Have you ever tried a Virtual Author Visit? Author visits can be so rewarding for students and schools.  I still remember the author’s visit from when I was in elementary school! It’s best to have the classroom teacher as well as yourself read the author’s books to the students before the visit. You can do something similar to One School, One Book (or maybe 2 books to make it more appropriate for the age groups.). Schools gain a community feeling around an author that is visiting. Finding an Author Finding an author to do a virtual visit is much easier than finding one who can travel to your school. Below are some websites I found that should help you get started. These include individual author websites and publisher websites. However, doing a Google search for author visits will be the easiest way to find an author.  Scholastic  Penguin Young
Perhaps, you’ve already started using Flipgrid You’ve signed up, set up your grids, and made topics. Now that you have your Flipgrid account set up, it’s time to figure out how to best utilize Flipgrid as a librarian. Flipgrid has so many uses for your own Library classroom. Check out how to use Flipgrid in the library. Book Talks First, one way to use Flipgrid in your library classroom is for book talks. Start by creating a grid or topic for Book Talks. Model your own Book Talk by sharing your own video review. Book Talks are less about opinions, however, and more of a teaser for a book.  For example, give your review of Katherine Applegate’s latest book, The One and Only Bob, the sequel to The One and Only Ivan.  Your students will see your teaser of the New York Times’ Best Seller and create their own