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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Twitterville Talk #120

Multiple conferences last weekend and some this week plus #titletalk on Sunday means there are quite a few favorite tweets at the bottom taken from my Twitter feed.  I know I've said it before but it bears repeating, Twitter is an amazing way to get professional development.  Resources for Read for the Record have been placed in Mr. Schu's Storify.  This post is going to be lengthier than most but there was only so much I could cut.  Enjoy what I've gathered.  Take time for reading.  Look for the giveaways.  Have a wonderful, restful weekend.

Have you heard about this?  WikiBrains for crowd-sourced brain storming and discovery.  It sure looks interesting.

You might want to jot down this date in multiple spots, ALA Youth Media Awards.

Here is the weekly collection of book trailers and authors and illustrators talking about or reading their books.  (Except, of course, for George.)

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Who wouldn't want these posters, Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life. in their classroom?  The corresponding videos are here too.

Even though Read for the Record has come and gone you really should view this video by Loren Long.

The love for Babymouse keeps on going---Video of the Week:  Meet Babymouse.

More fun for those getting ready to go trick or treating---17 Creative Kidlit-Inspired Halloween Costumes

This is a great list for educators and parents alike---A Is for "Alphabet, " B Is for "Books"...

Get ready to play some book related games.  No matter your age you will be hooked.

BIG NEWS:  Powering Global Education: First Book to Provide Books and Digital Content to 10 Million Children Worldwide by 2016

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

Teaching curation, the ability to select and gather what is appropriate for your needs, is a good skill.  Check out 3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content.

Thanks to Edutopia for this tweet.

Start sharpening your teleportation skills--- 30 Excellent Bookstore Windows From Around the World?

Try not to gasp and remember to breathe when you are looking at Libraries of the Rich and Famous.  

I need to find a money tree.  10 Awesome Secret Passage Bookshelves

Thanks to Book Riot for these tweets.

Here is a collection for anything and everything you ever wanted to know about Google+ For Educators.  

You might find this infographic helpful,  12 Roles for Google Drive In The Classroom.

Thanks to Jennifer LaGarde, 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.

For alternating delivery, engaging students and presenting learning visually, read this article, Using Vine/Instagram In The Classroom.  

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo, educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... for this tweet.

Now this might make for an interesting discussion with older students who are doing a Mock Caldecott election, It's always men's night at the Caldecott.
To the first person who can tell me the percentage of women who have won the Caldecott Medal in the past 75 years, I will send a copy of Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley Newton.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to The Horn Book for this post and this tweet.

Here's a visually pleasing infographic, Ask a Librarian: Find the Right Book for Your Child.

Oh my goodness---this book trailer for Count The Monkeys is hilarious.

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

From snail mail to email to texting, we still need to teach the proper way to communicate, E-mail: A Mini Unit of Study.  

Thanks to teacher and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect, Katherine Sokolowski for this tweet.

We can never, and I mean never, talk about this too much---Myths vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement.  

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

Truthfully I would like to see this happening in many more classrooms, Taking Caldecott to High School.

Thanks to the Association for Library Service to Children for this post and tweet.

This is a very important post and initiative, "It's Time For Our Voice To Be Heard...Let's Declare Our Rights To Libraries"

When research projects or information gathering are taking place this nifty online tool will come in handy, Research Ready, for evaluating websites.

Thanks to Shannon Miller, teacher librarian and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice for this post and these tweets.

This is a timely essay for National Bullying Prevention Month, Using Literature to Address Bullying & Foster Empathy in Young Readers.  

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.

Take time this weekend to listen to the two most recent podcasts, Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Aaron Becker and Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Zachariah OHora.

Thanks to elementary library media specialist, co-founder of #levelupbc, 2013 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Tech Leader and blogger at The Busy Librarian, Matthew C. Winner for these tweets and podcasts.

WAIT! STOP! Have you entered? Win a Free School or Library Visit with Jack Gantos

THIS IS A MUST READ!  James Patterson: Let's Save Reading---And School Libraries

There is something here for everyone, Makin' a List: of December Holiday Books|October 2013

This certainly made the headlines, NYPL Unveils 100 Top Children's Books of the Last 100 Years

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

The due date is getting closer---Win a Halloween Skype Author Visit! What Kind of Monster Would YOU Buy at THE MONSTORE?

Thanks to author Tara Lazar for this offer and this tweet.

Do you have a question you've been wanting to ask the beloved author illustrator Tomie dePaola?  Follow this link.

Thanks for this tweet and this opportunity go to Katie Davis, author illustrator and podcaster at Brain Burps.

If you like picture books and you are up for a challenge, give KidLit BookDare October a try.
To the first person who can tell me what kind of book you need to read on October 11th., I will send a copy of Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer with illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to author Adam Lehrhaupt (Warning: Do Not Open This Book) for this fun contest and this tweet.

Personally I feel libraries have already been shelters in one kind of storm or another in people's lives no matter their age but Next Time, Libraries Could Be Our Shelter From the Storm

Thanks to Donna Baumbach, former edtech/edmedia professor at UCF in Orlando, for this tweet.

Author Kate Messner as part of The Global Read Aloud is doing something special.  Check out this post, Marty McGuire And The Global Read Aloud! You won't want to miss this opportunity!

Thanks to Kate Messner for this tweet.

Please note that all these tweets are in chronological order.  Xena may have stuck in a few canine cuties without my knowledge.

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