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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Twitterville Talk #118

This was the week of the Harvest moon.  Next week autumn begins.  The celebrating of International Dot Day was a huge success.  This weekend authors, illustrators and those who love literature are gathering for book festivals.  Enjoy the weekly gathering of information from Twitter.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Take time to read.  Look for the giveaways.

This promises to be a good exercise in visualizing a story.  I could not find a Terms of Service or Privacy Policy so I hope this is appropriate for students.  I would stick to using this with the 13+ age group but it's a great idea which could be used with younger students.  You could collect images online or from other more traditional sources.  Have students trade them and make stories.  The site is Five Card Flickr.  The post recommending the site is here.

Thanks to Kevin Hodgson, educator and blogger at Kevin's Meandering Mind for this tweet and his post.

For those of you on Twitter this is excellent news, providing even more information to be shared with staff and students, The Library of Congress Launches @TeachingLC, It's New Twitter Feed for K-12 Educators

Check out this infographic, 9 Starter Tips for Teachers Who Just Got iPads

Many thanks to Oakland Schools for these tweets.

If you are thinking ahead to a Mock Newbery unit for your students, look no further than the ideas purposed by Katherine Sokolowski on her blog, Newbery Books In The Classroom.

Thanks to Katherine, educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect for this post and this tweet.

Don't forget, mark your calendar, set your alarm.   Do what you need to do to remember the #SharpSchu Book Club next Wednesday.  Get all the facts here.

Have you seen this book trailer for Andy Griffiths new title, The 39-Storey Treehouse?  

It's the premiere of the book trailer for Lee Bacon's new book, The Nameless Hero.

Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator, co-host of the #SharpSchu Book Club, co-host of the monthly #titletalk, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club, and blogger at sharpread for these tweets.

For children's literature fans the award season is starting to heat up.  Publishers Weekly Shelf Talker has compiled a list, The Stars So Far (9.12.2013 Update), for the reviews received by titles of five, four, three, two and one stars.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the Kevin Henkes book with five stars, I will send a copy of Louise Yates new book, Dog Loves Counting.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.(This title has been won.)

Get out pencil, paper and your credit card.  Booklist Fall Youth Preview 2013

This is a really clever idea which could be enhanced in your classrooms.  When I Grow Up: Careers for Children's Book Characters

Remember to highlight and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

An indie bookstore, Anderson's Bookshops, reveals their award picks, Mock Siebert Candidates 2014

On your mark, get set, READ FOR THE RECORD!

What a great week for book trailers!  Enjoy the creativity!  Share the joy next week!

Two very important links regarding Banned Books Week are here and here.

Many thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, co-host of the #SharpSchu Book Club, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Award Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.

For educators what we do on a daily, monthly and yearly basis is summed up very well in this post, 20 Years, 20 Things  Clearly storytelling, books and reading figure highly in importance.

Thanks to Carrie Gelson, educator and blogger at There's A Book For That for this tweet and post.

Here's yet another great post on What is a Mystery Skype?  It is very comprehensive.

More and more educators are having their students work on some type of classroom blogging.  This article should be helpful, Three Tips for Structuring Classroom Blogging Projects.

Thanks to Jennifer LaGarde, teacher librarian, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian Winner, co-founder of #levelupbc and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl for these tweets.

This is a very interesting premise when you are trying to decide what to read next, Genre Map

Thanks go to teacher librarian and blogger at Try Curiosity!, Sarah Ducharme for this tweet.

Huge news in the children's literature book realm, Exclusive: The National Book Awards Longlist for Young People's Literature, was announced on Monday.

Thanks to the National Book Foundation for this tweet.

For educators doing a Mock Caldecott unit this post might be very helpful, Picture Book Layout.

Thank you goes to author illustrator Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) for this post and tweet.

There's nothing more fun than giving out books for the trick or treaters at Halloween.  Have you participated in All Hallows Read?  Here is a link for this year's posters.  Neil Gaiman explains the tradition in the video below.

 Thanks for these tweets go to author  Neil Gaiman (Chu's Day).

This spread over Twitter like wildfire, Best-Selling Author James Patterson Reveals That He Will Donate $1 Million To Independent Bookstores

Here's more about James Patterson on His Plan to Give Indies $1 Million

Thanks to Shelf Awareness for this tweet.

You never forget the first time you read Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone.  This is a must see for fans, What It's Like Being A Part Of The "Harry Potter" Generation: An Illustrated Take

Thanks to author Jo Knowles (See You At Harry's) for this tweet.

Thanks to author of poetry, novels and screenplays, and blogger at GottaBookGreg Pincus for tweeting about the trailer for his new book, The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

Many thanks to Kelly Tenkely educator, founder of Anastasis Academy, Learning Genome Founder and blogger at iLearn Technology for tweeting and sharing, Free Twitter Posters For Your Classroom.  

Notable posts this week at Free Technology for Teachers, are Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials, and Three Good Ways to Use Socrative In Your Classroom.

Thanks to educator, speaker and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers Richard Byrne for these tweets.

With tropical storms whipping into hurricanes and making the news more often this time of year, this is a useful resource, Hurricanes

Thanks to Science NetLinks for this tweet. Read my review of this 2013 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.

For a unit on travel, specifically by train, try All Aboard!|Great Books about Trains
To the first person who can tell me the illustrator of How To Train A Train, I will send a copy of Sharon Creech's new book, The Boy on the Porch.  Please DM me your answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This title has been won.)

Thank to School Library Journal for this tweet and post.

I had almost forgotten about this hilarious video.

Thanks to Meg Allison, teacher librarian, tech integrationist, 2013 Global Teacher Fellow and blogger at The Mad River Librarian for this tweet.

Here is a collection of quotes and notable tweets from the week.  I suspect Xena has been on my computer once again.  (Next thing you know, she'll be wanting her own blog.) There are several tweets from author/illustrator Loreen Long whose book, Otis, was chosen as the title for the Read For The Record campaign this year.

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