[MOSAIC] Shelfari vs. Good Reads

Hoefling, Robyn hoeflingr at northshoreschools.org
Wed Sep 29 12:08:30 EDT 2010

I have been experimenting with Shelfari but have been experiencing trouble setting up a classroom group.  Our students do not have email accts in school.  If someone could describe how you set up the account, I would really appreciate it.


From: Domina.Natasha [Domina.Natasha at north-haven.k12.ct.us]
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 3:17 PM
To: mosaic at literacyworkshop.org
Subject: [MOSAIC] Shelfari vs. Good Reads

I read the several suggestions about Shelfari.com and am excited about the idea.  I also know that Goodreads.com is similar.  I wonder if anyone has compared them to be able to recommend one over the other.  I'm also wondering if people who have used them could share their experience with whether I would need to worry about inappropriate material.  My last question (for now) is how you would handle setting up accounts for kids who don't have their own e-mail.  Do you have them set up e-mails in school?

I love the idea of kids entering in books they've read and writing reviews about them--it seems like such a meaningful activity to do at the end of reading a book.


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