An amplified learning idea to try out – connecting over books & reading

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I was inspired whilst looking at Shannon McKlintock Miller’s blog post describing the way she facilitates opportunities for  authors to connect with her readers to continue integrating technology into our Library program at my school workplace. Shannon has worked with illustrators and authors.

I have been planning on introducing Book Clubs for both Middle and Senior school students. I want to spend time engaging with high quality  and exciting new literature with these students. Tristan Banck’s novel “Two Wolves” is book that has been nominated for this years CBCA Book of the Year Awards. It has had excellent reviews and I think both girls and boys would enjoy it. I do know Tristan Bancks following several visits he has made to our school – I have to ask him first if he’s keen to participate in this idea. I am planning on using this book as our first Middle School Book Club book. After we read and discuss it together I thought we could meet up via Skype or Google Hangout with Tristan and discuss the book. I have a great screen in the Library that we could all sit around, connect and share knowledge. I look forward to trying this out.

I am also  really looking forward to hearing Shannon McKlintock Miller speak at EduTECH next week. Exciting times!