Technology Award for Book Trailers
“Book Trailers” Technology Garners Award for Middle School Librarian
Sayville School Middle Librarian, Pam Rooney, recently received an Eastern Suffolk BOCES Model Schools Program Award for her work integrating technology into curriculum and instruction.
As part of the award-winning project, Ms. Rooney helped her students create “Book Trailers,” a concept similar to Movie Trailers. The students video taped themselves reviewing books they had read. Using a special educational account from YouTube for creating a QR (quick response) code, the students linked the video to the QR codes for all the different books that had been reviewed.
To see the Book Trailers for the reviewed collection, the students used an iPod touch that read the QR codes, allowing them to watch on their mobile devices the videos they had previously produced. The students were very enthusiastic about their technological integration, which through personalized peer recommendations, promoted reading.
At the 2013 Celebration of Technology In Education, during which Ms. Rooney received her award, she had invited the students to accompany her and share their “Book Trailers” experiences with other districts.
Held at the Dowling College, Brookhaven Campus Aircraft Hangar, the 13th Annual Celebration of Technology in Education again showcased the best practices in technology, allowing teachers and students to network with the educational community and learn more about exciting innovations that launch “learning with technology.”
"Congratulations to Pam Rooney for receiving this special award from Model Schools!" said Sayville’s Coordinator of Instructional Technology Barbara Hall. “She is truly a leader in her building, promoting meaningful and important experiences for our Middle School students, as she integrates instructional technology into curriculum and instruction.”