The wait is over! With over 30,000 votes cast in round one, excitement has been building for this year’s final four #30secondbooktalk video entries. This is an epic book talking clash of the titans, and no surprise...our four finalists did not disappoint!
Brad and I will let the final four entries speak for themselves, but here’s how YOU and your students can decide who will be named this year’s “World Champion.” The title includes bragging rights, the Vince Lombooki digital badge, and $500 in books for the winner’s classroom or school library.
Step 1: Watch all four booktalks in the video podcast above.
Step 2: Use this link to vote for your favorite booktalk.
Step 3: Cheer on your favorites AND share your own video booktalks using the #30SecondBooktalk hashtag!
Don’t delay. Polls are open through Friday, May 4th. In addition to voting, don’t forget to interact with the finalists on your favorite social media platform using #30SecondBooktalk. (This is how many schools share their students’ incredible work as well.)
In case you’re interested, here are some resources to help you recreate the #30SecondBooktalkchampionship with your learners. We love seeing what students create and added a fun surprise to the end of this year’s championship podcast (more on that in a second).
Lights! Camera! Action!: An infographic with tips for making awesome video booktalks.
Crowdsourced Tips for bringing the passion to all your book talks!
Finally, we want to send a huge shout-out to the amazing students at Springfield High School. Seniors in Mrs. Muller’s class blew us away with their own #30SecondBooktalk videos. We were so impressed, we included a few at the end of this year’s final podcast! Thank you so much for sharing your passion for reading with us and Go Blue Devils! Voting in this year’s #30secondbooktalk final four bracket ends Friday, May 4th! Good luck everyone and happy reading!