Saturday, September 26, 2009

Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom

Wouldn't it be great to invite authors into your classroom or library to video chat with students before, during, and/or after reading their books? Skype an Author Network is a growing list of authors who want to make that connection via Skype. The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits.

Their author pages contain all of the information you will need to set-up an author visit:
  • Author's Website
  • Presentations
  • Audiences
  • Available Times
  • No Cost Meet the Author Visit: minimum of 10-15 minutes
  • In-Depth Visit Length: determined by each other
  • In-Depth Visit Cost: determined by each author
  • Prerequisites
  • Contact Information
  • Affiliations
I have not had personal experience with this network but it seems like a great idea! If anyone has used them, please post your feedback, positive or negative.


At 12:22 PM, Blogger Tiffany Walz said...

What an amazing program! If I were teaching in PS, I would definitely try this. I believe the opportunity to meet the author and ask him/her questions would further motivate students to dive deeper into the content write down notes and questions along the way.


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