[MOSAIC] Using Shelfari

Betsy Lafontant betsylafontant at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 14:44:08 EDT 2010


I read your email and decided to give it a try.  Oh my goodness!  It was
great.  I require my 5th grade students to keep a running of list of books
they've read, they want to read and of course, what they are reading now.
When I had them transfer this information to Shelfari, they were hooked.
They invited each other, their family members and started having
conversations about books.  It was amazing!

Now if only my Literature Circle conversations were as rich!  Thanks for the
advice.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Kuenzl-Stenerson Kay <
kay.kuenzl-stenerson at oshkosh.k12.wi.us> wrote:

> I have been using Shelfari for about a year and find it very helpful to me.
>  I would have students set up their own accounts.  They would need to then
> add you as a friend so that you could monitor their usage.  I would allow
> them to choose their own friends beyond that.
>
>
> Kay Kuenzl-Stenerson
> Literacy Coach
> Merrill Middle School
> 108 W. New York Ave.
> Oshkosh, WI 54901
> 920-424-0177 ext. 132
>
> e site that you shared is just what I was looking for to use with my fifth
> graders.  Did you set one up for your class and have everyone put their
> entries under your name or did you set up an account for each student and
> have them as part of your group?  I'm thinking I'd have more control if they
> worked under my name.
>
> Carmen
>
>
> > Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:01:58 -0500
> > From: lweber at cvcatholic.org
> > To: mosaic at literacyworkshop.org
> > CC: gaynor at aaps.k12.mi.us; tmoskus at stthomasannarbor.org
> > Subject: Re: [MOSAIC] How to create a database or spreadsheet of books?
> >
> > How about creating a Shelfari site http://www.shelfari.com/ for your
> class?
> > This would allow it to be constantly changing and accessible from
> anywhere
> > that has internet.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Amy Lesemann <amy.lesemann at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Hello - I need some advice. My students have been writing short book
> > > reviews/summaries of the books they read and we're keeping them in a
> big
> > > notebook. But that's unwieldy and not very useful. So I want to go
> > > electronic, and have them write them (or the older kids will type them
> up)
> > > in a database or spreadsheet that we can then reference. That way, kids
> can
> > > easily see what their buddies recommend, other books by the same
> authors
> > > that kids have liked and so forth.
> > >
> > > What should we use - a database or a spreadsheet? Excel? Something
> else? We
> > > have excel for free, but I can't really find a free database. It has to
> be
> > > something most kids can use easily, so I don't end up doing all the
> typing!
> > > I figure first they'll type up something, then I'll have them type it
> in.
> > > We
> > > can link it to my webpage, too, so they can use it from home or the
> public
> > > library.
> > >
> > > Your thoughts? Thanks!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Amy Lesemann, Reading Specialist and Director, Independent Learning
> Center
> > > St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School
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