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St. Croix Central sixth grade literacy teacher Karen Loenser used technology to help engage her students in their third-quarter book report assignments. Instead of traditional book reports, the students created video "Digital Book Talks," which have now been posted on the school district's YouTube channel.

St. Croix Central book reports go digital

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Third-quarter book reports for some St. Croix Central Middle School students were a bit unusual. Students in Karen Loenser's sixth grade literacy class created "Digital Book Talks," instead of traditional written book reports.


"One thing that was really, really neat was the time the kids were engaged," Loenser said. "They were on task 100 percent of the time. It's pretty amazing."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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