The third digital literacies column was just published in the February 2009 issue of JAAL.

In this column, Cassandra Scharber proposes one way to bridge “old” and “new” literacy practices in the classroom: online book clubs. Online book clubs can capitalize on kids’ interest in new literacy practices while complementing and encouraging traditional reading practices.

  • What possibilities do online book clubs offer classrooms and libraries? 
  • What other bridges exist in classrooms today?
  • Share your experiences with online book clubs and author chats!