All Blog Posts Tagged 'books' (15)

Velocity of Books Program / Book Exchange - Free Books

I've been working on teaching schools to get book donations from their school communities. 

Over the last year, my son's and I have been successful in collecting 13,000 books.  About 10,000 came from our own collection efforts from non-profit organizations.

Once collected, we organize the books between fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, new reader... The teachers bring the students through the display area to select a book that they may take home and keep.

We are…


Added by Carolyn Thompson on January 7, 2013 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

Book Spine Poetry for National Poetry Month

I am celebrating National Poetry Month by inviting librarians and educators everywhere to a great collaborative opportunity.  Take a glance around the shelves in your home, school or public library and create an original Book Spine Poem.  Take a picture of your poem and upload it to a photo sharing site like Flickr that gives you a URL that you can…


Added by Nikki Robertson on April 10, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Treasures Just Waiting To Be Discovered

Learning is a treasure that will follow its…

Added by Nikki Robertson on March 12, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Bookcasts: Podcasts that Demonstrate Reading Comprehension

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When you talk to a 10-year-old about a book, the child will most often give you a rundown that includes a string of "And then...and then...and then..." How can…

Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 6, 2011 at 4:29am — 1 Comment

Zen and the Act of Publishing a Book

Jeremy Harmer made a comment in defense of big publishers the other day. He said, "the cost of producing a book is horrendous these days, the investment staggeringly high."

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. I took that as a challenge so within 8 hours I CREATED and PUBLISHED a book. Not some frothy, blablabla book but something substantial and which practicing teachers or teacher training programs can use.… Continue

Added by ddeubel on August 16, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Books Made into Movies

You know you have students hooked on a book when they complain because the movie isn't as good as the book. You know they "get it" when you hear someone responds with "the movie is never as good as the book!"

One of my goals as a teacher is to instill a love of reading in kids/teens while I can. Studies show that kids don't read for pleasure. I want to hook them on… Continue

Added by Laura Gonzalez on March 5, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Recommended Books for Teachers

This blog was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network.

Here are some great books to consider reading and/or sharing with your students.

Over the years I have been amazed by the number of educators who don't read books related to our field. We recognize the importance of our students reading but then overlook how important it is for us. Perhaps part of the reason is that many books on…

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 16, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Online Stories for Children

Find eleven great stories including The Snowy Day and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Don't miss this site. There are a large number of books read aloud.

Choose a story read by an actor… Continue

Added by Michelle Breum on January 15, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Remembrance Day "Two Wolves"

Last year I wrote a post for Remembrance Day and shared it on my blog.

I thought I'd share it here too.

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Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow,… Continue

Added by David Truss on November 9, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Flat World Editorial

My "flat world " editorial was published in the Berkshire Eagle May 17, 2009-- with book recommendations. Probably redundant for many Classroom 2.0 folks but huge in my local scene. Many don't even "get" what I'm talking about. Long roads to travel here.

BTW, that's become my focus: Acting locally while thinking Globally. I'm calling it GLOCAL EDUCATION.

Added by Andrew on May 17, 2009 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Make A Book - Win some Books. A Tarheel Reader Contest

I'm enamored by the simplicity and educational value of the Tarheel Reader. I've been a big cheerleader and now we at EFL Classroom 2.0 are holding a contest. Make a Tarheel Reader and win Amazon book gift certificates!

You will need a special code when you register there to make a book. Follow the directions under "write a book" to get it Or just… Continue

Added by ddeubel on May 11, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Asimov's 'The Fun They Had' - How much longer and how do we avoid the pitfalls?

I remember reading The Fun They Had in the 6th grade and thinking how fantastic and unreal it seemed. Having just re-read it (do it; it'll take you less than 3 minutes) I'd say Asimov was right on the money, what with all the talk of singularity and this Web 2.0 stuff. But he was off a hundred and fifty years or so in just how long it would take for computers to… Continue

Added by Patrick Kutkey on December 16, 2008 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Free Manuals for Free Software

FLOSS Manuals, located at, is a collection of manuals that explain how to install and use a range of free and open source software.

The FLOSS acronym stands for Free/Libre/Open-Source Software. The manuals are friendly and simple, and they are intended to encourage people to explore the wide range of free, open source alternatives to expensive and restrictively licensed software.

Added by Kevin Chilton on October 13, 2008 at 5:19am — No Comments

Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! - Shelfari

Shelfari is a website devoted to books! Basically an online book club, the site allows users to build a bookshelf of books (generally books they are reading or have read) and share their thoughts on those books with other readers. There are online discussions of books, summaries of books, and you can order books directly from Amazon via the website. Sharing what everyone is reading is a great way to get students, or anyone, interested in reading new books… Continue

Added by Beth Poss on July 8, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Like to Talk to Tomatoes?

My children love the Veggie Tales' characters and stories while I appreciate the good messages delivered by the very creative people at Big Idea Productions. The link below will take you to a site to see personalized Veggie Tales music CDs and books (available in English or Spanish!).

Click here to visit Veggie Tales Personalized… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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