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Celebrating 20 years of booktalk sharing with Nancy

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Booktalks are an art form. They are low-key, personal commercials that encourage children (and other potential readers) to connect with books. They are teasers, designed to sell a book. After a powerful grabber, they might include simple summaries, dramatic readings, a presentation in the voice of a character, a sharing of a dramatic moment. They […]

Edublogs Awards 2010

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Nominations are now open for the 7th annual 2010 Edublogs Awards. Think of this event as an opportunity to celebrate your favorite blogs, but more importantly, as an opportunity to discover and explore outstanding blogs  and also tweeters and podcasters and wiki owners and hosts of online communities and media producers you have never heard […]

Touring: Museum and tour apps and what they may mean for learners

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This morning my husband and I visited the Late Renoir exhibit at our Philadelphia Museum of Art.  While enjoying the audio tour led by two distinguished curators, I wondered if the museum also had an app for that. I wondered, if beyond those temporary exhibits we regularly tour, if our museum offered tours of the […]