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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Reviews and Reviewing


Reading Matters: book lists (UK)
Recommended reading for young people with a UK focus.  Reviews, lists, profiles.

Writing with writers
Use these steps to work through the process of writing your own book review.

Book reviews, annotation & web technology - lesson plan
Includes writing a group book review, note taking throughout the reading and discussion process, writing short research papers as annotations for reviews, and posting them to the Web demonstrating the synchronicity of hypertext. Incorporates use of Storymaker tool.

Read, write, think: Story Mapping Tool
Online graphic organiser tool for story analysis. Great support to writing a review. Need to print immediately as it doesn't save online.

Wired for Words: Online Book Club (Can)
Features book reviews within age groups, current and archived lists. Students are encouraged to submit their own review or use the available reviews to assist in selection of a novel.

YARR-A: Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia
Devoted to teenage / young adult books, this site also features reviews written by students and teachers of novels by Australian and overseas authors.  It builds upon two previous incarnations, REACT Magazine (1997- 2001) and the YARA Older Readers website (2002-2010).