Thursday, October 6, 2011

Interactive Book Talks

One of the challenges for publishers like Annick Press is how to make the best use of new technologies in order to connect kids and books. An exciting development in classroom technology is the use of interactive white boards, which allow educators to present new material to a group of students while actively engaging them in the learning process. We were first introduced to white boards by a very committed and enthusiastic school librarian in York Region who demonstrated how she used this tool very effectively to do book talks for groups of students. With funding from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Annick decided to create interactive book talks for selected titles aimed at students in grades 4 to 8. These ready-made book talks allow teachers and librarians to present titles in a highly visual, interactive way while providing background information, author profiles and short excerpts from the text.

We're very excited that these book talks are now available on the Annick website, and hope that they make it easier for educators to get their students excited about books.

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