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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Calling All 21st Century Teachers

This morning I was trying to stay away from Blog World, because I need to read 6 chapters for my Literacy class for Tuesday. But of course, (in true Christina or blogger or teacher fashion) I didn't get far because I started reading about the 21st Century Learner and I had a great idea!

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having their class or small group participate in a virtual book club.  We have gaggle accounts for our students in our district and is monitored by the district, administrators, and teachers.  This could keep the excitement and love of reading and writing even after the state testing. I would like to incorporate this virtual book club in late April.  We would need to collaborate to find the appropriate books for our classes and post book talks in a chat room.  I am fortunate enough to have 9 accessible computers in my classroom.  Most of my students do not have access to computers at home, so I would prefer to keep the chats or interaction during school hours.

  • Small group literature circles
  • Whole Group Read Aloud, with individual responses on Gaggle board
  • Read Aloud of chapter book, with mixed whole group responses, small groups, and/or individual responses

Please let me know if you are interested in raising the relevance and real world application for a virtual literature circle.



  1. I would LOVE to participate :) We just got Skype in our classrooms with web cams and I think the kids would really enjoy participating in such a innovative idea :) Let me know what you need to get started :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

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  4. Christina,
    I have done virtual lit circles for 4 years now...they are fun and the students really enjoye them once they figure them out. Make sure you set up your rules and stick to them...we did ours on for coorespondence and it worked well. Good luck...I just set up my first blog, so maybe I will start blogging to see if anyone wants to read my thoughts!! Good luck!