Tech-Savvy Reading Promotion: A Toolbox for Librarians and Other Educators

Tech-Savvy Reading Promotion: A Toolbox for Librarians and Other Educators

by Nancy J. Keane


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Unleash new possibilities for reading promotion and readers' advisory with these technological tools that can help you to catch the interest of young readers and direct them toward positive reading experiences.

Gone are the days of browsing library bookshelves—today's readers live much of their lives on their devices. Learn how to meet these young readers in their online activities by using technological tools that support independent reading and reading choices.

This book shows you how to use not only more traditional social media such as Facebook and blogs but also video, audio and print applications, databases, and more. You'll learn how to use new apps such as Moovly, Koma Koma, and Booksnaps; well-known media including Twitter, Skype, Flickr, and Goodreads; and Soundcloud, Smore, Flipgrid, and ebook clubs for reading promotion and readers' advisory.

For each of these technologies, you'll find a brief description of the platform, its content and applications, notes about the platform and its cost, how to use it for book promotion, and step-by-step instructions for promotional activities. Screenshots and drawings illustrate the instructions.

• Introduces users to effective new tools for promoting reading and providing readers' advisory services

• Helps educators to meet learners in the online environments they frequent

• Supports independent reading

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440868504
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 575,666
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nancy J. Keane is a workshop presenter and author. She worked as a school librarian and adjunct faculty member at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Plymouth State University, and University of Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Figures xv

Chapter 1 Visuals 1

Word Clouds 1

Poster Makers 7

Photo Editors 11

Meme Creators 16

Infographics 20

Comic Strips 26

Surveys and Polls 30

Timelines 35

Fake Texting 38

Avatars 40

Literary Maps 43

Literary Calendars 45

Collaboration Tools 47

Finding Images 51

Clip Art Resources 55

Chapter 2 Videos 59

Talking Avatars 59

Video Editors 66

Green Screen Apps 76

Animated Videos 79

Augmented Reality 86

Virtual Reality 92

Presentations 97

Chapter 3 Audio 103

Podcasts 103

Hosting Options 108

Voice Changers 109

Chapter 4 Resources 111

Book Trailers 111

Thematic Book Lists 113

Books in Series 115

Books to Movies 117

Book Widgets 118

First Lines 119

New and Forthcoming Books 120

Literary Quotes 121

Royalty-Free Music for Projects 123

QR Codes 124

Passive Reader's Advisory 125

Reading Suggestion Portals 126

Book Suggestion Apps 132

Free Audiobooks 133

Finding E-books 134

YouTube 136

YouTube Alternatives 137

Children's Book Blogs 137

Social Networking 149

Children's Authors to Follow on Twitter 157

Authors Who Skype 158

Nonfiction Resources 160

Index 163

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