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Old 07-16-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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Welcome to the field. What grade levels will you work with? The ideas posted here are great. I will be using a few myself. Twitter is also a great way to get ideas from other media specialists.

Book trailers are an excellent way to check for understanding and promote the books in your media center. When students are involved, they also gain a sense of ownership. The reward is the recognition the students get when their book trailers are published on the school website or other media.

I am fairly new to the profession as well. The previous media specialist sponsored contests on our website that were fun and successful. Examples: Use a drawing tool to create a new cover for your favorite book. Viewers voted on their favorite book cover. Upload a photo of you reading in the most unusual place(s). I plan to use these ideas soon. The book trailers and online contests can be used in any school.

Our first graders have been creating Pumpkin Book Characters for the last four years. We encourage students to use styrofoam pumpkins. I have seen similar projects using potatoes. I have also seen a Reading Fair which is similar to a Science Fair. The art teacher and I have discussed trying the Reading Fair.

I hope this is helpful. Good luck with your new position.


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