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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Trail-ers To You...Until...

Many thanks to Joyce Valenza for her post at School Library Journal on February 21, 2011 about Book Trailers For All.  As stated on the opening page this site was created as a way for people to share their self-created book trailers.  All trailers shared with BTFA are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported.  This means you are free to show, download, and share these trailers, as long as they are not modified, and attribution to the creator is given.

The main folders are Lower Grade, Middle Grade, Middle Grade Plus, Upper Grade and Official Trailers.  They indicate that if a school blocks where these are housed, http://4shared.com/
they can also be viewed at either YouTube or TeacherTube.  They announce new trailers via Twitter and Facebook. 

They strongly suggest that the most useful folder is the one containing the Document page.  It contains a spreadsheet of valuable information about each book that has a trailer, how to make a trailer, how to share your trailers and how to sign up for TeacherTube.  Other folders are Misc. Videos, Image Resources, Music Resources, More Book Trailer Sites, BTFA History, BTFA on YouTube, BTFA on Facebook,  and a Search option.

QR codes for all book trailers that can be viewed on YouTube have been created.  These can be printed on labels that can be placed on books and viewed by students with a QR code reader on their smart
phone. Spine labels for books that have trailers and a blank template for QR code labels are also available.

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