John Schumacher blogs at Watch. Connect. Read. Be sure to go to his website today. He talks about his newest Newbery read but
#FF Anyone who has read #TheOneandOnlyIvan (I hope that is everyone I follow.)
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) August 24, 2012
It's always nice to be able to look over a list of outstanding books chosen by "people in the know" comparing it with what you've read or finding a title you know you should read. Here is the NCTW Orbis Pictus Award Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Past Winners 2000-2010.
Literacyhead for this tweet.
Although many of these examples are geared toward the business world, they could be applied to personal or educational ideas for the use of Pinterest. 28 Creative Pinboard Ideas From Real Brand on Pinterest
A Rep Reading.
This, 30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors, is an interesting compilation of author portraits with their thoughts on the writing process as an overlay.
Lyne Kelly Hoenig, author of Chained, for this tweet.
When I discovered the website, Wonderopolis, I was amazed at the resources available, the opportunities for reflection and discussion. Educator, Barbara Phillips, has listed some of the daily posts at her site listing them in categories, Wonders to Use Throughout the Year.
Barbara Phillips for this list and this tweet.
Musings from an author about goals, Some things I've learned about running and writing.
Prezi, a cloud-based presentation web 2.0 app, has added some features, 5 Big Prezi Updates You Should Know About.
The 20 most-watched TED Talks to date
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Mo Willems is not talking but we can look and figure out what's coming. The Kennedy Center doesn't want me to talk about his yet, so I won't.
Thanks to Mo Willems Pigeon for this pictorial tweet.
Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker posted an article, In Praise of Titans, citing the loss of many authors and illustrators this year.
Walden Pond Press for this tweet.
September 15, 2012 is International Dot Day. Read this blog post, Connect The Dots, for a unique approach to this celebration.
Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot, Ish and Sky Color for these tweets.
The Society of Illustrators has chosen the award winners for Original Art: The Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast for this tweet.
These are some of my favorite quotes of the week. The final quote Xena insisted I include. It's more of a statement accompanied by a picture. Maybe she's glad it's not her this time.
If I had a SUPER powerful laser, I'd carve "READ!" into the moon.That would be awesome.
— Ame Dyckman (@AmeDyckman) August 20, 2012
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.~ Mother Teresa
— Rock Christopher (@RockChristopher) August 19, 2012
@waterstones: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.” - Lloyd Alexander #wbookquotes
— Holly Black (@hollyblack) August 21, 2012
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
— Reading Kingdom(@readingkingdom) August 20, 2012
Tonight, I will meet my new students. Whether or not my room is ready, I know my heart is.
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) August 24, 2012
A great teacher believes in a student even before the student believes in themselves... as do great friends,... fb.me/1DCTA3zEq
— Peter H. Reynolds(@peterhreynolds) August 24, 2012
Henry got sprayed by his fourth skunk today. It was his first baby skunk. I got sprayed too. We will now take a bath. twitter.com/macbarnett/sta…
— Mac Barnett (@macbarnett) August 23, 2012