Monday, October 14, 2013
Videolicious, Library Orientations and Reading
Welcome to the BMS Library! I mentioned the Videolicious app in an earlier post. I decided to go ahead and learn how to use it by creating a video tour of our library for our library orientations. It was pretty easy to use. The free account allows you to use 10 images and/or video clips to create a one minute long video. You are able to narrate and add music. I like short videos because it forces me to be think about what I really want to show my audience and what are the most important things I want to mention. This is definitely an important skill to teach students when creating video projects.
Library orientations in August went well. This year I focused on giving students enough time to browse, check out and get acquainted with the space. Everyone was happy and I saw a few fist pumps when they found a book they wanted to read. Students asked for mysteries, thrillers, and action books (to name a few). Many of them eagerly checked out from our new graphic novel section.
This summer I read so much for our SC Junior Book Award committee and #bookbootcamp that I was ready to promote some books. I am reaping all the benefits of reading middle grade books, because I am getting better at promoting books. I hope you will join us on October 28th for our Romance #bookbootcamp at 8pm on Twitter!
Hope your school year has been off to a great start!