Teacher Review for Shelfari

Students 13 or older can add to a book's information, ask questions or be part of a book club.

Tracy B.
Technology coordinator
Erie 1 BOCES
West Seneca, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The site used to be more of a personal book shelf with reviews of titles by the shelf owner. Now, students (13 or older) can add to a wiki-type page for the book as well as write their own review. As the teacher, I can see the edits to the wiki for the book to see what students contributed but it is time consuming. Students have to let you know what book and what section they added to or edited.
My Take
Be sure to have students go to their account settings and check on these. There are also groups that you can join as an online book club or create on for your class to have online discussions. Teacher does not have much control over where students will go in this site.