It began with Shannon Miller, teacher-librarian and tech integrationist, citing a board on Pinterest called Slides. It's a collection of pictures and quotes relative to education.
Thanks to Shannon Miller at Van Meter Library Voice.
One of the highlights of the week demonstrating the value of using Twitter was an evening discussion of the book, Wonder by R. J. Palacio. I was so profoundly moved by this book, I ended up giving every member of my staff a copy to commemorate March Is Reading month this year. Several did it as a class read aloud. Students have made it a point to tell me it is the best book they've ever read or thanking me for giving it to their teacher. Moderators of this discussion on Twitter were Colby Sharp, a fourth grade teacher in Michigan, found at sharpread and
John Schumacher, K-5 librarian and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read.
They may be older but they are irresistible, Adorable Vintage Photos of Kids Reading.
Thanks to The Children's Book Council for this tweet.
We can always be better at our own writing and in doing so, make us better at teaching our students. This offers some help, Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [Infographic].
I've been saying, living, doing this for 34 years, speaking at school board and staff meetings, presenting at professional conferences, providing research and statistics to one and all. Now hear it from a teacher, Why You Need Your School Librarian.
The volume of information available on professional and personal topics continues to grow as we connect globally. There are some very good tools listed here to assist and sort, The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media.
NeverEndingSearch for these tweets.
I know my students, and probably, some of my staff get tired of hearing me say to cite, cite, cite but here is why, Zeeland Schools Superintendent Dave Barry resigns just weeks after plagiarism incident.
Wondering what to do with all those weeded books? Wonder know more. Check out this Book Sculpture: Literary Maze On Display at London 2012 Festival (PHOTOS). That's a bunch of books.
Thanks to Travis Jonker blogger at 100 Scope Notes , book reviewer at School Library Journal and librarian in Michigan for these tweets.
This is one very fine short essay on reading motivation, Reflections on Sparking the Love of Reading.
Heise Reads & Recommends for this tweet.
This information is from a retweet whose source I was unable to trace but this resource is huge. Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.
Interested in making book trailers? Author Barbara O'Connor has some ideas to share, Book Trailers for Dummies.
It boggles the mind how fast technology is changing daily but this is a good list, The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Should Have.
Thanks to teacher librarian Debbie Alvarez found at The Styling Librarian for these tweets.
For a wonderful, more lengthy look at the draw of fairy tales read, Once Upon A Time. It's truly hard to resist those four words.
Thanks to Monica Edinger, teacher, reader, writer, found at educating alice for this tweet.
At the Hail To The Books site of Macmillan Kids check out this comic depicting the timeless aspect of books.
This has to be one of the best fountains I have ever seen.
Thanks to Random House Kids for this tweet.
On Creativity, Nonfiction, and Making Dough by Deborah Kops. Much in this post could be applied in the classroom.
This is an innovative use of the past, The Book Truck: Mobile Library Hits Mexico City's Streets.
School Library Journal for this tweet.
Discover what books have been assigned to what states this year by The Library of Congress's Center for the Book during the National Book Festival--52 Great Reads.
Maria's Melange for this tweet.
We lost two very well known authors this week. The book/reading community has been hit hard in 2012. Here are some tweets on the loss of Donald J. Sobol and Else Minarik.
Donald J. Sobol, 1924-2012 pwne.ws/MtOhpG
— Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) July 16, 2012
How Donald J. Sobol came up with the Encyclopedia Brown series. Fascinating to hear him tell the story. bit.ly/O4itUy #kidlit
— TeachingBooks (@TeachingBooks) July 16, 2012
RT @PamelaPaulNYT: RIP, Donald J. Sobol, Creator of Encyclopedia Brown, Dies at 87 nyti.ms/O4Vzhu
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) July 17, 2012
Thank you, Donald Sobol, for one of the richest gifts of all — a love of reading. ow.ly/cidjJ #BookPeopleUnite
— ReadingIsFundamental (@RIFWEB) July 17, 2012
“Else Minarik pioneered a ground-breaking genre that is still thriving today"tmblr.co/Zkm-MvPXa3sS
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) July 17, 2012
RT @harpercollins: On Else Holmelund Minarik, author of the ‘Little Bear’ picture books ow.ly/clHIx @washingtonpost
— HarperChildrens (@HarperChildrens) July 19, 2012
Here are some of my favorite quotes of the week.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”― Ernest Hemingway
— Editor - Rivka K (@BBooksforKids) July 16, 2012
"Time for students to talk about their reading is perhaps one of the most underused, yet easy-to-implement elements of instruction."
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) July 17, 2012
“We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” B.F.Skinner #educoach
— Fran McVeigh (@franmcveigh) July 14, 2012
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. -Tom Clancy
— Lynn Hernas (@LHernas) July 19, 2012
"The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man." -T.S. Eliot
— Tanglewood Press (@TanglewoodPress) July 20, 2012