Tony Keefer (@tonykeefer) and Scott Jones (@escott818) are teachers in Central Ohio. In 2015, we decided to take our classroom versions of March Book Madness to the rest of the world. Now students, classrooms and libraries from as close as down the hall to as far away as Kuala Lumpur participate in March Book Madness. Check out the "Participants" link above.
March Book Madness is an online bracket-style tournament that matches books in one-on-one "games." The games will be decided by a simple vote on a Google Form (the forms do not collect any personal data). You can have students vote individually or you can have a class vote. After each round of voting the bracket will be updated and the next round of voting will begin.
Typically books for each bracket are announced in late September or early October. This will give you time to think about how you might use the March Book Madness books in your classrooms. Sometime in February we will announce the bracket match-ups. Sometime in March we will start the actual voting. Champions in each bracket will decided on a date that is close to the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship game. Once the brackets are announced on the individual pages above more specific dates for the rounds of the tournament will be listed.
All of the voting and brackets will be located here on this website. However we are encouraging chatter between participating classrooms on Twitter. We will also be using twitter to make announcements about when the voting for each round is open and potential other news as well.