Reading Log Mockups

posted Aug 22, 2014, 4:42 PM by   [ updated Aug 23, 2014, 4:53 PM ]

Small groups creating mockups of our new reading log.

A student plans and creates a mockup of our new reading log.

We have been working in groups to continue designing the new reading log.  Our brainstorm was compiled and formed into a survey given to all 7th and 8th graders.  The results of the survey helped us to know what was important to those who students who will be using this log to record their reading over the next year.  We found out that:
--The top reason that 7th & 8th graders want to keep track of their reading is to recommend books to other people.
--55% of students prefer to use an electronic reading log.
--The top problem with our current log is that there is not enough space to write responses to the book.

Armed with this information, small groups of students sat together to plan what problems they planned to solve with the new log, how they would solve those problems, and what elements they planned to include on the new log.  Then they began the design process of laying those elements out on a page.   Next week we will finish off our designs, talk about what elements and design work best, and then create a final version that will be distributed to all students.