Let's begin the post this week with a poster illustrating three very important components, A Must Have Poster On Digital Literacy.
Then for a little laughter this video of two guys chatting, ...said no teacher ever.
Said No Teacher Ever from First Baptist Church Loganville on Vimeo.
Thanks to Katherine Sokolowski, teacher and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect for this tweet.
With International Dot Day coming up make sure you take the time to visit Celebri-Dots to see the new dots posted this week by Steve Shaskan, Susan Verde, Sharon Creech, Kelly Light, and Lynn Plourde.
Thanks to Terry Shay, teacher, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador, and blogger at TJ On a Journey for these tweets.
More laughter for those of us who can't get enough books or time for reading, 17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand
Here's the first full trailer for the film version of The Book Thief.
Thanks to Book Riot for these tweets.
Attention teacher librarians! If you are looking for a solution to the problem of keeping track of book requests, this post is for you, D. I. LI(BRARY): Build Your Own Magical Book Request Machine
Look at this Neil Gaiman fans, A Look At Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book With P Craig Russell And Friends
To the first person who can tell me one of the other artists working on the graphic novel for The Graveyard Book, I will send a copy of Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!: Poems For Two Voices by Carole Gerber with illustrations by Eugene Yelchin. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.(This has been won.)
Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Medal Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for this post and these tweets.
Are there new book trailers this week? Of course there are!
First head over to Mr. Schu's blog to listen to Herve Tullet read Help! We Need A Title! Then come back here to watch all of these below.
Guess what? Flocabulary Launches "We Heart Librarians" Contest
Clear your calendars for the 2014 ALA Youth Media Awards!
Here's another neat video to go with the new Magic Tree House book, Hurry Up, Houdini!
Only from the parents of Matilda...The "Matilda" Guide to Back-To-School: Tips from the Wormwoods
Many thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, co-host of the #SharpSchu Book Club, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for all these tweets.
Last week the #virtualbookclub met and discussed The Wig In The Window by Kristen Kittscher. The archives of that chat are linked here.
Thanks to Niki Ohs Barnes, teacher and blogger at Daydream Reader for this tweet.
This is your big chance to ask multiple award winning author, Christopher Paul Curtis, a question for an upcoming Nerdy Book Club post. Follow this link to complete the form.
Thanks to educator, co-host of the monthly #titletalk, co-host of the monthly #SharpSchu Book Club, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread, Colby Sharp for these tweets.
During a session of opening day PD this video was used in Donalyn Miller's district to encourage educators and their students to take risks. Xena thinks this is pretty good advice.
One of the speakers during this session was Jamie Vollmer. This is a very interesting poster he has designed on all the responsibilities added to educators since the 1900s.
To the first person who can tell me the number of responsibilities which were added in the 1980s I will send a copy of Aaron Becker's Journey. Please send me your answer via DM on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This has been won.)
Set your alarms for 8PM EST Sunday for this month's #titletalk on Twitter. It's a Back-To-School Potluck. Bring one question and a book to share.
Many thanks to educator, co-host of the monthly #titletalk and author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits, Donalyn Miller.
This week an exciting new facet to Google Maps was highlighted, Visit Zoos and Animal Parks Through Google Street View. It includes ideas for using this in the classroom.
Also check out this comprehensive, A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School-81 Page Free PDF
Many thanks to educator, presenter and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne for these tweets and posts.
Over the years throughout the world children's literature has been the focus of postage stamps. Mail Call: Kid Lit Stamps From Around the World
Thanks to Macmillan Kids for this tweet.
We can never remind or talk to our sons and daughters and students enough about digital citizenship. These Digital Citizenship Flashcards would be great to begin a dialogue.
Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEnding Search, Joyce Valenza for this tweet.
Please take the time to read this thoughtful post at the Nerdy Book Club, Reluctant or Resisting? It's a wonderful commentary on readers in our classrooms by Ryan M. Hanna.
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.
Be sure you visit this International Dot Day Connections 2013 for opportunities to connect with others.
Thanks to Matthew C. Winner, elementary library media specialist, co-founder of #levelupbc, Library Journal 2013 Tech Leader Mover & Shaker and blogger at The Busy Librarian for this tweet.
Please enjoy my collection of quotes, favorite comments and tweets from this past week.
Failure is not the opposite of success. It's just the only way to get there.
— Shelley Moore Thomas (@story_queen) August 17, 2013
A TRUE dog lover shares pretzels pic.twitter.com/U7Vx3wSrk0
— Barbara O'Connor (@barbaraoconnor) August 17, 2013
My dog picks up our dry cleaning.
— Samantha Berger (@BergerBooks) August 18, 2013
Does cleaning off your desktop in your computer monitor count as house cleaning?
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) August 18, 2013
Scorpio Races: I'm crying because it is beautiful. I am crying because it is over. #nerdybookclub #bookaday
— Alaina Sharp (@sharpsgalore) August 18, 2013
For teachers and librarians heading back to school this week, have a great year ahead! As a mom first, and author 2nd, I appreciate you all!
— Jennifer Nielsen (@nielsenwriter) August 19, 2013
I've been sturring my coffee with my palate nife for years- whats the big deel, I pheel ffine!
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) August 19, 2013
Opened my front door to find two pigeons there, looking at me. Told them I couldn't talk now but if they had some literature I'd look at it.
— Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex) August 19, 2013
Excuse me, deadline, I'm going to go play catch with my son.
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) August 19, 2013
Mose says: "Some people have nice houses. Our house is RELAXED instead."
— LaurelSnyder (@LaurelSnyder) August 21, 2013
Want to know one of the best things about being an author-illustrator? THIS: https://t.co/WZOOsqjWB3
— Deborah Freedman (@DeborahFreedman) August 21, 2013
School supply shopping a few days before school starts is like going to a grocery store one hour before the storm hits.
— Anne Ursu (@anneursu) August 21, 2013
This made me chuckle. https://t.co/XXAB1rprBg
— Alaina Sharp (@sharpsgalore) August 21, 2013
A second grader kept trying to interrupt me when I was talking. He really, really wanted me to know how much he missed me. ;)
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) August 21, 2013
"We have to read a ton to be able to recommend books to kids." -Penny Kittle
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) August 22, 2013
There's something I love about watching a dog enjoying a cool breeze http://t.co/2X1Ak7ROL5
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) August 22, 2013
"It has always been the moral thing to do--to educate a child. We have the responsibility to unfold every child's full potential." @jamievol
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) August 22, 2013
Quotation of the day: Can I give you a hug and a bracelet?" -1st Grader pic.twitter.com/jUXDgsfYcu
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) August 22, 2013
Thinking about leveling your books? Hold a book so it's balanced in your hands. Make sure that you can see the words clearly. There. Done.
— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) August 22, 2013
It's kind of embarrassing to answer the door at 10AM and you're still in your pj's. But hey, I'm a writer. This is practically my uniform.
— Liesl Shurtliff (@LieslShurtliff) August 23, 2013
What I do for a living: teach art and literature. I just happen to do it by drawing comics.
— Kazu Kibuishi (@boltcity) August 23, 2013
As students in #Room407 finish their quizzes in Blue 4, I walk about the room placing picture books on the desks to read as others finish.
— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) August 23, 2013
I've been carrying my class list around with me in my pocket. I like having my students with me. Can't wait to meet them.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) August 23, 2013
Oh my God. I love teachers.
— Lynda Mullaly Hunt (@LynMullalyHunt) August 24, 2013