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Siobhan M

Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! - 25 views

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    Create a vritual shelf ot show off your books. Connect with your friends. Discover exciting new titles. Voice your opinion. See what your friends are reading, what others with similar tastes have enjoyed, and even get book recommendations.
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    This is a great site that I have used for many years. I have used it with elementary (5th grade) students several years However, teachers should know that you need to monitor and teach use of this site. It is essentially a social networking site and the kids will learn to use it as such very quickly. There are adult themed books as well as independent groups where inappropriate discussions take place. I have emailed Shelfari and asked if they plan to make an education version or limited account option for use with students. That being said I think it's a great platform for teaching those essential netiquette skills!
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    This is similar to LibraryThing, which I've used with high school and college students. http://www.librarything.com/ It's always great to come across different applications. Thanks.
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