As a first grade teacher I have used Shelfari for the past few years. We've kept track of the books we've read as a class and shared our reading with others. Each year students quickly catch "Shelfari fever" and begin creating shelves (with their parents) and sharing their home reading with our class as we follow the shelves of their peers. This year started off much the same, but something was different.
So What's Different This Year?
"Mrs. Frazier, you need to tweet out my shelf." These requests came without urgency, no questions just a simple request, because it's is just what readers do, they share books!
Best Laid Plans~
What teacher wouldn't readjust carefully made plans looming on the iPad and make a few tweets? So as a class we sat down to "tweet out" a few shelves. I looked at all the hands shooting up and I knew the tweets needed to reflect their excitement, so I asked ….
"What does having a Shefari account mean to you?"