What is a vlog?
A "vlog" is literally a video blog (short for 'web log') documenting something on film.
What is a bookalk?
A bookalk is a short blurb, usually under 5 minutes, in order to generate interest about a book.
Students will be learning how to use a Flip Video along with the basics of public speaking. They will then film each other doing booktalks. A few will be posted here. Students who do not have permission to post videos online, will have the alternative to simply blog a booktalk in 100 words or less.
What is a blog?
A "blog" is short for web log, documenting an opinion, an adventure, a news story, etc. through online writing.
Students often use each other as consultants in finding a new book. Generating a booktalk will also teach students how to summarize content in their own words, an essential reading comprehension skill.
"I have advocated for 30 years that, in order to preserve our democracy and protect ourselves against demagogues,we should have courses in schools on how to watch TV, how to read newspapers, how to analyze a speech – how to understand the limitations of