Summer Reads

I am a voracious reader. I’ll devour pretty much anything with words. I’ve even been known to read street signs and billboards aloud, just because. Summer affords me the leisure time to catch up on books that I purchased throughout the school year. Lucky me, I know!  Sure, I read the requisite chic lit books too (hey, don’t judge).  But in truth I enjoy reading anything about history and education (not necessarily the history of education, mind you). 
On today’s docket, I finally finished reading 21st Century Skiils. Bookmarked the important passages to share with my colleagues and students.  I even wrote notes in the margin. I’m kinda Old School like that. 
Austin Kleon’s books arrived earlier than expected (thank you, Amazon Prime). I finished Steal Like an Artist and am currently working my way through Show Your Work! I wanted to jot down key points but my iPad was charging so I had to rely on my iPhone. Everyone knows it’s not the easiest thing to type on the iPhone and for a small person of stature, I feel like I have unusually large thumbs. I spend more time retyping words because I can’t seem to hit the correct key the first or second and sometimes even the third time. So I decided to take a snapshot of the passage and much to my pleasant surprise, I could upload it to Evernote. Hallelujah! I have found yet another quick way to document things for future reference. This is one happy girl. I not only soaked up a bunch of cool stuff to use with my students in September, but I also learned a new trick in Evernote.  Good stuff. =)