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Biblionasium Excitement

If you haven’t heard of Biblionasium for your classroom- go and check it out NOW! šŸ™‚

It’s like goodreads.com for kids. My 6th graders are going to record the books they read this year in their reading notebooks, but also in this FAB website. Then they can see what their classmates are reading and can even send book recommendations to each other!



9 thoughts on “Biblionasium Excitement

  1. This website looks awesome! Any ideas or tips for getting students to sign up easily? Looks like they need to have a parent’s e-mail address. How do you ensure that all students get that necessary information and that their parents even have an e-mail address to begin with? Thanks!

    • It’s very easy for kids to sign up. The only reason they would need a parent’s email address is if they want to add friends ( I think!). šŸ™‚ I put all of my students in and then just gave them their username and password. That’s all. šŸ™‚

      • Oh, that sounds easy. Let me know if you find out anything else that might be of use to us teacher-folk. šŸ™‚

        I have some more questions, if I may… Do students get class time to update their books on the site? Are you making it required or is it each student’s choice?

      • I’m actually requiring that all students keep up with their reading in their notebooks AND on biblionasium. Yes, they can update their page in the mornings AND during reading workshop and afternoons when packing up. We shall see if they end up spending too much time on biblio instead of reading. šŸ™‚ BUT I know they will in the beginning because it’s new and I’m ok with that! More exposure to books! šŸ™‚

      • Goodreads definitely encouraged me to read more books, so I bet this site will have the same effect on (some) students.

        Do students update on their phones or computers? At least in the classroom where I’m student teaching, there are only 4 computers (which are ancient), and there’s no access to laptops because the cart can’t leave the main building and go to the portables. šŸ˜

      • We have 5 computers in our room-3 OLD dinosaur desktops (but working right now-fingers crossed!), my teacher laptop that they are not supposed to use but hey! what’s a teacher to do? AND MY ipad that I bring from home. šŸ™‚

      • And yes-I’ve always been scared to do anything “tech” because we don’t have much, but this year I am taking the plunge! I’ve spread the 3 desktops around the room and put my kids into teams for science!

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