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GuruLib (beta) - GuruLib

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1 to 12
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GuruLib is a great way to organize and annotate your classroom library. If you can find the ISBN number on your books or UPC codes on CDs/DVDs, you can enter ...more
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GuruLib is a great way to organize and annotate your classroom library. If you can find the ISBN number on your books or UPC codes on CDs/DVDs, you can enter the full information on these items into a library that students can use to find favorites to borrow (you can even sort them only shelves according to related units you teach). Another idea is to have students use this site (and your single log-in) to enter titles, authors, and reviews that classmates can read. Since "borrowing" an item requires having an account (not a safe idea with your students), why not allow all students to use your account and create a "shelf" for each student's initials?. Then students can drag books he/she has signed out from the classroom. Students can enter reviews (Sign with initials so others know who wrote it) and even comment on the reviews left by others. What a great way to promote reading in a motivational way! Parents and others see the site from the public side. If parents join GuruLib, they can even comment on the reviews their children wrote. Think of the excitement!
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In the Classroom

Show students how to enter a book, review entries, add or edit shelves, and drag items. Review on a projector as help is limited, then mark your class library in Favorites on the classroom computer for them to make entries as they read! .See our editor's sample library from the "public" side. Power users can even add "widgets" to the class blog from the GuruLib. There's a challenge!

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