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Creating Readers: Social Media

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Social Media    
Name Description Suggestions for Use Examples





Community allows users to track and rate books and network with other readers.

~classroom or unit groups to share books together

~students recommend books to their peers

Somewhat Virtual Book Club


TauReads 2015-2016







Book community for grades K-8

Kids connect with friends, parents and teachers to share and recommend their favorite books. They can setup virtual bookshelves, catalogue books, track their reading and interact with others to share titles

~Build a virtual bookshelf

~Track reading/ Reading logs

~Inspire book discovery

~Share reading suggestions

~Parent Access

Login required to see groups for privacy




Bookopolis is a safe online community for young readers to share their favorite books and discover new ones.

"It's like Goodreads for kids with built in teacher tools!"

~Explore new books

~Create a bookshelf

~Connect with friends

~Read and rate books

Login required to see groups for privacy.




Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

~Virtual book club

~Book discussions


Twitter book club 



Book recommendations from Librarians #askalibrarian



Skype in the Classroom



Skype is a free software program that allows you to make free voice and video calls to any other computer in the world via a high-speed internet connection. 

~Read to or with another class

~Partner with a reading buddy

~Skype with an author 

Skype an author wiki 

Google Hangouts or Blab



Multi-user video chat options 

~Virtual book clubs or discussions using Google Hangouts on Air.

~Collaborate across grade levels and ask older kids to listen to younger kids read, or vice versa





Snapchat allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them.

Snapchat is also a messaging app. You can take a photo or a video with it, then add a caption or doodle or lens graphic over top, and send it out. Alternatively, you can add it to your "story", a 24-hour collection of your photos and videos, which you broadcast to the world or just your followers.

~Share covers of books read with caption summary or review

~readers' advisory

~Photos illustrating vocabulary words

Libraries and Publishers on Snapchat




online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them



~Share covers of books read

~readers' advisory

~Photos illustrating vocabulary words



Article from SLJ 


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