Live from Edinburgh: A Virtual Author Visit with J.K. Rowling!

On October 11, 2012, Scholastic hosted a live webcast, streamed directly into classrooms around the world, with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. She discussed books and reading, the teachers who've inspired her, how her characters came to be, and Pottermore, the online Harry Potter destination.

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  1. Classrooms across the world shared their stories and images on Twitter:
  2. Every 4th grader chose to eat lunch in the classroom so that they could watch JK webcast. @scholastic
  3. There were 1,500+ tweets sent using #hpreads -- and thousands more without the hashtag. Here's just a small sampling of the excitement and feedback!
  4. Just watched a webcast with JK Rowling with my 6th graders in Language Arts classes. Two observations: 1. Less than 5 out of 60 had read the books. Not many more had seen the movies-I blame Twilight. 2. I was reminded how much I miss Ron, Hermione, and the Boy Who Lived.
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