December 4, 2010 – The Book Whisperer with Donalyn Miller

00:15 to: SusanSi
Howdy from sunny, beautiful NE Texas!

00:20 to: Donalyn Miller
Hi Bill!

00:32 to: Peggy George

00:34 to: McTeach (Karen)
Awesome find, Peggy!

00:39 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Hi from a very snowy Grantham in England!

00:52 to: McTeach (Karen)
So excited about this session!! Welcome Donalyn!!

01:03 to: Peggy George
wonderful! we love have new people!!!

01:17 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Donalyn. Looking forward to this session.

01:28 to: Donalyn Miller
I am looking forward to it, too!

01:44 to: Peggy George
we record and archive all of our shows so you can listen to any recordings you like on your own time

02:26 to: Peggy George
all of the links for today's show can be accessed after the show in our link:

02:29 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi @Bill Lord My dad was from Weston-Super-Mare.

02:31 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Hi Karen- I bought and read Donalyn's book after you recommended it a while back. I've passed it along to a friend.

02:46 to: Donalyn Miller
Thank you, Maureen.

02:49 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Maureen.

03:02 to: Peggy George
over achievers :-)

03:22 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Hi Paula. Hope it's warmer down there- very cold and windy day here- but no snow

03:25 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I told people about this session at my LaCUE session yesterday.

03:30 to: Peggy George
I have the Book Whisperer on my Kindle so I can take it with me wherever I go :-)

03:40 to: Peggy George
Thanks for doing that Paula!

03:42 to: Donalyn Miller
Very kind, Peggy.

03:42 to: McTeach (Karen)
Hi Maureen! It's a favorite at our school!!

03:47 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Me too, Peggy.

03:58 to: Peggy George

04:13 to: McTeach (Karen)
Peggy, what a great idea! I asked Santa for a Kindle this year!!!

04:21 to: Nancy Porter
The Book Whisperer is a favorite at my school too! My kids are readers!

04:25 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Recommended the book for our faculty study.

04:29 to: Peggy George
love this part!!!

04:29 to: Donalyn Miller
Hi Deanna, impressed that you can tweet and keep up with Elluminate at the same time!

04:45 to: Rich Cantrell
San Antonio Texas Beautiful and sunny

04:49 to: Len H
Sunny Phoenix

04:51 to: Lorraine Leo
Newton, MA

04:52 to: Betsy_Long
Camden, SC

04:54 to: Peggy George
don't you love seeing all of those twinkling red stars? :-)

04:56 to: Larry A
Los Angeles, Ca

04:57 to: juliethorp
Cincinnati, Ohio

04:58 to: Technoqueen
Snowy Cincinnati

04:58 to: Peggy George
Phoenix AZ

04:58 to: Donalyn Miller
I am from Bedford, TX-- a suburb of DFW area

04:59 to: Classroom 2.0 LIVE - The Book Whisperer with Donalyn MIller
Columbia, SC

05:00 to: Tina
Grand Rapids, MI

05:00 to: Paige
Elmira New York

05:00 to: Deanna
That Donalyn... tweetdeck is up and running too. :)

05:02 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
santa cruz CA

05:03 to: dkwi 1
Milwaukee, WI

05:03 to: @rogueteaching
houston, texas

05:06 to: pabbott
Littleton, New Hampshire

05:08 to: Holly Loganbill
New Hampshire

05:09 to: Donna
Donna: Nacogdoches, TX

05:09 to: Annie
Kansas City, MO

05:10 to: Deanna
Thanks not that.

05:10 to: lbott
Wilmington, Delaware

05:13 to: Peggy George
and overseas too!!! is that UK?

05:14 to: Donalyn Miller
Hi Evelyn!

05:16 to: judyw
I teach in McLeod TX

05:18 to: Sheryl
Southeast Kansas

05:21 to: @rogueteaching
Hi Donalyn!

05:27 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Western Mass

05:27 to: Deanna
Arvad, Colorado

05:27 to: Peggy George
welcome everyone!!!!

05:30 to: Sally
Hi from cold northern alberta, Fairveiw

05:46 to: Doris Dickerson
Doris Dickerson , Georgia

05:59 to: Peggy George
wish I had a class right now--I would definitely give it a green check!

06:00 to: Rich Cantrell
Rich Cantrell not a teacher

06:08 to: Jane
I did when I was in the classroom. As a school librarian, I encourage SSR.

06:12 to: Maureen@bcdtech
I teach in a computer lab... so no SSR- hoping to gleann ideas to pass along

06:19 to: Donna
Donna: Librarian encouraging teachers to use SSR

06:20 to: Kim Caise
i clicked on greech check as i used to use SSR but not currently 'teaching' students right now

06:24 to: Peggy George
you'll get some great ideas to share Maureen!!

06:30 to: Jane Z
I don't - but it's because I'm the computer teacher and it just isn't appropriate.

06:41 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Peggy- hope so, loved the book

06:42 to: Orlama
Orlama - I don't have a class but advocate that teachers use a range of reading strategies.

06:54 to: Kim Caise
on my 'to do' list

06:55 to: Susie Highley
How about half way?

06:57 to: McTeach (Karen)
Love, love, LOVE this book!!!

06:59 to: Donalyn Miller
I suppose it is silly for me to post a green check here.

07:09 to: Ewan Park
Halfway -- loved it

07:10 to: Kim Caise

07:15 to: Donalyn Miller
Thank you!

07:19 to: Paige
Have also bought three copies for colleagues this year

07:20 to: Delbusch
I have read it and passed it on to our Lit teacher

07:21 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Funny, Donalyn.

07:21 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
in process

07:26 to: Peggy George
me too McTeach!!!! wish I had the book when I was a principal--every teacher in my school would have had it!

07:29 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Joan.

07:37 to: @rogueteaching
provided copies for my summer training

07:57 to: dkwi 1
We shared the book in our Writing Project book groups

08:04 to: Paul W. Hankins
Hey. Real-Time Interaction: I just got a box from Donalyn Miller. Just now. Wow. This is just too surreal.

08:17 to: Peggy George
teachers are great finders at garage sales :-)

08:59 to: Donalyn Miller
When I talk to teachers, the most common way they get books in their classrooms is with their own money.

08:59 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Gifts from students and parents.

08:59 to: Peggy George
no surprises there!!! teachers support so many things with their own checkbooks!!!!!

09:05 to: Kim Caise

09:21 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Former students bring me books years from I've taught them in class.

09:21 to: Peggy George
bookfairs are great places to get books too :-)

09:22 to: Len H
Books from my childhood! My kids ask, "Why are these pages brown, Mr. Horn?"

09:29 to: McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I wish OUR principal would provide the book for everyone!

09:30 to: Technoqueen
Do we have any Media Specialists here today>

09:33 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Len.

09:42 to: Len H
Hi Paula :)

09:43 to: Susie Highley

09:45 to: Peggy George
This is such a treat to have Donalyn with us today!!

09:49 to: Susie Highley
yes to media specialist

09:50 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Hi Paula :-)

09:54 to: Betsy_Long
Media Specialist here!

09:59 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
yes it is wonderful to be here :-)

10:03 to: Kim Caise
we are so fortunate to have such high caliber guests each week

10:05 to: dkwi 1
love Library Sparks!

10:05 to: Orlama
orlama - how old are children in sixth grade please

10:13 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Really interested to learn how to integrate these techniques in a school where the kids move about all day- no self-contained classrooms...

10:19 to: Peggy George
about 12 years old

10:19 to: Len H

10:20 to: @rogueteaching
6th grade 12

10:24 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I love the "Miller Mountain".

10:53 to: Kim Caise
i meant to change the URL for your blog donalyn but got sidetracked

10:56 to: Peggy George
Donalyn's story is so inspiring and gives us all hope!

11:02 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Oh goody video.

11:06 to: Kim Caise
the bookwhsiperer site is a work in progress

11:07 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Donalyn.

11:11 to: Paul W. Hankins
Oh. That's my friend, Donalyn!

11:19 to: Peggy George (Donalyn Miller’ blog)

11:32 to: @rogueteaching
Hey Paul Hankins

11:36 to: Peggy George (The Book Whisperer)

12:01 to: Paul W. Hankins
Shhhh. . .I'm trying to listen to Donalyn (wink). Isn't this fun? Okay. Back to work now. Donalyn looks great!

12:23 to: Peggy George
that happens so often!! I remember with delight the kids that used to hide their "own" books in their desk to sneak them out during reading (before I saw the light!!!)

12:26 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Her book opened my eyes to some practices that definitely need to be revised.

12:32 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Hi Julie!

12:37 to: Len H
How much time is appropriate?

12:38 to: Kim Caise
agreed paula

12:44 to: McTeach (Karen)
My kids beg for silent reading time! I love that!!

12:48 to: Paige
I give students 15 min each class period

13:01 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
We need to show that we value it by devoting tough when time is short..

13:06 to: juliethorp
Wow! That is great. 30 minutes.

13:14 to: Paige
While they are reading... I am reading.

13:21 to: Donna
What grade level does Donalyn teach?

13:27 to: Peggy George
that's a good tip--about a third of your reading/literacy block time

13:29 to: McTeach (Karen)'s so true! I have very little literature time with seventh graders

13:32 to: Paul W. Hankins
We give time and resources to that which we "value." Take a look around. What does it mean when we say we value reading (Gallagher).

13:32 to: Kim Caise
it is important for the teacher to model SSR as well

13:32 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Even though I am a math teacher, her book encouraged me to allow SSR during part of my math block.

13:45 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
wow Paula that's great

14:13 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Students get excited when we are! so true

14:32 to: Kim Caise
i use math journals too @paula to supplement language arts/reading in the math content area

14:38 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Research in England showed a real issue about primary teachers not being readers of children's books or even having sufficient knowledge of new authors

14:41 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I taught ELA for 25 years and thought I encouraged life-long readers. Now I'm not so sure.

14:41 to: Peggy George
when you can recommend a great book based on what you know about a child's interest it is magic!! teachers need to be reading too!!

14:46 to: juliethorp
Totally agree. It truly inspires them!

14:48 to: Technoqueen
Do you think student to student recomendations is better than us handing them a book?

14:51 to: pabbott
I have my seventh graders participate in literature circles

14:53 to: lbott
As a librarian, I agree wholeheartedly.

15:09 to: Deanna
Passing on a book to a students and seeing them get excited as a reader is what I LOVE about teaching!

15:12 to: pabbott
students have a lot of independent reading time in my room

15:23 to: ProfessorNana
I can finally turn on the audio as last student has left. Better than reading your lips.

15:29 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I gave some choice, but did many class novels.

15:30 to: Peggy George (Listen to author, Donalyn Miller, discuss the Book Whisperer)

15:31 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Technoqueen - is it not also about the relationship between teacher and class becoming one of fellow readers when discussing books

15:41 to: Kristen B
OFF TOPIC: I need a suggestion for good wireless microphone/headset.

15:45 to: Orlama
orlama I've recently started a book blog called Mainly books written by British authors but some from around the world. I am constantly after recommendation

15:45 to: Orlama
s of books in praticular picture books from countries outside the U.K.

15:45 to: Maureen@bcdtech
What do you say to teachers who insist on doing "the classics"?

15:46 to: Technoqueen
Are you going to give us hints for more ways to enc kids to talk about books?

15:46 to: Peggy George
that link is a great interview (audio) with Donalyn that you can listen to later

15:48 to: pabbott
Students get a choice of about 5 choices of books. My students are loving the lit circles because they love to discuss their books

16:01 to: Technoqueen
I love lit circles too!

16:11 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
@Kristen B I have a great logitech one

16:13 to: Peggy George
feel free to jump into your presentation Donalyn and Kim will capture the questions for you to ask later :-)

16:22 to: Nancy Porter
My kids are loving doing book commercials!

16:27 to: Holly Loganbill
I have a Logitech one that is good - clear listening and good output quality

16:27 to: Paul W. Hankins
This box of books from Donalyn is OFF THE CHAIN. Thanks, Donalyn. It makes the whole presentation kind of 3D now!

16:30 to: pabbott
I also wonder about the classics. High school does the classics and I found them boring and I hated reading in high school

16:39 to: Mary P
What is your feeling about the use of Accelerated Reader in the classrooms,,,overused?

16:46 to: Peggy George
I'm always so sad to hear my grandkids say "I can't read that book because it's not on my AR list" :-(

16:50 to: Orlama
orlama how do the parents of your children engae with books?

16:51 to: Donalyn Miller
We are moving into the slidheshow presentation now.

16:54 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
that's so sad Peggy

16:59 to: pabbott
I don't like AR because of the colored stickers

17:00 to: Peggy George
click on your mic Donalyn

17:02 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
If kids learn to love reading they will choose some of the classics to read eventually.

17:08 to: Len H
There we go

17:13 to: Donalyn Miller
Should I type?

17:16 to: Peggy George

17:21 to: Betsy_Long
I'm just getting started with Lit. Circles. Is it permissbale to have them be of mixed ability level & base groups strictly on student book choice?

17:23 to: Technoqueen
I like to challenge gifted readers with the classics

17:23 to: Peggy George

17:29 to: Debbie Tanner
My first, second, and third graders like reading counts because it quantifies their reading expereince and gives them some recognition for reading their books

17:44 to: pabbott
I like some of the classics, I think students should have a choice

17:53 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
love the phrase,"readers in the wild"

17:56 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@pabbott- our english teachers do them, and altho I actually loved most of them as a kid- I know that it totally turns kids off. They feel that these books are so important to share with all of the ki

17:56 to: Maureen@bcdtech
ds- even if they hate them

17:58 to: Paul W. Hankins
Debbie: Couldn't we, the teacher affirm that student? Offer recognition?

18:09 to: Peggy George
I loved the description of the different types of readers in her book

18:13 to: Donna
Donna: Thanks, Debbie Tanner. That is my experience with Reading Counts. The students get to choose their books, and the program just verifies their successes.

18:19 to: ProfessorNana
Loe "reading in the wild" plan to steal that term...

18:35 to: Peggy George
interesting! long term assignment rather than long term project?

18:41 to: Debbie Tanner
we could offer them recognition, but they like it because they can do it independently, which is great for my little kids who often can't read independently or are just starting to read independently

18:48 to: Peggy George
student choice in books is so important!!!!

18:50 to: Sally
What's Reading Counts?

18:51 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
my students love using Glogster as a way to show what they love about a book

18:58 to: Kim Caise
i love lucy calkins

19:05 to: Peggy George
Glogster is a fabulous tool for sharing their books!!!

19:08 to: pabbott
what is Reading counts??

19:13 to: Debbie Tanner
reading counts is like accelerated reader

19:18 to: pabbott
Can it be used in the middle school?

19:28 to: Donna
Donna: Reading Counts is an alternative to AR. It is actually the program that AR tries to imitate.

19:34 to: Debbie Tanner
it's a computer program that you can use for kids to take reading comprehension tests on books they select

19:39 to: Technoqueen
I too loving Glogster--a great multimedia online poster!!!!!!

19:41 to: Sally

19:49 to: Paul W. Hankins
@Debbie: I can tell you from the secondary perspective that this will not be enough for the older reader.

19:50 to: Peggy George
Donalyn has so many creative ideas for motivating students!!

20:24 to: Technoqueen
Make sure you use Glogster EDU set up a teacher account---freeeeee!!!!

20:41 to: Donna
Donna: Noodle Tools is a fine piece of technology that teaches cut/paste and paraphrasing.

20:46 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
great idea to show published models

21:05 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
I showed my students the wonderful blog by Melina who is @readingvacation on Twitter

21:06 to: Peggy George
I'm always so influenced when I hear book talks and trailers! Librarians and teachers do such a great job of capturing a book's highlight to make kids want to read it!

21:23 to: Peggy George (Kiddie Korner Reviews)

21:30 to: Technoqueen
I do a lot of book trailers too!

21:37 to: Peggy George (The Book Whisperer Answers Questions about Teaching Reading)

21:48 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
great idea to make lists together...instead of "telling" what makes it great

21:54 to: Peggy George (Interview with Donalyn Miller)

22:15 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
better buy in :-) and engagement

22:30 to: Peggy George (Book Trailers-promote your book with a video book trailer)

22:32 to: Paul W. Hankins
Joan Young: Melina rocks. When we see her in the discussion forums, it is nothing short of inspiring. She gives books away too. A great follow for young readers just entering into the blogosphere.

22:43 to: Sue L.
Hello everyone..glad to slip in here...I'm also showing someone else from Jordan about Classroom 2.0 live

22:51 to: Peggy George
use the drop down :-)

22:55 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Yes, Paul! My kids were blown away when I showed them her blog

22:56 to: Peggy George
what fun!!!

23:02 to: Peggy George
preview of coming attractions!

23:05 to: McTeach (Karen)
We're "previewing" your preso! :)

23:35 to: Sally
any places to look for new books authors for the primary grades. Back in this division after quite a break. Help?

23:42 to: juliethorp
Have really been trying to access authors virtually this school year and bring them into our classroom through technology. It has really been powerful.

24:08 to: Sally
Julie where are you looking?

24:11 to: Susie Highley
We have statewide access to Fabulous resource for books and authors!

24:13 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@juliethorp Check out Skype an Author.

24:13 to: Peggy George

24:21 to: Debbie Tanner
Sally, I have some great titles for lower grade readers-is there a place I send you an email

24:21 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Here is a hilarious book review of Geraldine NcCaughrean's Stop the train by English illustrator Sarah MacIntyre

24:26 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
So true! Audience is key

24:30 to: Peggy George
this is such an important point!! audience is really important!

24:45 to: Susie Highley
Donalyn: Do you have access to Youtube at school?

24:50 to: juliethorp
Honestly. All over. Scholastic interview. There are so many great author interviews out there.

24:56 to: Kim Caise

24:59 to: Peggy George
thank you all for sharing your links here!!! They will be in the recording for later so we can go exploring!

25:01 to: Technoqueen
Yes this month opened YouTube

25:16 to: Betsy_Long
The PBS TeacherLine course, Authors on the Web is a great place/way to learn about bringing authors into the classroom through technology.

25:23 to: juliethorp
Thanks Kim for the Skype resource

25:26 to: Peggy George
you can also try watchknow if youtube is blocked in your school

25:40 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
If you can't access Youtube then try Youtubedownloader which is a nice workaround

25:49 to: Peggy George

25:50 to: Kim Caise
and quietube eliminates the extra videos on a youtube page

25:56 to: Technoqueen
What kind of permissions do you need for YouTube for your student work?

26:01 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
love Wordle :-) so many uses for it

26:03 to: Technoqueen
I love Wordle

26:13 to: Peggy George
quietube is an excellent alternative if youtube is blocked

26:30 to: Peggy George

26:39 to: Peggy George
web tour

26:40 to: Kim Caise
quietube can be a safe way to view youtube videos

26:48 to: Kim Caise

26:50 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Used wordle for kids to describe characters and cite examples of the trait

27:01 to: Peggy George
we may not see what you're typing in web tour

27:01 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi @virginia alberti 1 How is it in Italy today?

27:06 to: Peggy George
we can see it if you use app sharing

27:18 to: Kim Caise
we may not be able to see the wordle that is created

27:29 to: Kim Caise
no problem

27:30 to: Kim Caise

27:37 to: clinds
Just a reminder to have younger students go right to so they don't see any inappropriate wordles.

27:37 to: Len H
show her desktop?

27:41 to: Peggy George
you can see it's very easy to use

27:43 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Told LA teachers about Worlde yesterday at LaCUE. Not many in the room had heard of it. (Sigh)

27:44 to: Kim Caise
the more often a word appears the larger the text

28:02 to: Peggy George
Wordle is such a great way to find key ideas in a body of text

28:07 to: Technoqueen
Again the age seems to be a problem using some of these web 2.0 tools

28:07 to: pabbott
my experience is that students love wordle

28:16 to: Peggy George
try it with a politicians speech text :-)

28:19 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@clinds That is a great tip about Wordle.

28:28 to: Len H
lol :)

28:29 to: Peggy George

28:29 to: Technoqueen
Donalyn How do you get around the age limitations

28:35 to: Kim Caise
sue, did you have a question? you can type it in the chat

28:35 to: lbott
Have found Wordle and Tagul to be very useful

28:35 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Its great to let students see the connection between the repetition of words and significance

28:43 to: patti r
on the advanced tab you can use numbers after the words to change the size of text

28:49 to: Debbie Tanner
You just have to be careful with wordle-I opened it up in front of my kids and there was a gigantic profanity... yikes

28:57 to: Kim Caise
didn't know that patti

29:01 to: clinds
I just had 1st graders make their own Wordles and they did great!

29:12 to: juliethorp
Wordle is great. Thanks for all the easy ways to utilize it.

29:21 to: McTeach (Karen)
@patti....what a great tip!!

29:22 to: Sally
with the 1st graders did you use it for writing or responding?

29:31 to: Sheryl
That's why it's helpful to join a group that focuses on educational uses of Wordle:

29:33 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
My 4th graders made an About Me Wordle the first day of school this year.

29:39 to: Peggy George
Shelfari is also a great place for students to share book reviews

29:49 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Paula's project =awesome!! my students did it too :-)

30:34 to: Peggy George (Donalyn Miller: Slides for today’ presentation)

30:41 to: ProfessorNana
and booklinks has free online reviewers like Bookends, too

30:56 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
My school wants "book review" projects to be sort of standardized across the they need to be?

31:18 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
How to become a Worlde power user - great video about advanced features

31:21 to: Technoqueen
Age limits for sites is a stumbling block for anyone else?

31:33 to: Sally
@ joan perhaps only in terms of what type of content and the performance could be varied?

31:48 to: Deanna
Flip cameras are wonderful!

32:03 to: McTeach (Karen)
We started making book trailers, but were having tech issues and have put them on hold until after Christmas break.

32:07 to: Peggy George

32:08 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
yes @sally I think they want consistency in what content is most important to include

32:08 to: Deanna
I use a flip share channel to share videos with my student's families!

32:13 to: Lorraine Leo
Do you have a link of samples of student book trailers?

32:28 to: juliethorp also has many great resources

32:31 to: Donalyn Miller
AFI Lights, Camera, Lights

32:32 to: Sally
What's a flip share channel?

32:40 to: Peggy George
thanks for that link Paula!! Wordle power user video!!!

32:46 to: McTeach (Karen)
That's also in Discovery Education!

33:04 to: Peggy George
Discovery Ed has so many incredible resources for us!!

33:21 to: bookyarncafe
awesome resource, thanks. here's the link, I think. (jodi)

33:22 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Technoqueen I don't use sites that require email account because my students are too young. Use sites that allow me to set up students accounts under teacher "umbrella" such as,

33:22 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)

33:25 to: McTeach (Karen)
Lots of awesome digital storytelling resources in Discovery!

33:27 to: Kim Caise
and great bonuses and freebies for being STAR educators

33:31 to: bookyarncafe
oops, link

33:33 to: Peggy George
a flip share channel is a place to share flip videos you create--it comes with your camera

33:40 to: McTeach (Karen)
@Kim....Yes ma'am!! :)

33:51 to: Deanna
Here is a pdf about flip share channels

33:52 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yes became a DEN STAR.

34:05 to: Kim Caise
awesome paula!

34:12 to: Peggy George

34:33 to: Kim Caise
very simple to become a DEN STAR educator and i encourage everyone to do so

34:42 to: Peggy George
we'll revisit your questions at the end too :-)

34:52 to: aunttammie 1
adore Edmodo!

34:56 to: @rogueteaching
love edmodo, 2nd year and it's only getting better

34:58 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
I am using Edmodo... lit circles with our 5th grade class

35:00 to: Deanna
I LOVE Edmodo too!!

35:02 to: Kim Caise
we did a show with jeff o'hara just after TCEA this year in february

35:03 to: McTeach (Karen)
Love edmodo!!!

35:07 to: patti r
i uploaded wordles to flickr and gave students link to their wordle and they embedded in their blog posts

35:16 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Edmodo is a tool I use with my 4th graders. They love it.

35:17 to: @rogueteaching
Our district bought a license

35:18 to: juliethorp
I totally want to use edmodo, but I have trouble figuring out how to get through the safety guidelines. Any suggestions people have found?

35:19 to: Peggy George (Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network; easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos,

35:19 to: Peggy George
and access homework, grades and school notices)

35:38 to: @rogueteaching
Grading is so easy

35:38 to: McTeach (Karen)
Got to hang out with the Edmodo team in their offices down in Mountain View over summer

35:45 to: Peggy George
There is a great Discovery Ed group you can join on Edmodo to share with other teachers

35:55 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
oh cool..thanks Peggy

36:05 to: McTeach (Karen)
I just got that book finally!

36:08 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@juliethorp Not sure what you mean about safety guidelines.

36:08 to: Peggy George
what a great idea! use Edmodo for posting polls!

36:23 to: Peggy George
love it!! :-)

36:30 to: Peggy George
I'm on it!!!

36:56 to: juliethorp
If they are under 18 it states they need parent permission and my district is concerned about that. Thought about sending a letter out to request permission.

36:59 to: Orlama
orlama, Hi Bill @Joga5

37:02 to: Betsy_Long
My 4th & 5th grade boys are covering the school in paper Origami Yodas!

37:05 to: Deanna
You can embed Glogs in Edmodo too!

37:14 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
We had our 4th and 5th grade write discussion questions and share on edmodo.. students responded to each other

37:15 to: Peggy George (Donalyn Miller: Are Good Readers Born or Made?)

37:22 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Setting about an Edmodo group in my district for several 4th grade classes to discuss cyberbullying.

37:23 to: juliethorp
Thanks for sharing that Donalyn

37:33 to: Sally
Our school sends out a blanket permission form which really helps. Love the idea of tech night.

37:36 to: bookyarncafe
I love the idea of a parent technology night!

37:36 to: Lorna Costantini
That is a wonderful way to include parents

37:36 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
@paula great idea

37:38 to: Peggy George
All of her links from today's show are in the link:

37:59 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
I need to join goodreads

38:06 to: Maureen@bcdtech
I have kids from 4th-9th... just send out a parent permission form- for all the sites I plan to use. I sign the kids up for sites- give parents the login info. All of my parents are fine with that.

38:06 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids

38:07 to: McTeach (Karen)
I use both GoodReads and Shelfari

38:10 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I use Good Reads and Shelfari.

38:11 to: Peggy George
wikis and blogs are such a great way to let parents know what their kids are reading/doing in class so they can talk about it

38:18 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids it Fb for nerds

38:19 to: McTeach (Karen)
Awesome!!! Facebook for nerds!!

38:21 to: Peggy George
funny! Facebook for nerds!

38:35 to: Deanna
:) Good Reads :)

38:38 to: lbott
My shelfari shelves are posted on the library webpage, so students know what is new in the library.l

38:43 to: Paul W. Hankins
Alll of the cool kids are on Goodreads!

38:47 to: Peggy George
What about reading logs? Does this take the place of those (Goodreads)

38:49 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Hi Orlama - this is much better than having to sit in watching Strictly isn't it!!!!!

38:56 to: Jeff Horwitz
hey bill!

39:00 to: Technoqueen
Are these sites for students?

39:18 to: Rawya Shatila
what is the link to goodreads?

39:18 to: Kim Caise
they can be used with students

39:18 to: Peggy George
would love to hear more about the lit circles!! :-)

39:28 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Teachnoqueen THose site need an email address.

39:39 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Hey Jeff - I owe you an email :-( Been so busy and suddenly remembered. Will make good on promise to the kids though

39:40 to: Danette

39:43 to: Kim Caise
miguel wrote a blog post about doing online lit circles.. will ahve to find it

39:43 to: Technoqueen
Age restrictions?

39:50 to: Kim Caise

39:50 to: Rawya Shatila
thank you

39:51 to: Holly Loganbill
The students can get good author info and review examples from Novelist K-8 if the shool subscribes to EBSCO

39:53 to: Lorraine Leo
Do the students log into 'Good Reads' with their own username and password? Do you moderate the responses that student's receive?

40:11 to: Jeff Horwitz
we're using voicethread to do this with elementary kids

40:21 to: Paul W. Hankins
I love how Donalyn is using screen capture shots in her presentation today. What program does she use to do this?

40:25 to: Peggy George
wonderful idea Jeff!!!

40:29 to: Jeff Horwitz've+Read

40:42 to: Peggy George
Voicethread allows for both text and audio responses/comments

40:46 to: Jeff Horwitz
here's a link to some of last year's students

40:52 to: Len H
Share by Tech4Learning is a great tool to publish from.

41:10 to: Peggy George
very cool site Jeff! globetrotters!

41:46 to: Peggy George
lots of great websites you can use to create avatars with students

41:53 to: McTeach (Karen)
LOL!!! Ohmygod! It's so true!!

41:57 to: Technoqueen
I am not afraid of what the majority are doing but the repurcussions with the age limit even if we mark sites private?

42:25 to: Len H Share by Tech4Learning is a great tool to publish from.

42:36 to: Peggy George
Glogster!! Yeah!!!! :-)

42:44 to: lbott
When we ran into age restrictions, we asked parents to sign up for an account for their students.

42:45 to: Technoqueen
I love this tool--my favorite of all time!

42:51 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Vickie Davis did keynote at LaCUE and she says we should call this sites "learning" networking sites instead of "social" networking sites.

43:00 to: Technoqueen
Make sure you are on EDU Glogsters

43:01 to: Jeff Horwitz
thanks Peggy!

43:04 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
My students did "about me" glogs to introduce themselves to me at beginning of year.. I did the same

43:08 to: Peggy George

43:18 to: Peggy George
the educator version is great!

43:25 to: Peggy George
you don't need the premium version

43:27 to: mrlane
is it free?

43:31 to: Orlama
orlama Have you tried

43:32 to: Kim Caise
yes it is free

43:42 to: Kim Caise
love bighugelabs

43:46 to: Technoqueen
You can apply to be an ambassador and get the upgrade for free at least for a year!!!!!!

43:49 to: Kim Caise

43:49 to: juliethorp
Could someone explain the difference between glogster and edublog?

43:53 to: Peggy George
I like that statement Paula! learning networking sites

44:05 to: frankie
I don't think Glogster is free anymore.

44:10 to: juliethorp
OK. Great. Thanks.

44:14 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
one word of caution: if using at home, parents still need to monitor..parent got upset with me becuase her daughter found inappropriate glogs .. she of course ventured off the page I sent her to

44:14 to: Kim Caise
yes it is free

44:15 to: Peggy George
you can post images, videos, text, scanned artwork on Glogster

44:18 to: Technoqueen
50 for free yes

44:31 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yes, I am now using the term "learning" networking site. Love it.

44:45 to: Peggy George
some great glogster examples here:

45:11 to: Paul W. Hankins
All learning is social. And all learning is a product of networking. This is a good example of what happens when the first person gets to define the term.

45:17 to: Technoqueen
Big huge lab I have done Magazine Covers about a book and Movie Poster for books too

45:20 to: patti r
i have my students do their citations in a word doc and i upload to a google doc and set if for sharing; then they add the link to their glog

45:37 to: Lola Swint 1
Will the links be available after webinar?

45:38 to: frankie
Museum box is also a cool tool, especially for social studies and maybe if a student wants to 'store' treasures a charater in a story might tuck away.

45:38 to: Technoqueen
We need to set up portfolios

45:41 to: McTeach (Karen)
Here are my saved glogster links:

45:42 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
great way to develop student portfolios of projects and to teach the students how to keep their own work

45:44 to: Maureen@bcdtech
I have the paid version of glogster since I use it for grades 4-9 and have a lot of kids. The kids like the draw feature on the premium version. I had the free version since it came out and only paid

45:44 to: Maureen@bcdtech
a minimal amount to go premium

45:46 to: Kay 1
Our students had trouble with gaggle also

45:48 to: Peggy George
another good site for glogster examples:

45:55 to: Peggy George
thanks for your link McTeach!!!

46:02 to: Len H
Thank you Karen

46:13 to: Kim Caise
yes lola. all of the links are posted in the chat log on our website at

46:23 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Paul W. Hankins I agree, but social networking seems to have the wrong connotation connected to it because of celebs.

46:32 to: frankie
Maureen? How much is a subscription?

46:47 to: Peggy George (The Book Whisperer Answers Questions about Teaching Reading)

46:49 to: Jane
If we don't give students the opportunity to work on public sites, we aren't teaching them how to behave in public for the future.

46:50 to: @rogueteaching
agreed about twitter

46:52 to: Paul W. Hankins
@Paula: I am with you. You know that I am. So, how do WE define the usage?

46:54 to: Deanna
I learn SOOOOO much on Twitter!!!

46:55 to: Mary P
I agree

47:00 to: Jane
Agree about Twitter!

47:00 to: dkwi 1
Amen about Twitter, same here!

47:01 to: Len H
Who is Ashton, all I hear about is Justin B. ! lol :)

47:03 to: lbott
I agrre -- have learned so much from colleagues on Twitter

47:06 to: Peggy George
I love using Tweetdeck to help me manage twitter!

47:12 to: jbrodahl
LOVE twitter

47:15 to: McTeach (Karen)
No problem! Was looking for Katie Warren's wiki about glogster, will add it later

47:17 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Frankie- I paid 59/year when it was on sale this summer- and have 200 accounts and premium. I don't know how much it is now

47:17 to: Deanna
I use tweetdeck too!

47:20 to: Peggy George
it's all in who you follow :-)

47:25 to: Annie
Tweekdeck is awesome!

47:28 to: Deanna
I agree Peggy!

47:31 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Can't survive without my Tweetdeck.

47:32 to: Kay 1
I still have a dial phone....what's twitter?!!!

47:37 to: Sally
I'm just starting on twitter but I'm not sure how to find people to follow?

47:43 to: ProfessorNana
thanks, Donalyn.

47:45 to: Tom Krawczewicz
I was reminded of this session on Twitter. :)

47:51 to: Peggy George (Because Digital Writing Matters: National Writing Project book)

47:52 to: Susie Highley
I like hootsuite for connecting twitter, facebook, linked in, etc

47:52 to: Len H
lol, I was refering to who my kids follow. Biebermania

47:52 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
me too :-)

47:55 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I have great PLN members from Twitter here in this session.

48:00 to: Peggy George (The Social Networked Classroom:Teaching in the New Media Age by Willia

48:00 to: Peggy George
m Kist)

48:03 to: Paul W. Hankins
Don't follow me. Oh. Wait. Okay. You can follow me.

48:10 to: frankie
Good point Jane. Well stated.

48:11 to: clinds
I've been using Blabberize with students which I love but the site has problems (really slow, can't access) so I actually wish there was a paid version that might lead to better service.

48:12 to: Peggy George (The Tech Savvy English Classroom by Sara Kajder)

48:12 to: jbrodahl
Twitter is why I'm here

48:20 to: dkwi 1
(@dkwi) follow me

48:26 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
yes definitely.. you can't miss Paul's conversations with Donalyn and others :-)

48:30 to: McTeach (Karen)
If you're looking for teachers to follow on twitter, check here:

48:36 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Sally- just check out some of the people you follow and follow the people they follow to start. Some one can probably give you a list of educators on twitter- and you can sort by age

48:45 to: @rogueteaching
Follow @donalynbooks This is how I got here too

48:48 to: Peggy George
thanks for posting your twitter ID! I'm @pgeorge and would love to connect with you!

48:53 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) Follow me.

48:55 to: Susie Highley
look to see who the people you admire are retweeting, too.

49:03 to: Lorna Costantini

49:06 to: Jeff Horwitz

49:08 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
i am @flourishingkids and love Twitter and the connections I have made

49:13 to: Len H
I do Paula! hehe :)

49:14 to: Kim Caise
our twitter id is

49:15 to: Peggy George (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Wi

49:15 to: Peggy George
ll Richardson, 3rd Edition)

49:17 to: Paul W. Hankins
@ProfessorNana (Teri Lesesne) @donalynbooks (Donalyn Miller) @writer (Penny Kittle)

49:26 to: Tom Krawczewicz
I found a bunch of great ideas in The Socially Networked Classroo, many of which were not tech based

49:26 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I know you do Len.

49:39 to: Technoqueen
Can you give us the list of people mention to follow?

49:43 to: Jon 2

49:47 to: Peggy George (American Association of School Librarians: Independent Reading and School Achievement)

49:50 to: Julie (aka TWRCtankcom)
I'm @TWRCtankcom on Twitter and I've learned so much from my Twitter PLN! Thank you. Many of you are here. :)

49:55 to: Kim Caise
we can work on creating a tweeple

50:06 to: Peggy George
read some of the research about independent reading!!! kids need to be reading and not just filling in bubbles

50:10 to: Kim Caise
the chat log will be posted after this session concludes

50:13 to: Technoqueen
How saddddd

50:21 to: Jon 2
Love read aloud

50:24 to: Paige
would love the link on the video for the classics

50:26 to: Tom Krawczewicz
I am @tkraz on Twitter

50:33 to: Peggy George (The Effects of Independent Reading on Reading Achievement)

50:34 to: Len H
follw me @Len_Horn on twitter

50:40 to: ProfessorNana

50:41 to: Paige
I am @paige928 on twitter

50:47 to: Paul W. Hankins
Donalyn's reading invitation allows for classics and contemporary works to be in the same room.

50:47 to: Kim Caise

50:53 to: Hellen
Students don't read assigned reading:

50:54 to: Orlama
@orlama I think newspapers, comics, graphic novels should be part of classroom reading

50:55 to: Peggy George (Donalyn Miller: How to Accelerate a Reader)

50:57 to: Annie
palmeram on twitter

51:01 to: Hellen

51:05 to: Kay 1
What are your feelings about reaching the dormant reader when you have a VERY large class? (32)

51:13 to: Peggy George
fabulous list she just gave us!!!!

51:13 to: ProfessorNana
Great answer on AR. My standard one as well.

51:16 to: Mary P
Agree, very expensive

51:28 to: Paul W. Hankins
Teri Lesesne's Reading Ladders is a great resource to see how titles ladder up, down, across. . .go get this book.

51:31 to: Danette
My older son learned how to pass the AR tests without reading the whole book

51:31 to: Paul W. Hankins

51:38 to: Betsy_Long
Or the library!

51:39 to: lbott
I agree on your AR assessment. Students want new, high interest literature.

51:42 to: Paige
Had a Jr. in 9th grade Engilsh just read his first book ever on his own!!! AMAZING

51:48 to: frankie
Thank you Donalynn for sharing your love of reading and affirming the ELAR teachers who want to do the same. You've given my inner reader a voice. Because of that, I have several parents who are amaze

51:48 to: frankie
d at how often their children are reading at home, in the car, etc and THEY LIKE IT. The power to choose is paramount to foster a love of reading.

51:52 to: jbrodahl

51:54 to: Tom Krawczewicz
I have found that finding reading that works with your students (I teach at an all male high school) is extremely important in getting them to read each night

51:56 to: Peggy George
my second grade grandson was reading Harry Potter at home and teacher wouldn't let him "count" it because it wasn't on their AR list! :-(

52:19 to: Peggy George (Education World: The Book Whisperer-Inspiring Kids to Read)

52:20 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Unbelievable, Peggy.

52:25 to: Technoqueen
I am hoping our online catalogs will develop tools to attach web tools to our books--has anyone heard of this yet?

52:35 to: Lorraine Leo
Do you have some students who prefer reading only nonfiction books or only fiction books? Or students who only read about topics that they are passionate about? Do you suggest a balance or do they n

52:35 to: Lorraine Leo
aturally expand on their reading interests?

52:39 to: Classroom 2.0 LIVE - The Book Whisperer with Donalyn MIller
Unfortunately, very little money ends up in the hands of teachers to spend at their discretion for classroom books, etc. even if it is not being spent on programs such as AR.

52:41 to: Peggy George
great idea Technoqueen!!

52:49 to: Technoqueen
Book reviews written are in Destiny Catalog

52:50 to: Kay 1
Peggy's grandson's teacher should be fired~

53:01 to: ProfessorNana
difference bwtween standards and strandardization?

53:03 to: Peggy George
I agree Kay!!!

53:04 to: Joan Young @flourishingkids
Thank you for a wonderful and running to the day

53:05 to: Mary P
Peggy's story seems to be very common

53:07 to: McTeach (Karen)
I told my 7th graders that we wouldn't be doing "regular" book reviews this year. They were beyond thrilled!!!

53:12 to: Peggy George
but it was school policy!! :-(

53:22 to: @rogueteaching
Agree on not "standardizing" authentic response to literature

53:24 to: Sally

53:27 to: Tom Krawczewicz
My concern with a program like AR is the motivation when they are done (summer, etc.). Does the introduction to reading keep them motivated after?

53:35 to: Len H
What was that social networking site for edugeeks?

53:37 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Technoqueen Look into using QR codes to insert into books that with take students to links for projects.

53:48 to: Peggy George
great point Tom!!! I don't think it does. They read to get the points.

53:59 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Can I be cheeky and flag up this google map of the location of the setting of books? It is very eurocentric and looking for children to add their favourites in North America.

53:59 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)

54:00 to: @rogueteaching
Can't cookie cut a student generated rubric

54:03 to: Paige
the new book blog site from scholastic is also available

54:16 to: Paul W. Hankins
Programs like AR and RC are often five to six months behind publishing trends for young readers. Consider this a de-motivator for your avid readers.

54:22 to: Peggy George
sometimes IT depts block sites because they are not interpreting the CIPA requirements correctly

54:27 to: Kay 1
What's the scholastic book blog site?

54:46 to: @rogueteaching
kidblog is available for elementary

54:46 to: Peggy George
fabulous link Bill!! Thanks for sharing it. We should all add to it

55:04 to: Debbie Tanner
Thanks Bill-cool link

55:24 to: @rogueteaching
@readingcountess uses kidblog with her 5th graders

55:26 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Thanks Peggy - it is slowly building but hopefully will become a wonderful resource

55:33 to: clinds
I did Wordle with 1st graders - they made an About Me Wordle and had no problem using this tool and changing the look of it until they were happy with their word cloud.

55:33 to: Jeff Horwitz
I like AR simply for a comprehension check. We don't use the points at all. It CANNOT be for motivation

55:40 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Bill Lord thanks for sharing that link.

55:56 to: Peggy George
great example clinds!! I know Kdg tchrs that are using Wordle too

56:16 to: mrlane
we use percentage score per test

56:19 to: dkwi 1
What about PhotoStory? Has anyone downloaded for their classrooms? It's free too

56:35 to: jbrodahl
love photostory

56:38 to: patti r
35 is our average class size

56:39 to: Paul W. Hankins
Our kids were not excited about Mockingjay UNTIL it was on RC. Can you pinpoint the motivation in this example?

56:40 to: Kay 1
Donalyn, I used your interest-a lyzer for my students and it really helped me determine HOW to get the right books into their hands. Thanks!

56:42 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Photostory is a great tool forPC users.

56:43 to: Deanna
We use photostory a lot! Easy with my 1st graders too!

56:45 to: @rogueteaching
Yes, we have over 1600 kids on our campus

56:47 to: Debbie Tanner
if you have a mac you can use Imovie which is awesome

56:56 to: Technoqueen
There appears to be a need for Web 2.0 tools for books that are closed but could be made public--anyone want to go into business with me? LoL

57:02 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
My students made math videos last year with Photostory.

57:09 to: Len H
how many computers / room Donalyn?

57:10 to: McTeach (Karen)
We have 36 kids in each class at my school.

57:23 to: patti r
Karen and I are both in Catholic school

57:23 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
I thnk that Photostory is wonderful and can be use for book reivews or even activities like retelling from point of view or a director's cut for showing authorial intent. The children don't even know

57:23 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
they are doing reading comprehension

57:28 to: Paige
I only have one computer in my room. Hard to do so many of these projects

57:41 to: dkwi 1
Thanks for the great input

57:46 to: McTeach (Karen)
Absolutely! I'm constantly watching the floor as I walk so I don't trip over anything.

57:54 to: Technoqueen
Paige any access to a lab?

58:02 to: McTeach (Karen)
I have numerous mystery bruises from desks and tables

58:02 to: @rogueteaching
I have 1 computer in room BUT labs are open during advisory and library has several computers. Public library is used for computers at home with students

58:12 to: Peggy George
this is a great wiki with tech resources including for reading!

58:12 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
How do you share this practice with colleagues in your own schools? In England everyone is responsible for teaching Literacy in Primary so practice can be varied even in the same establishment!

58:17 to: Paul W. Hankins
@Paige: William Kist's book, The Socially Networked Classroom may be for you. It talks about how to do it with no-tech.

58:21 to: Paige
@technoqueen - yes, but in a building with 1200 students - fills up quickly and hard to get in

58:33 to: frankie
I have three classes as well. I have there response journals due on the same day of the week so I ONLY have to respond to 15 children per day. That motivates me to stay current on the response. They a

58:33 to: frankie
lso help me to build relationships with students, which is important.

58:40 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Donalyn, how can we spread the word about letting students have free choice in their reading books?

58:42 to: Technoqueen
Paige sometimes I show them from a LCD projectors the tools and the kids go home and create!

58:43 to: McTeach (Karen)
Yay!!! Lee!!!

58:48 to: Peggy George
tech can enrich and enhance but isn't required to motivate readers! a good teacher can do that :-)

58:49 to: lbott
Thank you so much.

58:52 to: Deanna
Thanks Donalyn!! Oh..Lee is GREAT!

58:52 to: @rogueteaching
Thank you Donalyn! Awesome Ideas!

58:53 to: McTeach (Karen)
Lee is awesome!

58:53 to: Kay 1
Could there possibly be a page of suggested websites, etc. listed (ones we read today?)?

58:54 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
WooHoo Lee Kolbert.

59:03 to: Julie (aka TWRCtankcom)
Thanks for a very enjoyable hour. :)

59:04 to: Lorraine Leo
This was such an interesting topic. It's one of those webcasts that I will have to go back and listen to again, since there was so much information in the chat as well as in the presentation!

59:04 to: @rogueteaching
Can't wait to meet at TCTELA

59:07 to: Tom Krawczewicz
Thanks Donalyn! This was great.

59:07 to: Peggy George
all of our links today will be in the links

59:10 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Thankyou so much for this Donalyn - a great hour.

59:16 to: ProfessorNana
this was FANTASTIC!

59:19 to: Peggy George

59:21 to: Paige
@paulwhankins Already in my cart on amazon... I would say that great minds think alike.. but I know yours is grander than mine. But one day I may catch up

59:23 to: Donalyn Miller
I have a list of websites, as well as this powerpoint and some book lists on Slideshare

59:24 to: jbrodahl

59:27 to: Lorna Costantini

59:29 to: Susie
Thank you so much, that was fantastic! So useful

59:36 to: frankie
Thanks Donalynn.!

59:37 to: Cindy Glenn
Thank you. I'm going to spend the rest of today checking out all that you talked about. Great resources!

59:45 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I want to be a Book Whisperer too. Thanks, Donalyn. Great session.

59:51 to: Elgin Leslie
Thank you Very much!

59:55 to: jbrodahl
can we access any of this later?

1:00:03 to: jbrodahl
are there archives?

1:00:05 to: Donalyn Miller
I also have a powerpoint on Tech Tools for Teachers on Slideshare. Might be interesting for some of you.

1:00:06 to: Peggy George
we will post the chat log in the archives later today and you will be able to click on any of the links shared today to find them again

1:00:10 to: Lorna Costantini

1:00:11 to: Sally
learned so much today thanks to all of you! Donalyn has inspired me to do more.

1:00:12 to: Donna
Donna: I am completely blown away with this resource and the information I received today. The rest of my day is going to be an expedition in the sites and links you've mentioned!

1:00:13 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
For those of us on the other side of the pond what is Lee Kolbert's area - you all got very excited when his name was mentioned and I feel I ought to know :-)

1:00:23 to: Nancy Porter
Thanks so much! Great session!

1:00:25 to: Len H
I LOVE my Saturdays with Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

1:00:28 to: patti r
Lee is a she

1:00:30 to: dkwi 1
Thanks Donalyn, enjoyed today as well as your speech at NWP and twitter comments :)

1:00:32 to: Doris Dickerson
Thanks, Great session! Doris

1:00:34 to: Peggy George
My Amazon card will be busy today :-)

1:00:35 to: Donalyn Miller
Thank you for joining us today for my first every Elluminate session hosting!

1:00:44 to: Donalyn Miller
first ever.

1:00:49 to: Deanna
Lee is a she! A GREAT she with lots of knowledge!

1:00:56 to: nikki
Thanks so much...and to Tammy with today's CC!

1:00:56 to: Lorna Costantini
Lee is in Palm Bee h County Florida

1:01:03 to: McTeach (Karen)
Awesome show, Donalyn!! Thank you!

1:01:05 to: Peggy George
if you request a certificate and don't receive it be sure to contact me because sometimes things happen with technology

1:01:10 to: Technoqueen
I love site Tons of tools

1:01:10 to: Tina
Such an inspiring session, with SO many great resources introduced. Thanks Donalyn!

1:01:15 to: Peggy George
I get your email address from the survey you fill in

1:01:15 to: McTeach (Karen)
Whoa...Kim went back in time for a moment

1:01:15 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Lee Kolbert is a fourth grade teacher in Florida. She writes a Geeky Mom blog and shares lots on Twitter.

1:01:17 to: Len H
Donalyn, I'm curious as to how many computers you have avail in your room?

1:01:34 to: jbrodahl
write that for us

1:01:40 to: Donalyn Miller
I have access to a computer cart w/ 24 netbooks on it. I share this cart with three other teachers.

1:01:42 to: Doris Dickerson
You did a great job! Doris

1:01:43 to: Peggy George
I love being able to re-watch our shows on my iphone/ipod through itunesu :-)

1:01:50 to: Len H

1:01:53 to: Donalyn Miller
I do not have one-to-one access available at any time.

1:02:02 to: jbrodahl
Yay Donalyn!! I'm so glad I found her on Twitter

1:02:06 to: Technoqueen
Thanks for a great sessions!

1:02:07 to: Nancy Porter
Please repeat the itunes address.

1:02:11 to: Paige
Thank you

1:02:15 to: Peggy George
This has been fabulous Donalyn!!! (as I knew it would be!!!) Thank you!

1:02:21 to: Donalyn Miller
Looking forward to Lee!

1:02:28 to: Donalyn Miller
Thank you, Peggy.

1:02:38 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Thank you so much Donalyn - it warmed me up on such a cold night. I'm off to sit in front of the fire when this is finished

1:02:40 to: Peggy George

1:02:47 to: Len H
She has 24

1:02:54 to: Len H
on a cart

1:03:08 to: Peggy George
you can find the link to itunesu on our website too with a short video tutorial about how to sign up

1:03:10 to: Donalyn Miller
I have access to a computer cart w/ 24 netbooks on it. I share this cart w/three other teachers

1:03:33 to: Paige
Will the link show up to receice a certificate?

1:03:36 to: dkwi 1
Donalyn are you working on another book at this time/

1:03:37 to: Peggy George
can you share more about how you do your lit circles?

1:03:41 to: Susie Highley
Donalyn: What's your choice for this year's Newbery?

1:03:45 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Do your kids blog recommendations?

1:03:57 to: frankie
Pardon my typo *Donalyn*

1:04:00 to: Peggy George
can you click on your mic Donalyn?

1:04:08 to: Peggy George

1:04:22 to: Deanna
YES! Another book! :)

1:04:22 to: Peggy George
Forever Readers--new book coming!! Yeah!!!!

1:04:23 to: Jon 2
Are the net books enough or do you wsih you had something else?

1:04:43 to: Peggy George

1:04:45 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yeah, a new book by Donalyn.

1:05:01 to: Peggy George
That is an amazing book! Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

1:05:13 to: Lorena
i've had lots of students come back to tell me how much they love "out of my mind" by sharon draper

1:05:25 to: Peggy George
follow Donalyn on Twitter and her blog and you're get all of these hot tips :-)

1:05:34 to: Peggy George

1:05:37 to: McTeach (Karen)
I'll be going to Borders today!

1:05:46 to: Susie Highley
You should mention your #bookaday on twitter

1:05:47 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Jon 2 Net books are great because you can get more of them for the price of more expensive laptop.

1:05:51 to: Len H
yes, Bill

1:05:58 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Bill.

1:05:59 to: Peggy George
I get free 2 day shipping from Amazong with my premium membership and I know my UPS guy really well :-)

1:06:11 to: Len H

1:06:14 to: Peggy George
great question Bill!!!!

1:06:41 to: Peggy George!/donalynbooks (Follow Donalyn Miller on Twitter)

1:07:05 to: clinds
Has anyone used Pixie? I'm looking for software for younger students (grades 1 and 2) to publish writing. Any ideas would be really appreciated!

1:07:05 to: frankie
Donalyn, I would love to come visit/observe your classroom. Are you charging admission (giggles)?

1:07:12 to: Kim Caise

1:07:15 to: Peggy George
me too frankie!

1:07:24 to: McTeach (Karen)
Great idea!

1:07:29 to: Peggy George
good idea! charge admission to buy more books :-)

1:07:41 to: Tom Krawczewicz
Ustream + advertising? :)

1:07:42 to: Jeff Horwitz
check out our reading blog:

1:07:52 to: frankie
I'm in Birdville ISD, I will Facebook or e-mail you to arrange a visit.

1:07:55 to: Jeff Horwitz

1:07:57 to: Donna
Donna: Where are you in TX, Donalyn?

1:08:05 to: Peggy George
yes much advertising on ustream :-(

1:08:21 to: Peggy George
but you can post youtube videos and not include the ads

1:08:33 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
No I pressed the wrong button!!!!

1:08:37 to: Peggy George

1:08:53 to: Peggy George
talk more about lit circles

1:09:05 to: Jon 2
what about saving?

1:09:19 to: Len H
Social Network site for edugeeks? What was the link for that site?

1:09:19 to: Peggy George
saving what Jon 2?

1:09:29 to: Jon 2
Paula what about saving?

1:09:54 to: McTeach (Karen) you mean GoodReads?

1:10:03 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Jeff I'll email you now with some times I can do. I would love your kids to fill in books and to share the map with other children in the school / across the country

1:10:18 to: Jeff Horwitz
sounds good

1:10:20 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Thanks everyone. Have to go do some errands. Thank you so much for a great session on reading. Everyone should love to read. Help Donalyn spread the word.

1:10:22 to: Jon 2
example word photos

1:10:28 to: frankie
Library is soooo important and having a great librarian who understands the student's right to read is amazing. At the middle school this is so important. I teach sixth grade and we are on the schedul

1:10:28 to: frankie
e once a week to every other week just like when I taught elementary.

1:10:30 to: McTeach (Karen)
I'd love to arrange a field trip to the new city library near us. It's gorgeous!!!

1:10:31 to: Peggy George
Have a great day Paula!

1:10:32 to: Susie Highley
part of the problem is also the number of librarians who have been cut

1:10:39 to: McTeach (Karen)
Bye Paula! Have a great day!

1:10:43 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
TY Peggy.

1:10:51 to: jbrodahl
our district is doing away with certified people running libraries

1:10:58 to: Larry A
Librians need to be seen as experts of books, research and information

1:11:03 to: dkwi 1
Former librarian turned 4th gr teacher here

1:11:19 to: Len H
That is what has happened at my school, Kim. :(

1:11:19 to: Peggy George
I had to buy a new storage shed for my back yard to store all of my professional books! Can't live without them! Now I've remodeled so I can have them inside my house :-)

1:11:26 to: Jane
Thanks for supporting the importance of the library. The librarian and classroom teachers working together are what all students deserve and need.

1:11:31 to: Jon 2
what is your feeling on e book?

1:11:32 to: frankie
The librarian helps me point students to books and encourages students to come back in before and after school, between classes so they are always reading.

1:11:38 to: Susie Highley
many places are cutting librarians and book budgets at the same time. After all, they think kids can get everything on the internet

1:11:41 to: Lorna Costantini
That is a reality here as well - fewer and fewer librarians running school libraries

1:11:44 to: Donna
Donna: I'm spending a lot of time putting irresitible books in the classrooms from the library. I change them out often. They sit on the "chalk tray" and the teacher sends me an e-mail when a kid c

1:11:44 to: Donna
hooses one.

1:11:47 to: jbrodahl
yes, thank you Donalyn for supporting libraries!!!

1:11:48 to: Larry A
Librarians can teach how to do research among many referrences and resources if we ask them

1:11:51 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
We are losing public libraries with the huge budget cuts in England as well which is a significant problem

1:11:54 to: Peggy George
I love the model of the library as the hub of the school that Kim Cofino has in Bangkok!

1:12:16 to: Kim Caise
very sad state for librarians bill globally

1:12:36 to: Jon 2

1:12:38 to: jbrodahl
a parent took over one of our libraries

1:12:45 to: frankie
As an ELAR teacher, some of us may have to educate our librarians (gently) on how to create a hub of learning. Our middle school librarian has Book Bites. They enjoy a common novel and snacks.

1:13:01 to: Larry A
Librarians should become active resources for teachers about how to use web 2.0, research, etc. We need experts to show us how even if we can use the web for a lot of things

1:13:11 to: Peggy George
they have cut back the hours in many of our public libraries

1:13:21 to: frankie
My daughter's elementary librarian has a book blooging club. One book, share comments through a blog and book discussions over snacks.

1:13:41 to: Peggy George
the librarian special interest group for ISTE is a fabulous group to interact with!

1:13:57 to: frankie
Again ELAR teacher's have to reach out to collaborate and educate.

1:14:36 to: Jeff Horwitz
any elementary teachers out there have readers that would like to connect with St. Louis second graders?

1:14:43 to: Jeff Horwitz
blog followers?

1:14:47 to: Len H
I wish all of our stat legislators had to teach in our classrooms for 2 weeks. Then they would maybe get a clue.

1:14:52 to: Lorraine Leo
Do students have the option of listening to ebooks?

1:15:07 to: Tammy Moore
@Len - great idea ;)

1:15:25 to: Technoqueen
May I use your Idea Book Bites or Bytes for my book chat? I have been book chat--boring

1:15:34 to: Peggy George
saw this post on the EDTECH listserv today and was happy to see these TX survey results: People were asked to complete a short survey and describe
> their staffing. I hoped to hear from 30 or so respo

1:15:34 to: Peggy George
ndents. So far the number
> is at 64! Of these, 31 districts still have a library in every school, and
> the rest have varying degrees of sharing.

1:15:41 to: frankie
@Len H -excellent point.

1:15:48 to: McTeach (Karen)
Awesome response!

1:15:54 to: Technoqueen
I have used an iPad Touch for reading

1:16:17 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Can i be really cheeky again and ask everyone to fire off the name of their favourite children's book at the moment. It would be wonderful! My present favourite by an English author is The Black Book

1:16:17 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
of Secrets by F.E. Higgins (10+)

1:16:18 to: Peggy George
that's a great point about the paper books! wonderful to be able to share them

1:16:21 to: Technoqueen
Research shows that teens like to do more than just reading

1:16:25 to: McTeach (Karen)
Plus, I just LOVE the feel of a book in my hands!

1:16:40 to: Len H
Exactly, Karen!

1:16:54 to: Technoqueen
Non-fiction digital Novel--print

1:17:04 to: jbrodahl

1:17:06 to: Peggy George
I don't think paper books will ever completely disappear!!

1:17:12 to: frankie
It's not mine, but I'm sure our librarian won't mind. You can contact her at North Ridge Middle School in North Richland Hills Texas

1:17:22 to: McTeach (Karen)
I hope so!

1:17:31 to: Jon 2
I love lit circles

1:17:38 to: Jeff Horwitz
me too dona!

1:17:46 to: Jeff Horwitz
we're going for 1,000,000 minutes!

1:17:52 to: Peggy George
that's what I wanted to hear about :-) lit circles are organized around assigned reading

1:17:56 to: Jeff Horwitz
120,000 so far!

1:18:04 to: Peggy George
wow Jeff!! incredible!!!

1:18:10 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thinking about doing lit circles where each student reads what they want. They just get together once a week to share what they're reading.

1:18:20 to: frankie
@Larry. Does our district have technology specialist. Those individuals should be your resource.

1:18:26 to: Jon 2
we meet three times a week

1:18:33 to: Jeff Horwitz
we use voicethread as our lit circle subsitute to do what you're talking about McTeach

1:18:35 to: Jon 2

1:18:36 to: Peggy George
Karen can you take the mic to share how you do that?

1:18:54 to: McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I haven't done it yet. Just planning.

1:19:11 to: Jon 2
I use role sheet pages

1:19:26 to: Jon 2

1:19:26 to: Jeff Horwitz
kids make commercials for their books and give spoilers

1:19:27 to: dkwi 1
I'm just starting Lit Circles with 4th gr, I agree about independent reading, but it has been a nice graduation from picture books to chapter book, I think I'm modeling more of what they need to do in

1:19:27 to: dkwi 1
dependently as a whole class, but I dont' think I would do this all the time

1:19:32 to: Jeff Horwitz
they record their fluency too

1:19:37 to: Peggy George
when you do it face to face there can be more interaction with kids asking each other questions than with something like voicethread--although I love voicethread

1:19:44 to: Jon 2
they are to focous the reading'

1:19:49 to: Technoqueen
We have to role sheets for recorder, vocab, quote taker etc.

1:20:19 to: Susie Highley
what are you reading now, Donalyn?

1:20:25 to: Len H
Thanks again, Donalyn! :)

1:20:35 to: Deanna
Have you read Matched yet?

1:20:45 to: McTeach (Karen)
Wish I could read a book a day!

1:20:50 to: Technoqueen
me too

1:20:50 to: Peggy George
I'll bet she has several books going at once :-) I can't do that--get my characters confused

1:20:59 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Thanks ever so much, Donalyn. I'm off to sit in front of the fire

1:21:03 to: Susie Highley
I've signed up!

1:21:12 to: Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!!

1:21:30 to: Susie Highley
I've heard of that recently

1:21:35 to: Jane
I can't begin to read a book a day! I wish I could. How many hours a day do you spend reading?

1:21:36 to: Jon 2
grade level?

1:21:38 to: Peggy George
I love the kids books!!

1:22:02 to: Peggy George
I want to be in Donalyn's room!!! So inspiring!!!

1:22:03 to: Donalyn Miller
VESTED lesson plan

1:22:13 to: frankie
This was awesome! I hate to go, but I think my children are torturing each other. Everyone have a great weekend. Wonderful to spend a litle time with like minded folks. Tootles

1:22:27 to: Peggy George
thank you so much Donalyn!!!

1:22:31 to: Len H
Geek question: What headset are you using, Donalyn?

1:22:36 to: Susie Highley
THanks so much!

1:22:36 to: Peggy George
WE'll get the recordings posted ASAP

1:22:40 to: Donalyn Miller

1:22:43 to: Len H
great, thanks

1:22:47 to: jbrodahl

1:23:00 to: Donalyn Miller

1:23:13 to: Jon 2
Thank you, I look fowarad to this every Saturday!

1:23:19 to: chad h
author of kids book again?

1:23:22 to: Donalyn Miller
also Facebook fanpage for The Book Whisperer

1:23:30 to: Len H
Awesome session!

1:23:33 to: Donalyn Miller
Barbara O'Connor

1:23:34 to: Peggy George
I'll send out a tweet as soon as the recording is posted and it will be in the archives.

1:23:41 to: Jane
Thank you.

1:23:48 to: Peggy George
bye everyone! be sure to log out so you'll get the survey

1:23:56 to: Donalyn Miller
Thank you for inviting me to participate!

1:23:58 to: Bill Lord (@Joga5)
Peggy - which twitter address is that sent from?

1:24:00 to: Lorraine Leo
Thanks once again! A great session!

1:24:02 to: Peggy George
once everyone is logged out of the room the recording will process :-)

1:24:11 to: McTeach (Karen)
Awesome show, Donalyn! Thank you so much!!!!

1:24:14 to: Peggy George
my twitter address and also liveclass20

1:24:21 to: Jon 2

1:24:23 to: Nancy Krakowka
great session

1:24:28 to: Deanna
Thanks! :) Love learning here! I'll be back to learn from Lee!