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.
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.)
. @pennykittle and I are hosting a #NCTEChat on October 20th at 8pm EST to Celebrate the National Day on Writing. Join us!
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) October 11, 2013
When you're six and you crack yourself up making CAPS FOR SALE puns, you might be a member of the @nerdybookclub.
— Anne Ursu (@anneursu) October 13, 2013
Floor in my daughter's room is like an I Spy of best books @camphalfblood @KirbyLarson @JoKnowles @lisa_mcmann #read pic.twitter.com/lr1bf4tsed
— Sherry Gick (@LibraryFanatic) October 13, 2013
Just met Alice Hoffman whose books I have read passionately for years. We are clearly sisters separated at birth. Loved her reading.
— jane Yolen (@JaneYolen) October 13, 2013
Friend's new tattoo. I'm kinda digging it. A lot. #TLChat #LibrariansRock pic.twitter.com/Ppu0RErs7o
— Sherry Gick (@LibraryFanatic) October 13, 2013
Don't count on your favorite author to be a great person or a personal friend. But sometimes they will surprise you and be both.
— jane Yolen (@JaneYolen) October 13, 2013
Just got recognized for 1st time by a random stranger on the street: "My grandson's a fan of your books." Felt a little odd, but pretty cool
— Christopher Healy (@ChristophrHealy) October 14, 2013
WOWZA! MT @sweeteatscakes: Our first smoking dragon cake. Based on the dragon from the book Dragons love Tacos. http://t.co/wXTxqVKqYa
— Adam Rubin (@Rubingo) October 14, 2013
Parents encourage their kids to go build forts to exercise creativity and then tell them to do something stable as adults, like accounting.
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) October 14, 2013
I love it when Sarah brings her book-loving friends to our house for the 1st time. "Can I borrow a book?" "Let me get a bag for you."
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) October 14, 2013
My dog http://t.co/w6Kk88unwU
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) October 15, 2013
My tribute to Ed Emberley is on my blog - take a look and learn to draw Kroc! http://t.co/p50KoTkcRw
— Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli) October 15, 2013
13-year-old's observation from yesterday: I miss summer. Summer has no Mondays.
— Martha Brockenbrough (@mbrockenbrough) October 15, 2013
NINJA RED has a cover! https://t.co/vxlMJhdRWp http://t.co/cNt0dS06H4
— Corey Rosen Schwartz (@CoreyPBNinja) October 15, 2013
Jacket art for my next book, ABSOLUTELY ALMOST, which comes out next June. Yay!!! pic.twitter.com/YfQkL7q7iC
— Lisa Graff (@lisagraff) October 15, 2013
And then someone joined me at the table... pic.twitter.com/pWJ5ViBBEY
— maureenjohnson (@maureenjohnson) October 15, 2013
Student: Mrs.Heise, I finished SCARLET! Me: I guess that means you want CRESS. Her: Yep. Me: *Takes bookmark out of pg 100 & hands it over*
— Jillian Heise (@heisereads) October 15, 2013
The #PiBoIdMo guest blogging line-up! pic.twitter.com/vaPXO0CF13
— 匕คrค lคzค尺 ツ (@taralazar) October 16, 2013
Quotation of the day: "Will you use your magic touch to fix my computer?" -2nd grader
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) October 16, 2013
Nothing beats reading a book to a class of kids. For a minute you spin a world together. The book is alive. Everyone believes.
— Julia Denos (@JuliaDraw) October 16, 2013
Report card week is cutting into my reading time. If I don't finish House of Hades soon, some students will disown their teacher.
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) October 17, 2013
But I don't WANT to go to my official dog bed. I want to sleep on the sofa. http://t.co/YCiYg2vzEI
— Kate Morgan Jackson (@FramedCooks) October 17, 2013
Actually, here it is. I added some books. New button! http://t.co/CosOlKuivf
— Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli) October 17, 2013
Join us Mon. 10/21 for #virtualbookclub! We will be chatting about Al Capone Does My Homework by @choldenko! A great book/series! @epan11
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) October 18, 2013
There's nothing like reading on a wistful autumn day. pic.twitter.com/kpTFtsqGoQ
— Sandra Boynton (@SandyBoynton) October 18, 2013
There is no cuter sound than a 6th grader giggling while reading a book. I love it!
— Jenn Longee (@Jenlinlong) October 18, 2013
Today, I told my math students I would make them love reading. They asked me if I was a nerd. My answer received applause. #nerdybookclub
— Brian Wyzlic (@brianwyzlic) October 18, 2013