Shelfari is another online social library I discovered last week. It has more bling-much more visually appealing. I’ve created a library (So far I’ve only added the titles I’ve read this summer; I haven’t had time to see if I can export titles from my LibraryThing library.) and added a widget to my class blog advertising the books I’m reading this summer.
What If Students Used an Online Library?
I’ve been thinking about using an online library with my students. Instead of handing out a book log for independent reading for them to keep in their notebooks, what if I had each of them create an account. I could then create a student library page on the class wiki, adding a link to each student’s library page. I could track their reading, and they could track each other, even connect with each other and with others around the globe.
Has anyone tried this? Are there other online libraries you would recommend? I’d love feedback. I’ve only just thought of using these with my students, and I’m sure there may be other issues I need to consider. I’d love to hear your thoughts.