Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fourth Graders Are Blazing the Way with Destiny Quest

My district upgraded to the newest version of Destiny Library Software on May 11.  On May 12, I discovered the ability to submit friend requests in Destiny Quest and showed it to a motivated fourth grader.  Since then the use of Destiny Quest has taken off, with students teaching their peers how to create Destiny accounts, how to request friends and how to recommend and request books on the database.  This simple demonstration to a fourth grader has done more to promote database use than anything else I have done in the past four years.

I see this being useful as a virtual book club where children can read and discuss books.  Teachers can and should participate in this forum and can recommend their favorites to their students. 

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