Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just for Fun!

Here are two great websites that are so much fun, and also encourage reading and writing.
Shelfari is a tool to create your very own virtual bookshelf and show off the books you have read, want to read, and are planning on reading. Teachers can create a bookshelf for parents and students to visit; and teachers, students, and parents can discuss books online. You can also post your bookshelf on a blog (see mine to the right), wiki, or other website that you can insert code into. I love Shelfari for the following reasons:
  1. I can find a new book to read by checking out What's Hot under the Books tab
  2. I can recommend books to my friends on Shelfari and find out what they are reading
  3. I can create a private group for a book discussion
  4. I can look for reviews on books I am considering reading
Wordle is the other fun website I suggest you go and play on. In Wordle you can take any text and have it turned into a great piece of word art. Take a look at this Wordle: