06-07-15 Chat Archive

@yabooksandmore hosts #txeduchat on Summer Reading

  1. Welcome to #txeduchat everyone! Let's start with intros and a photo of the book(s) you are going to read this summer!
  2. Hi everyone, Tom - Educator in North Texas, great to have some reading time this summer! #txeduchat
  3. Hey y'all! Jessica, instructional coach from TX there's more on the way to my shelfie! #txeduchat http://t.co/db89drVCHR
    Hey y'all! Jessica, instructional coach from TX there's more on the way to my shelfie! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/db89drVCHR
  4. Rachel fr/Stephenville. Just started tweeting at TLA this year. My "to read pile" is also from TLA.   #txeduchat http://t.co/YBq0ATUbrv
    Rachel fr/Stephenville. Just started tweeting at TLA this year. My "to read pile" is also from TLA. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/YBq0ATUbrv
  5. Hello #txeduchat! Happy to be here on a Sunday night! I'm Heidi & I teach 5th grade in Merton, WI. Pic of my summer reading coming soon!
  6. Reminder: Be sure to use the #txeduchat hashtag on your tweets so that others can follow along.
  7. I'm Aaron Hogan, high school AP in College Station. Looking forward to reading (& rereading) some of these #txeduchat http://t.co/GZOBLQiHTS
    I'm Aaron Hogan, high school AP in College Station. Looking forward to reading (& rereading) some of these #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/GZOBLQiHTS
  8. Genise, Administrator in Birmingham. Hello everyone! #txeduchat
  9. Hello #txeduchat! Todd Schmidt, Elem principal in SoCal...trying to take a screen shot of my Kindle app to show summer reading!
  10. Woohoo Summer reading! Have to read my #txla15 TBR pile and new #maker books from @DrPeppler ! #txeduchat
  11. .@aaron_hogan Read a bit from Daring Greatly last week. That's some good stuff. #txeduchat
  12. Tracy fro@ beautiful BC. Still 3 weeks to go till summer. Can't wait to read! #txeduchat
  13. Here are my choices! Also hoping to get them signed by the authors in person! #txeduchat http://t.co/ThyCI0JoJg
    Here are my choices! Also hoping to get them signed by the authors in person! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/ThyCI0JoJg
  14. #txeduchat urbie, instructional designer from arizona.. my summer reading material http://t.co/hfrThZ7wKn
    #txeduchat urbie, instructional designer from arizona.. my summer reading material pic.twitter.com/hfrThZ7wKn
  15. @ReidGenise Welcome Genise, great to have you here, look forward to hearing what you are reading this summer! #txeduchat
  16. Howdy #txeduchat Barbara from Friendswood, sharing a friend's summer reading stack as it parallels mine & has my book http://t.co/iIi60jCnX0
    Howdy #txeduchat Barbara from Friendswood, sharing a friend's summer reading stack as it parallels mine & has my book pic.twitter.com/iIi60jCnX0
  17. @LVondersaar Big fan of any book about the greatness of Disney. Hadn't seen that one yet. #txeduchat
  18. HELLO SUMMER TIME! It is great to see so many folks in #txeduchat tonight!
  19. @BarbaraGruener Ooh! Hello, Barbara! I like that book you have on top there! :) Hope you are well my friend! #txeduchat
  20. A1: Absolutely! Recharges, revitalizes, and reinvigorates! #txeduchat
  21. Karyn, elementary librarian from Houston. Here are my #kidlit and adult lit choices to start! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/4Z52RuEsNW
  22. @MrsJones_Merton Well, thank you, sweet Heidi J. If I were any better, I'd have to be twins! You? #txeduchat
  23. A1: Yes! Especially the "off-topic" stuff. Find inspiration in the strangest places... #txeduchat
  24. #txeduchat Nick from Sydney checking in! How are y'all? Today is a holiday here so I'm out of class to join the chat!
  25. @txeduchat Actually, I'll get "Ditch That Textbook" @USMSpark next week when I meet Matt Miller in person! Can't wait! #txeduchat
  26. A1: Absolutely. We must practice what we preach. #txeduchat Model and share throughout the summer for Ss to see.
  27. A1: Yes, if we apply or set goals from what we've read...have to use it though, if it's good-if not its donated #txeduchat
  28. @Tom_Kilgore A1: YES! Summer reading helps us explore new ideas and think critically! So important! #txeduchat
  29. #txeduchat. digital learning coordinator Region 7 ESC.  Next two on my reading list are top 2 in screenshot http://t.co/X2SjGHUqBJ
    #txeduchat. digital learning coordinator Region 7 ESC. Next two on my reading list are top 2 in screenshot pic.twitter.com/X2SjGHUqBJ
  30. #txeduchat The right book in the hands of the right person can have a huge impact. Especially with teachers and education books!
  31. @sue_fitz Couldn't agree more Sue, we need to show our learners that we are learners & readers first & foremost! #txeduchat
  32. As a librarian, I use the summer to #readYAlit , but I sneak in adult books. It also gives me time to check out #maker books. #txeduchat
  33. Hello #txeduchat! Knikole from Lancaster.....no pic at grad party. Stack includes #tlp #mindset and a few more #txeduchat
  34. Hi, Anna from Australia here, will be intermittent today - holiday. #txeduchat
  35. @Tom_Kilgore Yes! Well, we r kindred pirate spirits, right?!!! I get to see @burgessdave next Monday @USMSpark conference! #txeduchat
  36. #txeduchat A1 Sadly, no summers off for me. When I hear of a book ('tis the season now seems like) that meshes well w/my interests i get it.
  37. #txeduchat Jena Ball, CritterKin creator and wearer of Not Perfect Hats weighing in from North Carolina. Sorry 2B late. Topic?
  38. "off topic" = anything not directly related to teaching. I'm inspired by bios, books on the future of search, and social sciences #txeduchat
  39. A1: Summer reading will only impact our profession if it's a good book & we apply what we learn in our classrooms! #txeduchat
  40. A1: Certainly! Provide opportunities for us to reflect, explore learning  and 2 plan utilizing new ideas.  #txeduchat http://t.co/oX4beJLhRG
    A1: Certainly! Provide opportunities for us to reflect, explore learning and 2 plan utilizing new ideas. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/oX4beJLhRG
  41. #txeduchat A1: absolutely! Summer time is when I can recharge and focus on improving me!
  42. A1. YES! so important to be readers as educators, but honestly, I'd read no matter the gig--always have, always will #txeduchat #iamareader
  43. @knikole Thanks for sharing Knikole, @burgessdave 's book is a great read! Just started new title by @PaulSolarz on Learning! #txeduchat
  44. #txeduchat A1 I don't get "summers".. Been with ESCs since 2001 .. So I read year round. Alternate between professional and entertaining
  45. #txeduchat A1 Sometimes I just read the hot parts that I can run with and try out. Sometimes I read the whole thing. #dontJudgeMe
  46. A1: Summer reading revitalizes me-gives me energy to start new year. #txeduchat
  47. A1: I will finish @PaulSolarz Learn like a Pirate this month and am ON FIRE for my student-led classes come August. #txeduchat
  48. A1: Yes, for me PD reading allows you the opportunity to widen your perspective and reflect on your current practices #txeduchat
  49. A1: summer reading is our brains auxiliary cord, connecting us to imperative content. #txeduchat
  50. A1: Summer reading deeply impact us. Ss become better readers by reading. Ss who don't read regress (or at least don't progress). #txeduchat
  51. A1 - Everything we learn helps to inform our decisions and shape our actions. You can't be too informed. Or can you? Read!😀 #txeduchat
  52. @ML_Buchanan Great point! We've got to make time to read things just for the love of reading. #txeduchat
  53. A1-summer is when I try to read things out of my favorite genres --this gives me more to recommend #txeduchat
  54. #txeduchat A1 Either way the know-how in the (mostly Kindle & some audio) books informs and grows me. Can you say 'grow synapses'?
  55. A1: Summer eliminates the time excuse for professionals to get better through reading. #txeduchat
  56. @CanadaGrant Yes! Just read. I like wandering the library and letting books jump out on their own. Never know what you'll find #txeduchat
  57. @ChaskaHighMedia LitWits - I like that! Looks like fun. I'm also reading Loving What Is by Byron Katie. #txeduchat
  58. A1 - My summer reading pile is overflowing! Can't wait to dig in while on a mini-vacation next week! Hope to consume 10+ books! #TXeduchat
  59. @gravescolleen @DianaLRendina Thank you. I can't wait to experiment with #makered and change how "guidance" class looks! #txeduchat
  60. @PaulSolarz What a wonderful problem (I have it, too) to have an overflowing to be read pile! #txeduchat
  61. A1: I'd hope that it does, but it's like anything. It'll inspire some and not others. Let's hope it inspires those needing it. #txeduchat
  62. If you've used Digital Mysteries before (free or paid), please email info@reflectivethinking.com - would love your feedback #txeduchat
  63. #txeduchat A2 Pay attention to authors. Stop reading white men so much.
  64. A1: Summer reading gives us a chance to learn more in depth than most of us can during the school year. Ideas for next year. #txeduchat
  65. A2: Intentionally read something by an innovator who isn't in your field. #txeduchat
  66. -->>Q2: Reading widely affects our knowledge base. What are ways to get out of your reading comfort zone? #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/Tom_Kilgore/status/607717482384605185 
  67. #txeduchat A1: Summer reading=give permission 2 read what want at own pace. Ts need that self-nurturance more than almost anything else
  68. A2: Book studies are good because they are usually done in small chunks and have interaction/discussion to help process #txeduchat
  69. Even though my pic is different, your pile could be my summer list @ktlewis14 #txeduchat
  70. A2: to get out of my comfort zone, I read recommendations from people who read differently from me #txeduchat
  71. TCEA have recommended many of our apps so interested to chat with #txeduchat participants to get your thoughts!  http://bit.ly/ipadmysteries 
  72. A2: that's an easy one for me! I am switching from a librarian to an administrator (I hope) I'm learning a whole new world #txeduchat
  73. A2: New ideas can be easier to digest with audiobooks. Always an option for branching out #txeduchat
  74. A2: My list of books to read is never empty. I focus on the topics I know I need for development. #txeduchat
  75. A1: Summer reading allows me time to read some of the #txla bluebonnet award books and focus on a PD book or two. #txeduchat
  76. Oops almost missed #txeduchat Faige kinder teacher in Los Angeles
  77. #txeduchat A2 The last couple years I've been reading so far outta my comfort zone i got a new zone.
  78. #txeduchat Widen your reading base by choosing texts that challenge your thinking. 'Outside-the-box' approaches will impact your viewpoint!
  79. A1: Summer reading helps me hit the ground running in the fall when it comes 2 recommendations for Ss & Ts #txeduchat
  80. A2: Designing a reading nook for Ss next year. PTA bought us new chairs.  Can't wait to design room. #txeduchat http://t.co/0qt1z4Lbl5
    A2: Designing a reading nook for Ss next year. PTA bought us new chairs. Can't wait to design room. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/0qt1z4Lbl5
  81. A2: I try to discuss my reading as much as possible. See what other perspectives people are bringing. What are they learning? #txeduchat
  82. A2: I reach out to my non-educator friends for recommendations of what they are reading and check top seller lists #txeduchat
  83. #txeduchat A2: I sometimes read nonfiction about people I don't agree with. I can't talk about what I don't know about!
  84. #txeduchat A2: Did book share w/members of my journalism group. Had 2 read what partners picked not necessarily what we wanted. Eye opening!
  85. A2: Constantly challenge your thinking and knowledge base. Read widely and out of your field of expertise. Makes a difference. #txeduchat
  86. Although retiring am excited to see what #txeduchat PLN is reading.
  87. A2:I focus on areas that are out of my comfort zone #txeduchat
  88. Subscribe by email to topics of interest: business, social media, leadership, etc. then follow those of interest on Twitter or FB #txeduchat
  89. A2: Try to identify trends and common themes/ideologies in the books I read so that I can seek alternatives. #txeduchat
  90. A1: Yes! I'm able to pause reflect & make a plan to implement and share new learning.#txeduchat
  91. A2: I look at book lists from #txla and @sljournal to find new books my students might like. #txeduchat
  92. @NKeithBlend Or to fill in the travel time to and from work. Make use of those minutes/hours. #txeduchat
  93. @edvents #txeduchat I just realized it this year and now it informs my shopping heavily.
  94. A2: Select a myriad of books for professional and personal interest and select books that may present a learning challenge to us. #txeduchat
  95. A3: I did away with my summer reading book for Ts this summer in exchange for developing PLNs #txeduchat
  96. A2: Reading suggested titles from my Ss-not a fan of the zombie-Ss insisted I try! Starting 1st MLS class Monday. #txeduchat
  97. A3: Required summer list? No. List of peer-recommended books? Yes. #txeduchat
  98. @Tom_Kilgore I am not good with "required reading lists" for any reason...Optional, Possible, Suggested yes...#txeduchat
  99. A3: I don't mind as long as it's something that will benefit Ss...I do prefer being trusted to choose what I need #txeduchat
  100. A2: I've turned to social media for recommendations. Reading Ken Follett's trilogy right now. Recommended from Lib in VT #txeduchat
  101. A3: I don't think educators should have a required list of texts, but reading should be required of all. All readers need choices #txeduchat
  102. A1: Summer reading allows me to explore beyond my normal reading- more time for professional development reading and ya lit #txeduchat
  103. @mythsysizer Sad & glad that our summer break has begun! Will enjoy the time but miss the learners already! #txeduchat
  104. Q3: we historically read a book over the summer for our theme. This year is Teach Like a Pirate. Other than that it's a choice #txeduchat
  105. A2 Join a book club and commit to reading the picks of others #txeduchat
  106. #txeduchat A3 Hmm.. only if they're different lists. Diversity is good. On second thought, The List should come from within for engagement.
  107. @ML_Buchanan I've read some really interesting books suggested by students! #txeduchat
  108. I don't know about REQUIRED but a making a list for yourself is always good. Get ideas from PLN too. A3 #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/yabooksandmore/status/607718654633861120 
  109. A3: The answer should be yes. I was just discussing that with my AP's #txeduchat
  110. @tsschmidty brilliant exchange! And I'm sure they'll find a book they'll PLN about :) #txeduchat
  111. A3: I think "required" stands opposed to "differentiated." Not every T needs the same thing. #txeduchat
  112. A2 I am comfy with Edu text, so I seek outside perspectives. Good ideas tend to lend themselves to many disciplines. #txeduchat
  113. A2 #txeduchat ASK a mentor to recommend what is a topic might be able to assist you in your next steps and what book/professional lit.
  114. @aaron_hogan what if Ts don't like to read? How do we accommodate them? #txeduchat
  115. A3 I don't see how you could be an educator without WANTING to read something #txeduchat
  116. A3: I think Dweck's Mindset should be required reading! Also anything that will help improve climate and connections. #txeduchat
  117. A3: In an ideal world maybe, but in reality we're all different & that needs to be taken into account - like reading Genius Hr. #txeduchat
  118. A3. Things worth doing have no need to be required. Educators should model proper commitment to improving. Reading is a great way #txeduchat
  119. @aaron_hogan Very true Aaron, we had a literature fair & teacher groups all read different books & "shared back" w/campus #txeduchat
  120. @yabooksandmore That is the hope! We will offer a book study as part of our differentiated PD next school year...#txeduchat
  121. A3: only what I require of myself! Although I do like summer book clubs w my #PLN ! #txeduchat
  122. @edvents The real expectation is that they learn, and continue to be learners. Don't plateau. #txeduchat
  123. A3:Not sure about required but should have recommended and Ts should join Ss in Summer Reading incentives/programs #txeduchat
  124. A3 Required reading? Are we going for compliance or engagement? Reading is only one source of growth. Educators need choice too #txeduchat
  125. A3: I think we need a year round list! I try to keep a different ebook and hard copy book going at all times. #txeduchat
  126. A3: Encouraging educators to read the same selection of books allows for a common framework and discussion #txeduchat
  127. A3: Depends on educator: if they are structured, yes; if they like to be spur of the moment, no. This keeps the fun in learning. #txeduchat
  128. @yabooksandmore My admin team currently have two summer reads that we started. I would love to start one campus wide. #txeduchat
  129. That said, I just bought each of my staff Don Wettrick's 'Pure Genius' as a thank you for their work so far this year. #txeduchat
  130. @edvents But most readers who "don't like to read" have forgotten what it's like to read smth they enjoy. I'm up for a challenge #txeduchat
  131. @verenanz Agreed! We need choice just like we facilitate/provide for our learners! #txeduchat
  132. @ktlewis14 @sljournal We talked about having a summer article club vs a book club. Time and interest driven! #txeduchat
  133. Passed years summer readings became through line 4our year's work. Also @mbgheyd often had book study 4lower elementary Ts #txeduchat
  134. @aaron_hogan of course, but I know we often suggest bc it's hard to provide other frameworks. Are there good alternatives? #txeduchat
  135. A3: Perhaps, benefit educators if the reading reflects a school or district focus for the upcoming year or targets improvement. #txeduchat
  136. A1: summer PD of any kind (books or class) will help educators stay informed and grow #txeduchat
  137. @edvents @cruisesmom Our faculty is also reading #tlap this summer. We will discuss in Design Team time and PLCs during the year #txeduchat
  138. SO happy that I have added a book to my TBR pile that was recommended to me by one of my coaches! #yestheyread #powerfulexample #txeduchat
  139. A3: we always want to reach Ss where they are yet we tend to do a one size fits all for educators #txeduchat
  140. #txeduchat Personally I read books related to strengths, weaknesses and interests. Required reading lists could kill autonomy & creativity!
  141. A3: make suggestions of books to teachers all year and organize optional book studies in summer #txeduchat
  142. A3: mandates rarely produce inspired learning. Encourage/model summer reading then promote learning w/ back-to-school share outs. #txeduchat
  143. @dubioseducator @JenaiaMorane Retiring??? How did I miss that. Say it isn't so. You'll still come to all the chats I hope! #txeduchat
  144. A3: I wonder if check-ins during the summer would be nice with a tightly curated collection of thematic articles. #txeduchat
  145. A2. To get out of your comfort zone occurs when you are honest about your weaknesses and you start striving to improve it. READ #txeduchat
  146. A3: required during school year and optional in the summer #txeduchat
  147. A3 I don't require certain books but I tell them which books are shaping the direction of PD & initiatives for the following yr. #txeduchat
  148. @edvents Sure. Set the objective as "Teachers will return from summer ready to share about something new they've learned" #txeduchat
  149. Thinking books that stretch or challenge ones thinking not a bad idea. Looking at the other or bigger picture. Hmmm? #txeduchat
  150. @edvents Then suggest reading, listening to podcasts, watching TED talks, etc. & tell people they're not limited to your choices #txeduchat
  151. I think ask who wants to join in. Or suggestions for a reading group. Fun to learn together. But not "required" #txeduchat
  152. A3: I always encourage Ts to check out YA books over the summer. #txeduchat
  153. The question is, how can we mandate a specific book to read, especially when we are advocatng S choice. Same rules for staff. #txeduchat
  154. A3 this summer, I asked who wanted to read a particular book & then bought it for who wanted it. #txeduchat So, not rqd but encouraged.
  155. A3: I also agree with having a reading list. It is one form of growth #txeduchat
  156. Thanks #txeduchat Will be back next week...time for dinner with the family!
  157. Do #txeduchat seek out diversity (broadly defined) in their reading selections? How so? #txeduchat
  158. @sue_fitz I just read El Deafo by Cece Bell and really feel like my Ts would love it and benefit from it. #empathy #txeduchat
  159. Be passionate. Ignite a flame. If you're excited about what you just read spread the word. Others will join in. #txeduchat
  160. A3: It should be suggested reading.If Ts are responsible for their growth they should choose the are that they want to work on. #txeduchat
  161. A3: my required list is my own requirement! I don't like one size fits all assignments from employers #txeduchat
  162. A4: Take the word REQUIRED off...if we create passionate readers throughout the year we don't have to force reading #txeduchat
  163. A3 - required reading, no. Suggested reading, yes. Self-directed reading. #txeduchat
  164. A3-yes! Ts and librarians should read something professional and at least one new publication geared to students they teach #txeduchat
  165. @edvents we are going to tweet this summer and the author is coming to our district. I don't know of other plans as of yet #txeduchat
  166. @aaron_hogan I like that. I spend nearly as much time listening to podcasts as I do reading. #txeduchat
  167. A4: student choice and a way to communicate about it. Online groups? Edmodo? #txeduchat
  168. A4: For students, summer reading is improved when the challenge is just right and the topic is of interest. Allow choice often! #txeduchat
  169. #txeduchat A4 Can educators make something more engaging for anyone during summer vacation? Now there's a driving question..
  170. A4 "Required summer reading" and "engagement" in the same sentence? Are kids required to read the same book? Any choice at all? #txeduchat
  171. A2: reading in areas that are not our natural zone. RDG cross curricular will help build knowledge needed in all classes.... #txeduchat
  172. Ts can talk the book up the last six weeks of school. Get as excited for what's to come #txeduchat
  173. A4 How about discussing summer reads on social media? Host Twitter chats 4 Ss. Have Ss post pics of fav passages on Instagram. #txeduchat
  174. A4: I plan on using social media to talk all summer lone about reading.  https://tackk.com/8np5vx  #txeduchat
  175. @cruisesmom that's cool to have the author come out! That's a little added incentive. How long have you been doing this? #txeduchat
  176. A4. Have students film book recommendations for their peers. So Much Fun! It should be about choice. Build "reader" behaviors. #txeduchat
  177. @klippert @JenaiaMorane Yup. Have shared my road to this@decision on my blog. Reflections have helped curb the angst #txeduchat Yes 2chats
  178. A3: Do any of you create recommended reading lists? How do you source the books? #txeduchat
  179. @edvents Great! I'd argue people who don't like podcasts just haven't found the right one just like I did with the books :) #txeduchat
  180. @dothinkeducate #txeduchat At some point we must trust that the habits & joy of learning we instill will carry nto RL - Let them be kids!
  181. A4: elicit student input, allow choice, and provide flexibility in how students demonstrate learning #txeduchat
  182. @aaron_hogan how can we engage required Rey of titles students aren't necessarily interested in? That's the difficult part #txeduchat
  183. A4: Educators can suggest summer reading and provide details to incite student interest. Important to know student preferences. #txeduchat
  184. A4: Model it throughout the year. Show the Ss the love of reading through our teaching. And challenge them and their thinking. #txeduchat
  185. A4 I'm encouraging my personal kids to read characters that intrigue them & pursue passion projects. ZERO summer "work" #txeduchat
  186. A4: Could cre8 YouTube channel of book trailers to generate interest or set up a chat or blog for kids to interact during summer #txeduchat
  187. A3: I do think it will help educators but it needs to be an agreed upon list not a force on #txeduchat
  188. A4: let Ss choose what interests them. Many of our region's Ss are rural, like I was.. No library, some with no internet. CHOICE! #txeduchat
  189. A4: Locate online reading and audiobook sources that students can access through social media; such as, Twitter, Facebook. #txeduchat
  190. #txeduchat A4 Lay out the the students the how/why they need to read books. Then find titles that match needs with interests. Maybe?
  191. @RafranzDavis many times there's a list of books to choose from, sometimes required titles...all for academics #txeduchat
  192. @aaron_hogan yep there's an ever-expanding world of podcasts on pretty much every topic you could want. #txeduchat
  193. @dothinkeducate Any suggestions on how to show them we love to read too Anna? #txeduchat
  194. Q3: I think most Ts read for PD or to get familiar with new books for Ss during the summer. Requiring is not necessary. #txeduchat
  195. A4: Ss need the context&purpose if required. Explain the why of a particular book. Regardless, choice should factor in. #txeduchat
  196. A1 Just got a hold of Learn likke a Pirate, Ditch that Textbook, 50 Things you can do with Google Classrooms. #txeduchat #txeduchat
  197. Maggies kinder T gave her books to bring home. She is excited about "first grade work" #txeduchat
  198. @aaron_hogan although I don't listen to any teacher/edu podcasts. Any recommendations to check out this summer? #txeduchat
  199. A4: I like this challenge: "Think about what you'd like to read. This summer, read a book you think you will really like." #txeduchat
  200. @JenaiaMorane So true. I think that most would baulk at having to do compulsory 'Summer homework' - I know I would. #txeduchat
  201. @RafranzDavis #txeduchat Amen. If we have filled them w/joy of learning & ignited curiosity they WILL read. Let them choose!
  202. #txeduchat To engage students in reading to learn, the majority of required reading should relate to areas of strengths or interest.
  203. A4. Active engagement. Teasers twitted, reading nights and popcorn at library, encouragement. Be the example! #txeduchat
  204. @aaron_hogan ambitious for me, but trying to balance with team focus & pedagogy. #txeduchat
  205. #txeduchat A4 If the titles come from students then reading them isn't home *work*, right?
  206. A4 Ss chhose projects to complete based on their reading. We also joined the summer reading challenge. #txeduchat
  207. A4: Writing book reviews on school FB for an eBooks. Ss can check them our all summer long. #txeduchat
  208. @dothinkeducate #txeduchat As they should! Why assume our Ss will do nothing without fear & punishment? Learning & reading should be joyful.
  209. A4: Connect their reading with something. Help students find book partners to read with. Have meet-ups, summer discussions. #txeduchat
  210. @yabooksandmore Neither my son nor my nephew will be doing this. They'll read be focusing on things that interest them instead #txeduchat
  211. #txeduchat @yabooksandmore Be sure to tell everyone at our library conference on 6/23 about this chat. Mention it in your keynote!
  212. A4 If parents on board and show interest Sts will also see value. Choice, commitment and support #txeduchat
  213. A4: read thematically: students choose book they see as fitting the theme. Then Ts engage Ss around that topic. #txeduchat
  214. A4 Need to find opportunities for Ss to discuss summer reading. I give parents HOT questions and ask for their help. #txeduchat
  215. A4: create interesting assignments to go with the readings not just dull answer the questions. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/txeduchat/status/607720587004243968 
  216. @hapyeaster @RafranzDavis we have required summer reading in some of our classes Port Huron MI #txeduchat
  217. @gravescolleen Yes, I keep track of mine over the summer and then use them as mentor sentences. Love Evernote for conferences #txeduchat
  218. If students could tweet about each chapter then they would have a summary #txeduchat
  219. @AnthonyJBuckner #txeduchat More & more I am seeing the power of making Ss storytellers too. Inspire them 2 read 2 create. It's magic.
  220. If you're wearing an Apple Watch whilst participating in #txeduchat turn off notifications. That haptic tick on my wrist is distracting.
  221. @Tom_Kilgore Love to challenge the Ss to publicly review their favourite books/comics/stories - they can speak life into reading #txeduchat
  222. @dothinkeducate We were so lucky to have authors on campus this year to talk to/sign for the kids, thanks @utalaniz ! #txeduchat
  223. A5 My nephew has decided to create a summer art series. He's creating & uploading to youtube & sharing via twitter #txeduchat
  224. A5. I will be posting videos of me book talking, tweeting photos of books & other bookish stuff, Insta & FB #txeduchat
  225. A5: Requesting summer reading pics from Ss and Ts to add to our FB and Instagram accounts. #txeduchat
  226. A5: Tweet out interesting parts (teaser) of a book and attach a link to the book title; such as Amazon etc. #txeduchat
  227. @Msjackson4real #txeduchat Did read & blog/Tweet w/5 classes & 4 states. Kids read & then taught each other what they read. Powerful!
  228. A5: I'm participating in a Twitter book study this summer to see how that process might work for students (or teachers/admin). #txeduchat
  229. @Tom_Kilgore @dothinkeducate Student question as I was book talking- "Are you PETTING that book!?!" Yes, yes I am. #txeduchat
  230. @phhscience @hapyeaster So funny. My kids would not be doing it. I'm just saying...there is really no way that they would #txeduchat
  231. @dothinkeducate Love that approach, puts the learner in role of reflecting/speaking about their experience w/a book! #txeduchat
  232. A4: I think giving Ss choice is the key to engaging them in summer reading. Our middle school gives our 5th gr Ss a great list! #txeduchat
  233. A5 Post book covers on Instagram and have Ss discuss in comments. Challenge Ss to post most thoughtful comments. #txeduchat
  234. @RafranzDavis #txeduchat There you go. When kids are empowered by what they read to want to create then the real learning begins.
  235. A3 Maybe...depends on goal. Enjoy organic independent learning during summer #txeduchat
  236. A5: Quote parts of a book on facebook, and then link to the title; or online source; if there is one. #txeduchat
  237. A5: we utilized Edmodo with Ss for a couple of summers w/TBA books. We included activities and questions to start conversations ##txeduchat
  238. . @Tom_Kilgore You're welcome, Tom! Happy to connect our readers with authors! #txeduchat
  239. #txeduchat A5 A Facebook group might do the trick. Especially if there was a way to tie what was read to what they do over summer.
  240. @JenaiaMorane He's actually empowered by what he wants to create. He reads what he wants...as we all do #txeduchat
  241. @JenaiaMorane and then if there was a theme and they read a book of choice that may tie in with it!!!#txeduchat
  242. #txeduchat Students can post on social media about progress in reading, what they read and their opinions of texts. Encourage a dialogue!
  243. A5: book talks..ie- create a GroupMe around books, book trailers are a fun way to recap books too! #txeduchat
  244. A5. Have Ts and Ss post book review or book recommendations on FB or Twitter. You can upload videos. That generates interest. #txeduchat
  245. Our summer reading list and suggestions  http://www.literaryfusions.com/2015/06/02/summer-reading/  we meet w students at bookstores to create excitement in summer #txeduchat
  246. A4 Give Ss the element of choice....books from required list perhaps #txeduchat
  247. A5: What if we used social media reading sites to let students talk about what they're enjoying from their reading? #txeduchat
  248. A5: Introduce students to blogs of their interest, provide lists, wikis, encourage sharing and online resources. #txeduchat
  249. A5: Could they use Vine to put out "6 Second Shorts" about their book? #txeduchat
  250. A5: Ss could use Instagram to take pix of things related to book; could use Vine to record discussion w/ a friend. #txeduchat
  251. A3-teachers can't be req'd out of contract, but admin making list available can help start new yr right. #txeduchat
  252. A5: Students could suggest titles and include a class/campus hashtag to talk about the titles they're enjoying. #txeduchat
  253. Sometimes summer slide worries takes over our good sense. Balance summer vacation w/kids passions they want 2experience & share #txeduchat
  254. A5: encouraging students to post book trailers of their favorite book off the summer RDG list #txeduchat
  255. @SantosVerardo when it becomes student based it becomes more real &interesting to them. Student-led v teacher-led social media #txeduchat
  256. If you haven't read Unleashing Student SuperPowers - it's a good one for the summer:  http://studentsuperpowers.com/the-book/  #txeduchat
  257. Wow! Great ideas: Vine book reviews, Pinterest book covers, iMovie book trailers, teasers via twitter, remind book suggestions #txeduchat
  258. @phhscience @hapyeaster I hear you but you cannot enforce that. Yes, the grades will depend on it, but my son would take the hit #txeduchat
  259. A5: school library open certain days to provide books to students, they pick #txeduchat
  260. @hutto2ndgrade We do like choice! My admin team had us choose books to read/review/present for colleagues, was a blast! #txeduchat
  261. I love reading young adult fiction. I'd have a lot of fun reading along with my students and discussing the different books. #txeduchat
  262. A5: Let Ss know the setting of the books they'll read next year. Let them use social to have Twitter chats to find background. #txeduchat
  263. A5: I have a dream of having a book bus to deliver books to kids #txeduchat
  264. #txeduchat Oh no!! I almost missed it!!! Intro: AP/ Instructional Techie from Texas!
  265. The same kids that fail to do homework are the ones that won't do required summer reading. This isn't new. #txeduchat
  266. A5: Encourage Ss to review and enthuse about books read, and to encourage reluctant readers through their comments - blog, tweet. #txeduchat
  267. A4: I could probably get a bunch of my friends to participate and help students digest their books too. Fun for all! #txeduchat
  268. A5-our elem librarian is hosting a summer virtual book club. Ss very excited to join in. #txeduchat
  269. @lodeannalo or plan a meet up date at the public library. Those without computers can create there with help #txeduchat
  270. @yabooksandmore I was thinking @goodreads but I know there are others. Some might suit sharing more than others. #txeduchat
  271. R def. doing this summer at my school. Also, made sure we signed up our Ss for Lib cards at Pub Lib. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/lodeannalo/status/607723782749356032 
  272. Q6: Before summer begins, how do U promote the love of reading to staff/students during the school year? #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/yabooksandmore/status/607724117148565504 
  273. @lodeannalo me too! A book bus is my dream. Or little libraries everywhere!#txeduchat
  274. A6: I blogged about what I've read and what I'll be reading (and selfishly shared four of those posts earlier in the chat) #txeduchat
  275. A6: We hope to better this year with guest readers, a book graffiti wall and campus read alouds #txeduchat
  276. A5: Also have Ss try and connect with authors via social media - nothing more exciting than a fave/retweet/reply from an author. #txeduchat
  277. A6 If you didn't make reading engaging & full of choice all year, those kids will have zero interest during the summer.