Book Trailers® for K-12
“Creating a community of avid readers, one video at a time©“
A Product of the Educational/Instructional Technology Programs at FGCU and UCF
How do you select books to read? Do you review the book cover? Get recommendations from friends? Check popular book lists? Perhaps you watch the movie and then decide to read the book. Digital BookTalk® combines the best of these options with brief videos which act much like popular movie trailers. In a video of about 2-3 minutes long, Digital BookTalk® introduces a book’s basic story line with student actors or vivid photographs and narration. Similar to a movie trailer, these Book Trailers® highlight key scenes and provide enough information to help a reader make an informed book selection.
New Lesson Plans!
Once you log in and become a registered ‘booktalker’ you will have complete access to all our UB the Director Lessons and Activities. So far, we have categorized them to contextualize the trailers for math & science and social studies. We also have lessons and readings on Digital Narrative (i.e. storytelling), as well as on how to create your trailer. Registering is free and we promise never to use your email address except for keeping you in the loop about changes and additions to this.
Trailers In the Spotlight
Submitting Your Trailers
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