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I am so excited to finally share this project!

Last year, I blogged about the old University of Texas Order in the Library game and like many of you, I was super sad to see it taken down.  I've tried using the Wayback Machine Internet Archive but the game is finicky and unreliable since it's not a real website anymore.  

This is where Mr. Lodge comes in.

Mr. Lodge has been making a career change to web development. He was looking for ways to build his skill set and I couldn't help pointing out he might as well help me out by building something fun and interactive for the library.  He's been working hard to develop Shelve-it, a game for students to practice putting books in order:

I've been using Shelve-it as a center activity (grab a free center sign here) and plan to use it to help introduce call numbers to my second grade friends towards the end of the year.  So far, my 3rd and 4th graders have been having fun using it and think Mr. Lodge is pretty cool for making them a library game :)

Down the road...
Mr. Lodge is also working to make Shelve-it available as an app.  I have it on my iPads and the kids love it!  We've heard the process to submit an app for the App Store is pretty rigorous but we're hoping it will go through.  And as my kiddos are mastering fiction call numbers, a Dewey version is in the works.

Hope you enjoy Shelve-it!