quizzes of late – from “What animal are you?” to “Which Superhero are you?” to “Which Chemical element are you?“. The list seems never ending and just a little ridiculous (there’s even “What Kind Of Person Who Takes Online Personality Quizzes Are You?“). Usually I find it pretty easy to ignore them but this one “What children’s book character are you?” instantly appealed (for obvious reasons). Who are you? Please share your result in the comments.