Booklandia Discusses: Seven Great Books & Mandatory Reading Logs

Scott Bedley and I chat with Colby Sharp of the Nerdy Book Club on Booklandia 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Read aloud time is always a classroom favorite.

Read aloud time is always a classroom favorite.

Booklandia taped at 6:30 AM PST today.....whew. Scott Bedley, 1/2 of the Bedley Brothers Podcast, and I, were up for the challenge. Colby Sharp has a passion for books and reading, and it shows. These are the easiest podcasts to make. All we do is share a Google Doc, let Colby share his three books, and get out of the way. Colby gives a great summary of each book, so you can decide if it is right for your students. Listening to Booklandia, is a simple way to stay current on what is out there in children's literature. 

If you are a LA teacher, go on over a visit the Nerdy Book Club website. They have consistently cranked out a blog post every single day since the winter of 2011. 

Booklandia is definitely for the elementary and middle school teachers, but this month, Colby gives two professional books for high school teachers. All the links to the show are in the handy List.ly list embeded at the bottom of this post. Please share out the list to colleagues and other people you think would be interested. That is why we take the time to make them. 

Make sure you listen at the end when Scott asks Colby about mandatory reading logs. I think this is a topic that many elementary school teachers struggle with. We have an article from Donalyn Miller, author of the Book Whisperer, with her thoughts on the subject as well. It's the last link on the embedded Listly below. 

I want some wireless Beats for my birthday.....#1stworldproblems 

I want some wireless Beats for my birthday.....#1stworldproblems 

We will be recording a new Techlandia on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM PST with Felix Jacomino. Where I will ask him the question: Why does everyone speaking at Miami Device have a huge banner ad.....except for @ipadsammy? #1stworldproblems We will also ask him real questions about the conference, what is going on at his school, and what he thinks is important in education right now. So watch for the link on the Techlandia Twitter feed Wednesday night, or just subscribe already and get it over with!