Beatle Meets Destiny

Imagine your name is John Lennon, only everyone calls you Beatle.
And then you meet your dream girl and her name is Destiny McCartney.
But what if you’re already with the perfect girl?
A novel about change, chance and everybody doing the wrong thing.

-summary from goodreads

When we think of pathfinders, we usually associate them with class projects.  But, if you’re anything like me, you know some of the most exciting research takes place outside the classroom, when you find a topic that really, really interests you: a new hobby, a bit of history… a favorite band.

So why not create pathfinders for popular topics that kids might want to pursue on their own?  Or, better yet, have the student “expert” create the pathfinder for you?  A lot of kids will jump at the chance to create a resource list on their favorite topics.

Think outside the box when creating a pathfinder.  Traditionally, pathfinders were handouts given to students when they came to the library.  Then we started posted them on websites.  But how to organize them?

One great alternative is using a social bookmarking site like delicioius.   It’s an easy way to keep track of recommended links for student use, but you can also use tags to create pathfinders within delicious.

The Beatles

For popular topics like The Beatles, use delicious to bookmark informational sites, links to information about movies on the Beatles, links to video clips, audio clips… and don’t forget to link to books in your online catalog.

With some topics, you can even include fiction books on the topic!

Don’t miss out on other great pathfinder tools, like

Jog the Web

Diigo

And don’t miss Joyce Valenza’s Neverending Search for the perfect pathfinder platform!

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