A “shelfie” is a selfie of someone with his or her favorite book, bookshelf or library! In this lesson, capitalize on the selfie trend to capture students’ interest in the library media center!
This lesson is a library media center orientation lesson that engages students with technology. While they are having fun taking “shelfies”, they are also learning or reviewing where different areas of the media center are located! They’ll be introduced to the media center without realizing that they are actually learning! It puts a technology twist on an a classic orientation activity.
First, students will use the OPAC to locate the answer to six questions. For each question, they record the title and call number of their answer on an activity sheet. The questions are not tied to specific titles so that this activity will work no matter what titles are available in your media center. In addition, having generic questions prevents all the students from ending up in the same spots on the scavenger hunt. After locating the answers to the questions, the students will take digital devices throughout the library media center to locate each of their books and take shelfies with their books. Then, students will use the directions on their scavenger hunt activity sheet to compile their shelfies into one collage using the PicCollage app. Last, students turn in their collage of shelfies and answer key for you to review and check for understanding.
This activity has 3 page:
-1 cover sheet
-1 directions page
-1 scavenger hunt direction and activity sheet for students to use
I hope that you enjoy this activity and adding a fun twist to your back to school orientations!
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