Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thing 8: Communication

Picture Trail is a lot of fun. I can see this as a great tool for the reading club at our school. This would be great to use for upcoming books and author features as well. I used the flick for a few pictures just to try it out.
It was so easy! I went back and did another one - a cube.
For this one I used pictures from the Hubbs Children's Literature Conference in St. Paul. The conference is held each year at St. Thomas University and features different authors and speakers. It is a wonderful event. The fee is inexpensive, the lunch is good, the Red Balloon independent book seller is there, and the authors are amazing! This year Jane Yolen and Lisa Westberg Peters were featured. Jane brought her son, Adam Stemple, along and they were the first speakers. It was a great day and a super opportunity to add to my 23 Things on a Stick. I got to met the authors, buy some books, and have them autographed. You should check it out!
I am going to use this tool a lot! I can't wait to have the opportunity to try some of the challenges - but I want to get through all the 23 things first, then I will go back and try the challenges.
I could spend days on this thing - oh, that's right - I have. It's time to move on now to thing 9 - this one has been refreshing (after thing 7: which I can't really do much with in a public school setting - all great ideas and tools though).