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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Twitterville Talk #69

There's always something new and unusual posted to Twitter.  The best resources from those active in their particular avenue of interest will appear in your feed.  The professional chats are simply amazing.  The personal exchanges are full of life, giving support and adding humor to your day.  Have a good weekend everyone.  The rainy, windy and wild October "monsoons" have moved into northern Michigan, color peaking nearly two weeks early.  It's time to start a new book or read an old favorite.  Enjoy.

From September 30 through October 6, 2012 people have been observing the American Library Association Banned Books Week.  To commemorate this 30th anniversary celebration go to Virtual Read-Out Celebrity Videos.  The Bill Moyers video is outstanding.

This next link is just like the title says.  I could watch this again and again, Meet the hexaflexagon.  It's about to blow your mind.

This is an interesting, interactive infographic about Banned Books.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, relocated in Hong Kong for the next two years and blogger at The Styling Librarian for these tweets.

There is something very special going on in schools all over the United States, the #WONDERschools.
This week a teacher librarian, Sherry, who blogs at Library Fanatic, tweeted about a post showing all her school has done using the R. J. Palacio book, Wonder.  The link to that post is here.

Thanks to Sherry.

My favorite revision tool:  Storyboarding was posted by Jo Knowles, author of See You at Harry's, earlier this week.  This technique has so many possibilities for use in the classroom.

Thanks to Jo Knowles for this post and tweet.

Taste Is Your Teacher is another comic by graphic artist/illustrator/author, Stephen McCranie.  McCranie is the author/illustrator of the Mal & Chad series.  He has of late been Skyping with classrooms all around the United States drawing with his viewers, free of charge.

Thanks for your books, the free Skype visits, your reflection comics and for this tweet, Mr. McCranie.

There are many fans who will be happy with this news, 'Little House On The Prairie' Movie In Talks.

Thanks to HuffPostBooks for this tweet.

Creativity abounds;  Nerdy Illustrations Show the Force Is Strong With Dr. Seuss.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.

I recently posted a review for the first book in the Infinity Ring series, A Mutiny In Time, by James Dashner.  This new series is a blending of science and history.  Scholastic announced this week a site, Infinity Ring Educator Network, which offers supportive materials.

Thanks to Scholastic for this tweet.

Here is another innovative use of technology employing Thinglink, making images interactive.  I posted about this free web 2.0 app here.  This Thinglink is in honor of Banned Books Week, I Read Banned Books.

Thanks to David Etkin, teacher and blogger at Eat the Book for this tweet.

This was one of the best videos I watched all week, 'Harry Potter' editors make dream come true.

Sending bushels of thanks to author of Devine Intervention Martha Brockenbrough for this tweet.

I will always love print books, they were my first connection to reading.  And some books are better in print than others---10 Books to Restore Your Faith in Print  These are beautiful.  I even own one of them.

I can not even begin to imagine the time involved in creating these prints.  Go to Books on Film:  Date Due Stamp Masterpiece

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for these tweets.

This is an interesting bit of trivia, The 10 Most Mentioned Songs In Books.

Thanks to author, Greg Pincus, for this tweet.

One of the highlights each month is the Twitter #SharpSchu chat.  This week five picture books were selected for discussion.  Here is the archive, The Sharp-Schu Book Club Met Last Night

So many people are thankful for these two educators, giving of their time to promote the love of reading.
Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2011, and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. and Colby Sharp, fourth grade teacher, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club blog and blogger at sharpread.

These are some of my favorite quotes and tweets of the week.  The last one is important to me.  Any day you get to meet an author or illustrator is a special day.

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