Did you know students may check out digital books on digital devices? Save this info to take advantage of this free service! Check out eBooks through the Follett Shelf. (More books are added to Follett Shelf each month.)
To find the Follett Shelf, go to http://bravesread.net and click on Follett Shelf.
To download a digital book to a device:
1. Login to the Follett Shelf using the same format used to login to computers at school. (see below)
2. Check out a digital book.
3. Search for the Follett Enlight App and download it. (One time only)
4. Login to the Enlight App the same way as to the Follett Shelf.
5. Download the digital book that shows up in the “book bag” to the device.
Initial setup instructions to locate our ebooks:
To sign in to the Follett Digital Reader app, a user will need to know the web address (or URL) of their Follett Shelf
(e.g. https://wbb09959.follettshelf.com ) and their Follett Shelf username and password.
In the first box on the app sign in screen the http:// and the .Follett Shelf.com are already filled in; the user just needs to enter our specific site information (e.g. wbb09959) and then username and password and tap Login.
User name: firstnamelastname
PW: Library/Lunchroom #
Students may download digital books to their devices through the Follett Enlight app.
Today I'm at West Georgia RESA, meeting with library media specialists in our district. It's important for professionals to collaborate and RESA gives us a chance to network with each other. Like now, Jo Nase, of Moreland Elementary School, is talking about sharing information through social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs are all important tools for library media specialists -- and other professionals -- to use to promote and relay information.
Katie Thompson, of RESA, now talks about Google Docs (which I use all the tiime!). Google has become the "go to" resource for many of us because of how easy the tools are to implement and organize. I plan to use Google Docs to create a survey for our students about our media program. In particular, I want to know how the visual elements I've incorporated this year have impacted the program. Shelf manager labels? Get Caught Reading posters? Picturing America posters? I want to know what our students and staff members think. This tool will help me tally answers that I will use to reflect on the media program at HCMS.
Teachers should remember that a Google document is a good way to track group and individual participation with students. Check history within the document to see who has made comments and changes to the group document. Documents can be easily shared through email and on the cloud.
Right now, I'm liking Wiggio and Weebly for free tools. I'll post again soon. Promise!
I'm a library media specialist, former newspaper editor and freelancer, who uses technology every day to promote and deliver information about reading, literacy, judging resources, researching and writing.