A book that Troy Hicks shared at the end of the day is a free ebook (or available for purchase in paper format) from MIT press is HANGING OUT, MESSING AROUND, AND GEEKING OUT: KIDS LIVING AND LEARNING WITH NEW MEDIA. This book looks full of great information from case studies of kids. I downloaded the book last night and it is packed with info that can inform our teaching. The trailer that Troy shared is below:
I didn't expect to find that many new children's books because these presenters are my local friends--we talk books often and we all shop at the same place for books. But, I found lots of great books I didn't know about! I am anxious to read these books soon. Most of the books came from a session I attended on primary writing with Stella Villalba and Sharon Esswein. The session was brilliant and I tweeted one of my favorite quotes from the session. Stella asked, "Teachers have reading & writing lives outside of school.How often are we intentional about sharing that with students?"
These are the books I discovered yesterday--books I think I'll have to buy eventually. Most are not new but I had not seen or heard of them before. So fun to discover friends' favorites that are new-to-me!
Alphathoughts: Alphabet Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins. I never really looked at this one because I didn't love the cover. But Sharon read a few of the poems to us in the session and I loved it. A great addition for both poetry and ABC books!
I thought I had all of Cynthia Rylant's books but totally missed THE STARS WILL STILL SHINE. I ordered this one right after Sharon read it to the group.
I love that I have so many friends who love books and who find, fall in love with, and share books that are new to me!