In late 2014, a school contacted me about a week long literacy event it was hosting this month. Originally, organizers hoped to schedule virtual author visits throughout the week to go along with the program. But when scheduling became a nightmare, they came up with another idea.
The Video Q&A!
Classrooms brainstormed questions about books they love. Then those questions were e-mailed to the respective authors. Each author, then, created a personalized video for the students addressing their questions. The videos were then showed throughout the week at times that made sense and were convenient for kids, parents and other viewers.
What a great idea! And it can take the place of a traditional in-person school visit or virtual visit. So find your favorite author and pop the question. You never know who might say “yes.”
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For more ideas on how to use my books in the classroom and other resources for teachers and librarians, please visit my Teachers page. Better yet, let’s set up a Skype visit. It’s easy! Check out my My Time Out for Teachers page for all the details.