Nothing says enjoyment to a student like the chance to be on the computer, especially if it is a privilege they often do not get. And nothing is more endearing to a teacher than a task a student loves that benefits them as well. (think part of the student log book) The tool I’m speaking of is Goodreads.

Who knew the implications this could have with high school students! They have eagerly tracked the books they have read for leisure and education. They track the date read, their review (think report), and a rating. They can show you were their interest is when the check off books they would like to read in the future. Many of the classics can be read online and the website keeps track of how much of it they have read. I’ve been tossing around how this can help my younger students as well. Go check it out. I think you’ll find it is a tool worth the time.