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Monday, August 4, 2014

Connection, Curation, Connection #7

During my screen free week from Tuesday July 29th through Saturday August 2nd,  I avoided all social networks, Goodreads, Facebook, etc. and curation tools such as Pinterest, Learni.st and Scoop.it with the exception of popping in and out of Twitter, rarely engaging in any conversations.  I have discovered while the benefits of connecting online are without measure, I need to find a balance.  I have found those who are benefiting from my Storify collections, other than the weekly Save These Tweets, are limited.  So this will be the last update of the eight collections below.  I will gladly continue my weekly gathering of tweets as long as they are of value to others.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Take time for reading.

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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