Inspired by Colby Sharp's post in combination with my appreciation for Twitter, I felt that I must also share what I have learned on Twitter recently.
1. @MrsBMG-shared that Toontastic was free this weekend - so I got a great app I've been wanting - FOR FREE!
2. @langwitches- shared a copyright article by Wesley Fryer that included memory device for teaching wise way to search for audio (and other additions to presentations) Harry Potter Can Fly:
H = Homegrown
P = Public Domain
C = Creative Commons
F = Fair Use
3. From the same copyright article I was led to a fantastic site, digccMixter, that has links to places that provide audio for use in presentations, videos etc....
4. I read and participated in more great discussion around the picture book I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen at #hatback (particularly with @colbysharp, @mentortexts, and @PaulWHankins)
5. @pageintraining and @MarciaDressel provided much needed #NaNoWriMo encouragement and @maureenjohnson shared advice for how to survive
6. I was unsurprised but happy to learn via @the1stdaughter that @Patrick_Ness won the Galaxy National Book Award for A Monster Calls.
7. Twitter has led me to Picture Book Month and #picturebookmonth is chock full of ideas that I can't wait to use in my library. I will likely have my students recommending their faves in the coming weeks.
8. @Tamara_Jaimes Tweeted "Following familiar authors gives kids (&me) a peek into the writing process of the best writing mentors. It's instant credibility!" Made me think I might need to show a few author tweets at school. Hadn't thought to do that.
9. @JensBookPage led me to great article by Mo Willems (@The_Pigeon) about why we need books. His article even helped me with writing hints for my NanoWriMo book.
10. I got to find out about many new and old books to add to my To Be Read pile through #Fridayreads and #bookaday and of course #Titletalk. There are so many awesome people on Twitter that love reading and literacy.
Twitter is an awesome tool and is a whole lot of fun. I am loving how it influences my teaching and my library while providing more than a few laughs. Thanks to all of you wonderful Tweeters busy teaching and learning with each other.