09 April 2008

Using Listen Up! in schools

A former school librarian myself, I know things are always hectic in the school library, and this has presented some obstacles for some of our Listen Up! Vermont school participants. Who out there has found success already using this service? How have you promoted it to your staff and your students? Do you have a group in your school that has been particularly receptive?

I've found two areas where I have received feedback from participants: one is making students know that DCF and Green Mountain Book Award titles are available, and the other is working with your special education department, where students often benefit from reading along while listening to a recording -- and a little mp3 player is a whole lot cooler than those old-fashioned cassette players!

Teachers and librarians, please share your questions and successes in the comments, and help out your fellow colleagues.

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