We all want to find creative ways to bring eBooks to our readers even more through engaging activities, resources and ideas for the library, classroom and even at home.
Well our friends at Capstone have brought us something that is perfect and just what we need.
They have created three easy eBook discoverability tools called See. Scan. Read.
You can read more about it from Capstone Interactive on the Capstone website here.
And I want to show you how I used See. Scan. Read. today too.
First, let's talk about SEE.
Within See, you can generate a poster with custom headlines and space for student reviews to promote your Capstone Interactive eBook collection.
You can search for the eBook that you want to make into a book poster.
10 Little Kittens from Cantata Learning.
To the right of the title, there is a little green circle with a + in it. You want to click on that and it will bring up a Create Poster button.
It will download as a PDF.
As you can see on the 10 Little Kittens Book Poster, there is a bar code to scan that will take them to the eBook and space for your students to write reviews or for you to write a message to your readers.
There is also a QR code at the bottom which will take you to the Capstone Interactive App.
The book posters would also be a wonderful way to engage your readers by adding questions for them to think about before they even read the eBook.
I did this with one of my favorite fairy tale books from Capstone Honestly Red Riding Hood Was Rotten. As I created my poster, I asked...
Why Is Red Riding Hood Rotten? Read To Find Out! What a perfect poster to hang up in the library or in a classroom that is learning about fractured fairy tales.
And perfect for a 1:1 classroom with iPads or BYOD environment too!
There are two ways to scan and read the eBooks.
By scanning the barcode on the poster or the barcode on the back of a print book (no special stickers required) with the free Capstone Interactive App.
I opened up the Capstone Interactive App....
And that leads us to the third thing... READ.
What a terrific way to get your readers excited about new and favorite eBooks in the library.
And of course one more way to create an amazing reading community for all of your readers and community.