the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Jennifer Shafer, Library/Instructional Media Specialist
Library, School, or Organization Name: Region 3 Education Service Center
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Victoria, Texas
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): School Librarians, Youth Services Librarians
Short Session Description (one line): Use book trailers to promote books, teach multiple literacies, and replace that old, boring book report.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Making and sharing book trailers, or video commercials for books, encourages 21st century learners by speaking in their digital language. The book trailer is a wonderful promotional tool for encouraging the reading of a certain book or books in a specific genre. Evaluating book trailers is a great way to teach multiple literacies by assessing text, audio, and visuals. Having students create book trailers gives you a current and fresh replacement for the written book report. Integrate technology in your library by creating and teaching book trailers.
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Great idea. I wanted to promote new books by projecting their covers and short introduction during break time at the library but haven't done it yet to tell if it works.