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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Twitterville Talk #66

Lots of wind, little rain, leaves scattering across the lawns, roads and fields, clearly announce autumn is around the corner.  Twitter is buzzing with talk between authors and illustrators, educators and people from every corner of the world who love reading, books, libraries and the phenomenal uses of technology for personal and professional needs.  Enjoy everyone.  Happy weekend.  Happy reading.

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media is a must read for educators, parents and of course, students.

Thanks to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEndingSearch.

We all must be vigilant in informing our students about crediting sources.  Here is A Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism a la Harry Potter.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian.

Notable YouTube videos came over the wire from the master at Watch. Connect. Read., teacher librarian, John Schumacher.  Thanks for these.

Mr. Schu and Mr. Colby Sharp will also be hosting another book club on October 3, 2012.  Follow this link for further details.

For all those teacher librarians here is a shout out from a classroom teacher--Teacher/Librarian Collaboration--From a Teacher's Perspective.

Thanks for this tweet goes to Jennifer LaGarde school librarian and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl.

Students cannot get enough of the Origami Yoda books.  They literally fly off the shelves.  Check this out--A Literacy Tree Teaching Sequence for 'Origami Yoda' by Tom Angleberger.

Thanks to the author himself for this tweet.

To celebrate the release, book birthday, of his newest title, Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril, Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates this fun match up of author/illustrators to their school pictures.

Krosoczka is also hosting a free comics workshop online on September 18th.

Well-written first lines can hook you and never let you go until the final sentence is read.  What do you think about these? 100 Best Opening Lines From Children's Books

Thanks to Julie Faltko, kidlit fan and blogger at World of Julie.

You can never have enough support for the use of and enjoyment of storytelling.  Here are some new Good Storytelling Resources.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

How much do you really know about the Harry Potter books, Narnia, The Lightning Thief or for that matter, The Lord of the Rings?  This is a great way to see what you do know. Quiz Yourself On A Monday Morning

The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me.  Massive River of 10,000 Discarded Books Rages Through Melbourne

Thanks to Jennifer Nielsen, author of The False Prince, for these tweets.

Author, illustrator and creator of the Mal and Chad book, Stephen McCranie, draws a comic about his thoughts on art, You Are Not Your Art.

The Call Me Maybe parodies are everywhere.  Here are a couple slanted toward the books, reading and library world.  The first is thanks to a tweet from Sarah Ducharme, elementary school librarian in Budapest and blogger at Try Curiosity.  Here is that link.
The second was linked in a tweet from Mary Ann Scheuer, elementary school librarian in California and blogger at Great Kid Books.

As the final months of 2012 approach, talk of books in the running for awards gets pumped up.  Here is a list of book titles receiving starred reviews from professional reviewers.  The Stars So Far, 2012

Thanks to Jess Ferro, blogger Alice in Baker Street for this tweet.

I can hardly wait for the Calling Caldecott discussions to begin again.  This is the list--Here We Go Again!

Thanks to The Horn Book for hosting this event and for the tweet.

This looks to be a fantastic resource---Race to the Ballot: The Our White House Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids!

Thanks to Reading Rockets for this link.

That someone would take the time to create this is absolutely amazing; The World's Largest QR Code, You'll Need A Helicopter To Scan It.

Many thanks to Fun London, writer for posting this tweet.

Here is an interesting, illustrated look at Where Letters Come From.

Thanks for this tweet, Page-Turner, literary blog of The New Yorker.

Here are a few of my favorite thoughts or quotes on Twitter this week.

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