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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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The Widget Feature from Goodreads

The Widget feature from Goodreads… would it be a forward-facing communication method for reading teachers?

 

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My Summer Kindle Shelf: July

Moving my summer reading list to Kindle since the upcoming trip to India requires origami-style packing skills.

Here is my Kindle list so far… with 20+ hour fight(s) and also layovers, looks like I’ll also be using the Kindle Cloud Offline Reading feature.

Teague Kindle Shelf

Resources abound for #CurieMeetsCassatt –Read more posts at this link

What’s on Your Kindle Shelf?

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 22

“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” ~Ray Bradbury, in the foreword to Fahrenheit 451

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from the Library of Congress Database

 

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Image source from the Library of Congress

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Have a Thumbtastic Day – Book Review

Such a powerful story by Steven T. Moore with engaging illustrations by Morgan Davis. Theodore Thumbs is a story about a shy young boy who must face teasing and bullies and some embarrassing occurrences when he goes to school. Each morning Theo wakes up determined to have a good day. Unfortunately, awful days occur. Unlike the much-loved book, “Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day,” the events of each day result in internal hurt for Theodore. This poignant story and illustrations portray the power and result of hurtful words and bullying. Theodore Thumbs shows adults and kids how to overcome bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This bedtime story of kindness guides us to learn to live with our thumbs held high into the sky and with a smile of great cheer like Theo. I like the theme of having “Thumbtastic days” and it is a great tie-in for students to look for evidences of Thumbtastic days in everyday life.

Theodore Thumbs is written by my friend and colleague Steven T. Moore and was published in 2016.

http://www.acu.edu/content/acu_2016/news/english-professor-addresses-bullying-in-childrens-book/_jcr_content/newsDetailComponent/image.img.jpg/1483632265939.jpg

**Content Added July 14, 2017***

Theodore ThumbsTheodore Thumbs by Steven T. Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a powerful story by Steven T. Moore with engaging illustrations by Morgan Davis. Theodore Thumbs is a story about a shy young boy who must face teasing and bullies and some embarrassing occurrences when he goes to school. Each morning Theo wakes up determined to have a good day. Unfortunately, awful days occur. Unlike the much-loved book, “Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day,” the events of each day result in internal hurt for Theodore. This poignant story and illustrations portray the power and result of hurtful words and bullying. Theodore Thumbs shows adults and kids how to overcome bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This bedtime story of kindness guides us to learn to live with our thumbs held high into the sky and with a smile of great cheer like Theo. I like the theme of having “Thumbtastic days” and it is a great tie-in for students to look for evidences of Thumbtastic days in everyday life.

Theodore Thumbs is written by my friend and colleague Steven T. Moore and was published in 2016.

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Summer To-Do List ~ Join a Virtual Book Club

Summer To-Do List: Join a Virtual Book Club and/or Join the Summer Reading Clubs @ Your Library!

It’s officially summer and libraries across the country have summer reading clubs, groups, ‘fests, and promotions. Want to save a tree this summer? Go online and join a reading group. Goodreads has many, many, many engaging and welcoming reading clubs. I’ve blogged previously about the one I’m in and it is the best one!!

Do you prefer to kick it old school? Reading clubs are usually divided by age: (up to Grade 5), the Teen Reading Club (Grades 6-12), and the Adult Reading Club (Ages 18+) and by genre. There’s something for everyone this summer, and often you’ll have the chance to earn prizes for continuing to read during the summer break.

 

Don’t pass up on all of the great activities because, whatever you do, don’t be caught not being a part of our club!

books in rows

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 8

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~ Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and many other books.

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 23

book and cup

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
~Annie Dillard

 

 

 

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Primary Resources in Ireland

The Book of Kells (Trinity College Dublin MS 58) is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript from around the year 806 contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (which is treated calfskin).

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Here is the Trinity College version of our Library of Congress: http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v

Here is a short, 1-minute video on the Book of Kells: https://youtu.be/Ev_6NduOeYg

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U.S. Book Sales Up!

U.S. Book Business Generated Over $27 Billion in Net Revenue Last Year
The U.S. book and journal publishing industry created $27.98 billion in net revenue in 2014, according to the Association of American Publishers (AAP)?€?s annual StatShot. Revenues were up 4.6 percent as compared to 2013, in which annual revenues were $26.75 billion. (GalleyCat)

Total units increased 3.7 percent, hitting 2.70 billion; units in the trade category rose 4.1 percent, to 2.42 billion. The AAP includes religion publishing in the trade category, along with adult and children?€?s sales. The estimate for the entire industry is based on actual sales supplied by about 1,800 U.S. publishers for both 2013 and 2014, which the AAP then augments by using a variety of sources to estimate sales for publishers that do not report data. (Publishers Weekly)

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Book Sales of All Types Down

Book Sales Down 7.5 Percent in First 2 Months of the Year: Book sales were down 7.5 percent for the year as of February 2015 reaching $1.71 billion as compared to $1.85 billion for the same two-month period in 2014, according to new metrics shared by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). (Source: GalleyCat)Within adult trade, sales of hardcovers fell 23.6 percent, mass market paperback sales dropped 31.2 percent, and e-book sales declined 8.7 percent. Sales of trade paperbacks rose 12.8 percent, and sales of audio rose in both physical and downloadable formats. In the children/young adult segment, sales fell by double-digits in all formats with the biggest decline coming in e-book sales which dropped 46.5 percent. Hardcover sales fell 32.4 percent, while sales of paperbacks and board books fell 26.9 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. (Publishers Weekly)

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