Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Bank Street Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, book lists, growing bookworms, coding, reading aloud, science fiction, kidlitosphere, foxes, introversion, parenting, play, technology, education, schools, libraries, STEM, writing, and testing.
Jon Agee and Mara Rockcliff Win Prestigious Bank Street #Awards http://ow.ly/4naLva @sljournal @bankstreetedu #kidlit
From @HornBook A Purple #BookList http://ow.ly/4mZLqk #PictureBooks + Primary Grades
14 Books to #ReadAloud to a 2nd Grader (or similar listening age) @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/4n4NId @elockhart + Roald Dahl + more
Little Detectives: #Mystery Books for 6- to 8-Year-Olds http://ow.ly/4naTHd @denabooks @ReadBrightly #kidlit
Reading Allowed: Ten Compelling Middle School #ReadAlouds by Maggie Bokelman http://ow.ly/4n4Kwt @nerdybookclub #kidlit
A Tuesday Ten: #ScienceFiction Pathway VI (12-15 year olds) http://ow.ly/4n8fNX @TesseractViews From Ender's Game to Jenna Fox + more
Today on the #Cybils blog, an interview with Victoria Jamieson, author of ROLLER GIRL http://ow.ly/4n84GR #GraphicNovels
On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Ghost Stories for All Ages from @LiteraryHoots http://ow.ly/4ndpEZ #PictureBooks to #YA
#Reading w/ Little Miss Muffet + Little Bo Peep, April http://ow.ly/4ndpsP @mrskatiefitz shares audiobooks, mags + more w/ her kids
5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Secondary School Readers http://ow.ly/4ndsn1 @WordLib @edutopia #Reading makes you smarter
This week's Fusenews: from a literary auction to benefit refugees to @camphalfblood to @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/4napeF @FuseEight
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
2016 is Foxy — @100scopenotes and @MrBenjiMartin have spotted a new #kidlit trend http://ow.ly/4n4Ntw
Happy to see recent successes for the #CoverKidsBooks campaign from @MGStrikesBack http://ow.ly/4n4QO8 #kidlit
A version of @susancain book Quiet Power (on #Introversion) is being released for teens. @book_nut has the scoop https://t.co/NiRp2a3mmP
What's Fair + What's Equal: "Don’t play favorites... but kids can handle differences" | Truth! http://ow.ly/4mZLJl @HeatherShumaker
"Only by feeding the imagination of a child, can we help ... ask the questions that don't yet exist" http://ow.ly/4n878S @lgoodman222
3 Parent Plans to Create a Strong Writer from @BookChook http://ow.ly/4ndp8h GRAB any excuse for #writing + more
Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Waste of Time http://ow.ly/4nar3H @thescienceofus Avoid the "grown-up cult of productivity" w/ kids
How can We Help Parents Understand the Importance of Messy #Play? http://ow.ly/4n8eRP @easycda @BAMRadioNetwork "Just let me play!"
#SummerCamp at Home: 10 Budget-Friendly Plans from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/4naou6 #play #STEM #SummerReading
Schools and Libraries
What the “End of Average” (new book by Todd Rose) Means for K 12 #Education http://ow.ly/4mZZ41 @thinkschools @EdSurge via @drdouggreen
The #School Spending Debate: What Difference Does A $ Make? http://ow.ly/4n4TLq @NPRCoryTurner on when money is most likely to matter
Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public #School Districts http://ow.ly/4ndoHN @travislape @EdSurge #EdReform
When Celebrating Learning Differences Is At Heart of #School Culture http://ow.ly/4ndsUe 2 examples from SF @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED
6 Ways to Help Students Understand #Math http://ow.ly/4mZIIa @MathWithMatthew @edutopia #STEM #EdChat
Not Every Kid Wants to Learn How to #Code notes @pernilleripp http://ow.ly/4ndqst | What about the kid who just wants to read or write?
Nation's Report Card Says Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready http://ow.ly/4naLg9 @anya1anya @npr_ed #NAEP #testing
A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing from parent + teacher @pernilleripp http://ow.ly/4n86IT "The test is not fair" to kids, for one
Race + the Standardized #Testing Wars - on growing test fatigue in minority communities http://ow.ly/4n4Rf0 Kate Taylor @nytopinion
Chuck the #Tests - Project Based Learning is Better, including for elementary + middle schoolers says @teachbrooklyn https://t.co/rVjDtgXkoZ
Technology + Learning
How is the brain in your pocket (smartphone) affecting your thinking? http://ow.ly/4n4OW7 @DTWillingham on research to date.
I believe this: Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say http://ow.ly/4n4LyV @npr_ed via @gcouros #Education
New Study of Impact of #Literacy Apps suggests they can help economically disadvantaged kids w/ #reading http://ow.ly/4namYf @tashrow
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