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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Twitterville Talk #122

After being on Twitter for several years, I've come to the conclusion it never sleeps.  It keeps sending out information, anecdotes, bits and pieces of whatever happens to be of importance to those posting tweets.  What you take away from Twitter, is based solely upon who you follow and who follows you.  It is a pleasure to be a part of the children's literature and educational community.  Have a restful weekend and take time for reading.  Look for the giveaways.

October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month.  To address this, view the available items listed here, SLJ's Bullying Prevention Roundup|Resources

Newsela: making news accessible for more learners is a tool reviewed and recommended by Joyce Valenza at NeverEnding Search.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

I really like the tools recommended here, 6 Simple Ways To Record & Publish Video In The Classroom.

This is an older post but has many relevant ideas, 27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

Thanks for these tweets goes 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.  

This breaks my heart for all the children whose lives it touches. The view from my circ desk vs. stories of heartbreaking inequity

The title of this alone is enough to ____________(supply your own statement).  The End Of The Library

Thanks to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEnding Search, for these tweets.

In an effort to close the gap, Sesame Workshop Launches Early Literacy Initiative.

Last month during the #SharpSchu Book Club a password was given to attendees for the viewing of a video about Aaron Becker's creation of Journey.  It is now available for all to view.

The date and titles have been chosen for the October #SharpScu Book Club.  Are you reading and ready?

Here are the book trailers for this week.  Sit back and enjoy.

Our book stacks get taller and our reading lists longer thanks to lists like this, Simon & Schuster Spring Kids 2014|Preview Peek

The people at Scholastic are helping you get ready for Halloween---Get Goosebumps With R. L. Stine Webcast and Discussion Guide and Halloween: Trick or Treat for Facts and Fun.

There are lots of new entries on Mr. Schu's Book Release Calendar.

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

In case you've been wondering---In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

Thanks to school librarian and blogger at Welcome to my Tweendom, Stacy Dillon, for this tweet.

Mark your calendars and read all about the National Day of Writing.

I hope you have the time to read this post about The Power of Books to Bond a Family.

Thanks for these tweets and post goes to Katherine Sokolowski, teacher and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect.

One of the high points of my attendance at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition this past June was meeting Cece Bell and her husband Tom Angleberger.  I am proud to own an autographed copy of their collaborative work, Crankee Doodle.  This interview of the character, Pony, will make your day.

This is huge news for fans of the Origami Yoda series.  And the new cover star is...

Thanks to author Tom Angleberger for this tweet.

Here is one way to measure your involvement in online professional communities, A Cool Visual Featuring The 7 Stages of Connectedness For Teachers.

This appears to be an extensive and thorough resource---Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice.

Thanks to Oakland Schools in Michigan for these tweets.

Never underestimate the power of people who want and need libraries.  Finding Libraries in Unexpected Places

Thanks to Book Riot for this tweet and post.

To continue their campaign of Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life., Henry Cole is featured this week.

Thanks to Scholastic Teachers for this tweet and post.

I first read it here, Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love.  It has been tweeted over and over and over again.  It's that important.

The authors on the shortlist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature were named this week.  They are:  Meg Rosoff, Tom McNeal, Kathi Appelt, Cynthia Kadohata, and Gene Luen Yang.

Halloween is getting closer.  Get ready for it by printing and posting, Sabrina Zbasnik's All Hallows Read Posters.
To the first person who can tell me the character on the top poster, I will send a copy of Peter McCarty's new title, Fall Ball. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

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

I am thankful this was tweeted out, Meghan McCarthy: An Author to Study

Thanks to author Barbara O'Connor (How to Steal a Dog) for this tweet.

After watching this trailer, I'm sure there will be a demand for the book.

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 this tweet.

This is an interesting look This Map Shows The Most Famous Books Set In Every State.  What books would you or your students choose?
To the first person who can tell me the title for the state of Michigan, I will send a copy of Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park with illustrations by Matt Phelan.  Please send me a DM on Twitter or leave the answer in the comments below.

Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!  

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Medal Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes, for these tweets.

Enjoy the pins courtesy of Edutopia titled English Language Arts, It's Halloween and Build your PLN: Connect 

Thanks to Edutopia for this tweet.

If you are a fan of Google Earth, check out Seven Science Lessons that Utilize Google Earth.

Thanks to educator, speaker and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne for this tweet and post.

This past summer I wrote a post about the curation tool, Themeefy  This week they offer this to those using their tool, Themeefy Classrooms. It's a simple, useful tutorial.

Thanks for this tweet goes to the folks at Themeefy.

This is an outstanding idea for any educator, Review Club by Donalyn Miller.  

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.

More exciting news for fans of the Wondla series, 'The Battle for Wondla' : cover art finally revealed--EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Thanks for this tweet goes to author illustrator of this series, Tony DiTerlizzi.  

Everyone might like some Halloween Science.

Thanks to Science NetLinks for this tweet.

She's posted another Marty McGuire Video Q and A: Week 2 to help us get ready for the Global Read Aloud. 

Thanks to author Kate Messner for this post and tweet.

This is a collection of my favorite tweets and quotes from the week. (Hmmm....I think the Warrior Princess, Xena, my furry friend might have been on the computer yet again.)

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