The Tech-Savvy Booktalker: A Guide for 21st-Century Educators

The Tech-Savvy Booktalker: A Guide for 21st-Century Educators

by Terence W. Cavanaugh, Nancy J. Keane


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Want to add some pizzazz to your booktalks and motivate young readers? Here are simple but powerful ideas and instructions for integrating technology into your presentations, and using booktalks to launch learning across the curriculum. You'll discover how to use your existing technology to make enhanced booktalks to use with students-video, audio, and text; how to integrate the booktalks into the curriculum to meet standards; and how to extend the excitement with online book discussions. Lesson plans and a wealth of examples, strategies, and resource links make implementation a breeze. Grades 6-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591586371
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nancy J. Keane is an award-winning Library Media Specialist at Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire, and author of The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists (2006) and The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists (2006). She hosts a popular booktalking website, as well as podcasts and wiki.

Terence W. Cavanaugh is an instructor of instructional technology in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida. His areas of expertise include instructional technology, electronic books, assistive technology, ESOL education, and teacher education. He has been an educator for over 25 years at the college and secondary level.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Booktalking Concepts

Chapter 2: Booktalk Technology

Chapter 3: Text Based Booktalks

Chapter 4: Creating or Locating Images

Chapter 5: Presentation Booktalks

Chapter 6: Audio Booktalks

Chapter 7: Audio - Making it or Getting it

Chapter 8: Video Booktalks

Chapter 9: Booktalking Kiosks

Chapter 10: Online Resources

Chapter 11: Assessments

Appendix A: Millennials

Appendix B: Do's and Don't's of Booktalking

Appendix C: File Extensions

Appendix D: Booktalks - They're not just for libraries anymore!

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