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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Education, Reading Nooks, #STEM + #WeNeedDiverseBooks

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils Awards, diverse books, Scholastic Reading Summit, literacy programs, KidLitCon 2016, schools, libraries, nonfiction, eBooks, education, math, testing, and STEM. I also shared some additional links in this #JoyOfLearning Links post, with quotes and my responses (with more of those to come next week). 

Book Lists

A Tuesday Ten: A #ScienceFiction Pathway Part II (Gateway books for kids 3-5 yrs.) @TesseractViews 

Hilarious Toddler-tested #PictureBooks selected by @BookChook  | @The_Pigeon + more | #kidlit #BookList 



On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: 10 Cybils Finalists/Winners that Also Received ALA Awards  @book_nut #ALAyma 

On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @minilabstudios Creators of #BookApp winner Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System 

#Nonfiction and Young (+ Young Adult) Readers - a Perfect Match | @readingtub  References to #Cybils @thereadingzone

Diversity + Gender

WNDBLogoSqaure.@Scholastic and #WeNeedDiverseBooks announce an expanded partnership to bring more @DiverseBooks into #schools 

#WeNeedDiverseBooks Announces the Opening of Applications for the 2016 #WNDB Internship Grants @DiverseBooks 

#KidLit Heroines Best Heroes in UK World Book Day Poll, though Harry Potter on top, reports @sljournal 

Events + Programs

RT @MrSchuReads: Good morning! Registration is now open for the @Scholastic Reading Summits! :) 

Ohio Storytime Turns Into Life-Changing Program for Low-income Families | Katie Johnson @sljournal  #literacy

Growing Bookworms

Hilarious post from @Everead : Drop That Book! 10 Times to Stop Kids Reading  (aka just put on your clothes first)

These are beautiful! 15 Awesome #ReadingNooks for Kids by Karina Glaser @bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf 


Save the Date for #KidLitCon 2016, October 14-15 in Wichita, KS. More details to follow soon! Thanks @Book_Nut ! 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Suggestions for Keeping Up with 2016 Book Releases in #kidlit from @frankisibberson  @MrSchuReads @100scopenotes etc

#Ebooks Can be a Great Choice for Middle Schoolers reports #library media specialist @sljournal 

White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Help Inspire Ways to Settle The Solar System @gizmodo @TesseractViews 

8 Reasons Why People Buy Books | @arhomberg at Digital Book World  #Reading #eBooks

Schools and Libraries

How high school would be different if students could design it @s_garl @hechingerreport via @DrDougGreen  #education

The Importance of Teaching Kids Problem Solving (+ not over-solving for them) and How to Do It - @LauraBarrEd 

Testing for Joy and Grit? #Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills @kzernike @NYTimes 

The Tide Is Turning: High School Is Coming Back | @reallearningct via @thereadingzone  #Education

.@stevehargadon: Escaping #Education Matrix | Families must reclaim ownership of #learning @LubaSays @MindShiftKQED 

One Small Step for A Classroom, One Big Step to A Better World | @MrazKristine on giving kids control over schedule 

Want to Start a Library #STEM Program? Assess Your Community Needs First | Linda W. Braun @sljournal 

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant #Learners | Have Only Positive Expectations | Katrina Schwartz @MindShiftKQED 

Michelle Gunderson: Administrator's Pledge on Ethical Treatment of Students Who Opt Out of #testing: @anthonycody 


Counterpoint: The #Math Myth that permeates Andrew Hacker's “The Math Myth” by @profkeithdevlin  #STEM #CommonCore

Practical Ways to Develop Students’ Mathematical Reasoning  (vs. pure memorization) | @MindShiftKQED  #STEM

Several public school districts across the country are teaching economics units to kids says @ninasovich @WSJ  #STEM

Coding for Everyone? Why it won't + probably shouldn't happen| Guest post by @DrDougGreen @mssackstein  #STEM

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