Author Archives: Julie Niles Petersen

The International Reading Association’s 57th Annual Convention, 2012… Virtually

If you haven’t ever gone to an International Reading Association convention, I hope you make it there one day–they are phenomenal! Since I began attending them, this is the first one I’ve missed since 2005. Thankfully, I can follow along … Continue reading

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Using Skype in the Classroom

Skype… What’s the hype? Today, I am giving a presentation at California State University, Fullerton’s Community Literacy Festival about using Skype in the classroom. In preparation for this presentation, I did a lot of Googling and ran across many outstanding … Continue reading

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Upcoming Literacy Events

Photo Credit: There are many exciting literacy events coming up in the next few months and I thought I’d share some with you. I will list them in the order in which they take place. You can win free books … Continue reading

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Reading for a World Record & to Support Early Literacy

We Give Books & Read for the Record Are you familiar with We Give Books–a Pearson Foundation Initiative? If not, let me tell you a little bit about it. We Give Books has several literacy campaigns and they have several … Continue reading

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A Review of Social Bookmarking & Other Link Curation Tools

What I Wanted If you have followed the TWRCtank for awhile, you know that I had a long list of resources in the sidebars on the right-hand side of this blog. Several people mentioned they did not like all the … Continue reading

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