Sunday, August 15, 2010
PB 10 for 10 Reflections
We had a request to repeat this again and I think we are planning on doing just that! Yea! When Cathy mentioned organizing a jog, I honestly froze a bit at figuring out something new in technology. I thought, I'll let her figure it out and I can do what I'm comfortable with or had seen done with Poetry Friday or Nonfiction Mondays. Both events I join every once in awhile and I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew, I was cohosting an event. I think the jog is eye candy for the blogging world. It is visually appealing and easy to navigate to quickly see the powerful thinking of many. The number of hits the jog has received is overwhelming. Which brings me to a realization I knew. Technology is a powerful tool to connect people. Technology is a powerful tool to share ideas. Technology is a powerful tool to assist us in our planning and teaching. Technology is something I need to continue my journey with.
So, during your upcoming year whether you are in a classroom, a library, or with your own children at home...look for those top ten favorites. I think these lists could change. I think I will find old titles that I revisit or are new to me during my coming year that could make a top ten. I know there will be some great new books published this year to look for. It was so nice to see the twist people put on a top ten list, making this project personalized for them. Isn't that the best way to take ownership for something, adding your own ideas? I think it's a powerful tool to try and have our children do. A top ten list doesn't have to stay the same, that's why we need about 365 days to study picture books. We hope to have you join us next year, you guessed it, on August 10, 2011.