Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thing #16 Wikis

I learned about Wikis last Spring in another library class.  We used them to post our thoughts about different books we were reading for the class and to look at what others were saying about the books they were reading.  I found it to be a very useful tool.  You could use Wikis in so many ways as a teacher and librarian.  I enjoyed looking at all the Wikis other teachers have created and how they are using them.  I would like to have a library Wiki for posting book reviews written by students.  The students could then look at what their peers are reading and read their reviews.  This might be a great way to  develop a community of readers who interact and discuss what they are reading as a group.  It would also let me as the librarian know what the students are liking and what is popular in my school community.  This is important for a librarian to know as it helps one to select new books for the library and figure out what isn't so popular and what not to order.

1 comment:

  1. I just love my various is my information tool of choice these days.

    Sounds like you have some nice plans for some...A wiki of reviews sure beats the old index cards/shoe box reviews we kept years ago!