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

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Connection, Curation, Connection #6

It's been a busy week as educators across the country are gearing up for a new school year.  In fact #titletalk on Twitter this evening will focus on getting students excited about reading in our classrooms.  Archives of missed chats are listed as well as new book trailers.  In case you need an extra dose of cuteness authors, illustrators and members of my PLN are always eager to share pet pictures.  Xena is pretty fond of these.  New items have been added to making our classrooms inviting for our students.  Authors Julie Falatko and Ame Dyckman continue to entertain us with their observations about life.  John Schumacher, the teacher librarian dynamo, provides us with even more resources.  Be sure to check out the newest posts on writing from writers and authors.  Take time for reading.  Have a great week.
Note: I will be taking a screen free week for the next seven days so there will be no post next Sunday. 

Walter Dean Myers---These are the collected tweets and conversations beginning on July 2, 2014 as word of this wonderful man's passing was spread.

Xena's Wooferlicious Tweets---These are gathered tweets that feature dogs or cats...yes cats; many from authors, illustrators and treasured friends.

Readying Our Spaces, Creating Warmth, Inviting In Our Students---This is a collection of tweets which members of my PLN on Twitter are sharing about the spaces they are designing for their students.  It highlights the extras.

The Household Habitat of Julie---Julie Falatko is an author whose family life is uplifting and joyous.

Author Tips on Writing---This is a collection of tweets about blog posts by authors helping others with their writing.  It is my thought that this can be used in classrooms.

The Wit and Humor of Ame Dyckman II---The author of Boy+ Bot and Tea Party Rules,  Ame Dyckman, provides quirky views, one liners, laced liberally with humor each and every day on Twitter, keeping her followers in stitches and filled with positive vibes. Here is the second collection.

Cyber-Sleuth---Mr. Schu---John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, member of the 2014 Newbery Award committee and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. is the King of gathering resources for his followers' benefit.  This is a collection of his tweets.

Ivan-A Gorilla-A Mighty Silverback---January 2012 welcomed a new book by Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan.  A work of fiction, based upon the real Ivan living in Zoo Atlanta, impacted the reading community as only a powerful story can. On Monday August 21, 2012 Ivan passed away. This is what happened on Twitter then and now.

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