There seems to be this trend happening where everywhere I go kids want to talk about books and stuff. It’s really quite wonderful! Students at Smilie Memorial School saw a video of students at Jericho Elementary School giving book talks and they asked if they could do them too! On so many levels I think this is a good thing…not only the reading and excitement about books part but I believe it’s a good idea for kids to have opportunities to practice speaking! Seriously…it’s a valuable skill that occasionally comes in handy. The same thing happens whenever I work on a video with scholars…initially they are camera-centric…they stare at it, wave at it…and then within five minutes they’re hardly aware of it. It’s a tool…that’s all, not anything beyond that. In some ways it’s ancient tech at this point. The point is that as long as kids want to talk about books I’m going help!