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

Friday, July 1, 2011

Twenty-Four Hours in Twitterville #3

Lots of news and new ideas popping up via Twitter within the past several days. 

At the ALA annual convention in New Orleans the American Association of School Librarians listed their new top twenty-five web sites for teaching and learning. If you are looking to integrate technology into your classroom, there are excellent recommendations on this list.

At Huffpost Education there is an outstanding article by novelist, naturalist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, William Dietrich about the use of historical fiction to promote interest in and teach history.  It's about making history come alive through story.

By following a link I discovered what appears to be an excellent web site connecting boys and reading.  A group of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers have come together with the mission:  to transform boys into lifelong readers.  It includes an extensive reading list that will appeal not only to boys but girls as well.

Here is another outstanding video about the importance of following the rules of copyright.

There is a new blog at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Making Art With Children, from The Art Studio.  I would like to say that it's the next best thing to being there (it's enough for now) but what an experience it would be to go there in person no matter your age. 

Thanks to tweets by Larry Ferlazzo, the Association for Library Service to Children and the School Library Journal blog, Fuse #8.

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