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Primary pupils becoming video stars in online book reviews -

Primary pupils becoming video stars in online book reviews - | Information Literacy & Inquiry Learning |
It is an innovative way to encourage children to read. Irish primary schoolchildren are becoming book-show presenters and are posting reviews of their favourite novels online.

Via John Evans, Simon Vasey, Petra Pollum
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What a great idea

Janika Puolitaival's curator insight, March 5, 2015 9:02 AM

Children presenting favourite books for other children always always works better than librarians sharing book tips. This is something that should be done even more. Something to develop with local schools?

Sharrock's curator insight, March 5, 2015 11:59 AM

This is a cool idea. 

Kobe Davis's curator insight, April 5, 2015 8:33 PM

This article explains the introduction of a FIS book club in British schools. This website encourages students to read through creation of online book reviews. Students are filmed talking about books they have read and critiquing their characters and plot lines.


This way of learning focuses on student learning where “students are active rather than passive recipients of knowledge” (Commander, Ward & Zabrucky, 2012, p. 395) and encourages them to “think more deeply about learning” (Commander, Ward & Zabrucky, 2012, p. 398).


I would use this technology in stages 1-3 with books that I have selected as well as books that the student has chosen. Students would be instructed to film their book reviews in pairs and then present these videos to the class. The class would then critically analyse the student’s presentation and perhaps take a vote whether or not they would like to read that book. This would allow students to demonstrate their proficiency in Talking and Listening. It would also allow me as a teacher to be aware of the types of books the students would be interested in.



Commander, N. E., Ward, T, E., Zabrucky, K, M. (2012). Theory and practice: How filming “learning in the real world” helps students make the connection. Retrieved April 5, 2015 from

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Brainfeed: Educational Videos for Kids

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Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Mark Hoffman's comment, May 21, 2014 3:51 PM
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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 21, 2014 7:36 PM

Great resource for adding a visual component to your lessons, or as as app on your classroom iPad!

Catherine Douthard's curator insight, May 25, 2014 11:57 AM

Love using this!