@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: Let's talk school visits! What makes a good one? How do you get them?

And? Feel free to share tips, ideas, and resources! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:00 am

@gregpincus: TOPIC: Let's talk school visits! What makes a good one? How do you get them? And? Feel free to share tips, ideas, and resources! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: Let's talk school visits! What makes a good one? How do you get them? And? Feel free to share tips, ideas, and resources! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:00 am

@ilanawaters: *Looks around empty room* Crud. I'm the only one here. *sits in chair, folds hands neatly in lap* #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:01 am

@lisabrowndraws: I'm here! *wave* RT @ilanawaters: *Looks around empty room* Crud. I'm the only one here. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:01 am

@LynneKelly: @BonnieAdamson Excited about this topic tonight-- just did my 1st school visits last week! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:02 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LynneKelly How did they go? I have yet to do one! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:02 am

@lisabrowndraws: Did my first school visit of the new year today. Brand spanking new presentation. Whew. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:02 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws I'm here to learn . . . #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:03 am

@gregpincus: Just as a quick note - last week's #mglitchat was about many aspects of school visits. Transcript is here: http://t.co/iK7hKt0a #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:03 am

@LynneKelly: @BonnieAdamson So good! Kids were great & were still asking questions on their way out the door. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:03 am

@jessStorkwrites: I don't make school visits myself, but I host author visits at the library. We have a blast. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:03 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LynneKelly What a great feeling that must've been! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@lisabrowndraws: Best school visit advice for illustrators: DRAW SOMETHING. In real time. However you do, the kids will love it. #egoboost #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@ilanawaters: @matt_janacone Yay! I HATE going to a party and not knowing anyone. *waves* #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@gregpincus: It's interesting to hear different perspectives on what makes a "good" visit. Teachers/librarians/authors/kids not always agreed #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: 0@lisabrowndraws yikes. That terrifies me. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@ilanawaters: @lisabrowndraws *waves back* Pull up a chair, won't you? *dusts one off* #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:04 am

@matt_janacone: School visits as in 'author visits'? #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:05 am

@gregpincus: @jessStorkwrites From your perspective, what makes the best visits? #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:05 am

@lisabrowndraws: Another tip, this one for teachers & librarians: visit goes much better when the kids are familiar with the author. So prep em! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:05 am

@lisabrowndraws: Don't mind if I do. RT @ilanawaters: @lisabrowndraws *waves back* Pull up a chair, won't you? *dusts one off* #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:05 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus I *thought* this chat looked familiar...#kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:05 am

@ilanawaters: #Mglitchat sees #kidlitchat cuttin' in on their action. They be hatin'. ;-)
September 19, 2012, 1:06 am

@jessStorkwrites: @lisabrowndraws This is true. I've seen @OrigamiYoda draw during his presentations and it gives the group a focal point. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:06 am

@RosanneParry: @lisabrowndraws Agreed! Kids love drawing in action. I do bring stuff from the book. Cowboy stuff for HEART, violin for FIDDLE #kidlitchat

September 19, 2012, 1:07 am

@matt_janacone: I've done a few author visits. Talked about my children's book "Finny the Friendly Shark". Very fun! :) #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:07 am

@CarolTanzman: hi, all! agree w/@lisabrowndraws that it really helps for the kids to be prepped in some way! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:07 am

@jessStorkwrites: @gregpincus When the authors talk with the kids, rather than at them. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:08 am

@matt_janacone: Kids can ask some really good questions. They're not shy! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:08 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus @jessStorkwrites Teachers like it when you build on their curriculum. Or gives them confidence in their own voice #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:09 am

@jessStorkwrites: @gregpincus I know that sounds vague, but it sets the tone for the visit. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:09 am

@ipapaverison: #kidlitchat Here's a slideshow principal made of school visit, bc teachers were great as you see & made it work! http://t.co/3atUXQKo
September 19, 2012, 1:10 am

@lisabrowndraws: Today, I spoke bout how a book is made: idea to press, showed dummies, sketches, proofs & f&gs. Kids love insider views! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:10 am

@gregpincus: @jessStorkwrites That doesn't sound vague at all. Talking with rather than at or down to makes total sense. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:11 am

@lisabrowndraws: Nother tip: give kids something to do. Ask THEM questions, too. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:11 am

@matt_janacone: @ilanawaters Let's order a pepperoni pizza! :) #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:11 am

@jessStorkwrites: @lisabrowndraws I bet that's real cool for them, to see the whole process like being behind the scenes. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:11 am

@ipapaverison: Here's a #kidlitchat slideshow principal made, bc teachers made it work; they were great as you see http://t.co/3atUXQKo
September 19, 2012, 1:12 am

@madrosenberg: Where does everyone stand on powerpoint or slides? I've heard both schools of thought. Still collecting data. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:12 am

@lisabrowndraws: @jessStorkwrites it was because I always get this q: "but how do you make the cover hard and shiny like that?" #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:12 am

@lisabrowndraws: @madrosenberg I usually do powerpoint. Invested in my own projector so I know it will work. Many classrooms have "Elmos" too… #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:13 am

@CarolTanzman: I start w/ short reading 4 m.s & h.s YA. Bit of content for teacher buyin (e.g. revising, dialogue writing), then ?'s from kids #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:13 am

@LynneKelly: @lisabrowndraws Yes, I showed kids my 1st edited ms, marked up & sticky noted by editor. Compared it to a giant graded paper! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:14 am

@jessStorkwrites: @gregpincus we had @MarcTNobleman last week. He had the kids guess which Batman comic cover came 1st, 2nd.. it got them involved #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:14 am

@lisabrowndraws: @madrosenberg …which are like new-fangled overhead projectors for regular paper. Makes it simple to show stuff to a large group #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:14 am

@CarolTanzman: I like power points. NOT too long but it gives the antsy kids something to look at :) #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:14 am

@ilanawaters: @lisabrowndraws @jessStorkwrites Ah, magical secrets only authors can know! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:14 am

@gregpincus: I always make a point of telling the kids that my work comes out perfect on the first draft. Teachers LOVE that! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:15 am

@lisabrowndraws: @LynneKelly it's great to have the kids relate to what you're doing, like "my editor is like your teacher…" #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:15 am

@LynneKelly: @madrosenberg I had a PowerPoint w/ just a few slides. Didn't read from

it, just talked about the pictures in it. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:15 am

@jessStorkwrites: @lisabrowndraws I love that question! It's like when the kids ask me where in the library I sleep. I tell my bed is in the back. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:15 am

@matt_janacone: @gregpincus I love telling kids I started out with a manual typewriter. I love the looks I get. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:16 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus Yes! And that real #writers don't have to worry about things like grammar and spelling. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:17 am

@LynneKelly: @jessStorkwrites That is adorable. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:17 am

@jessStorkwrites: Authors, what is most helpful for you to have from librarians when doing an author visit? (aside from prepping kids.) #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:18 am

@gregpincus: One of the interesting things about a Skype visit is that props and slides work totally differently. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:19 am

@matt_janacone: Alot of kids ask me if they need a computer to write. I say the computer won't write for you. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:20 am

@matt_janacone: @gregpincus I never thought about doigng a Skype visit! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:21 am

@madrosenberg: Thnks. Saw a great pres. on school visits at C Book Guild. Came away with great ideas, but speakers were divided re pp. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:22 am

@jessStorkwrites: @LynneKelly and somewhat truthful about the role of a librarian sometimes :) #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:22 am

@ilanawaters: @matt_janacone Ha-ha! Well, I suppose it's better than doing everything longhand. Tell them you used to write on stone tablets. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:23 am

@matt_janacone: And I have Skype! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:23 am

@jessStorkwrites: @madrosenberg I think power point is great if it becomes interactive, if the author asks questions of the kids. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:24 am

@matt_janacone: @ilanawaters I remember my first computer...and I never looked back. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:24 am

@matt_janacone: I don't think the kids have ever seen a manuual typewriter. It's what got me through college! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:25 am

@gregpincus: For later reading, Alexis O'Neill (@AlexisinCA) has a excellent school visit resource page: http://t.co/J7hYBbbU #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:26 am

@matt_janacone: RT @gregpincus: For later reading, Alexis O'Neill (@AlexisinCA) has a excellent school visit resource page: http://t.co/J7hYBbbU #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:26 am

@jessStorkwrites: @matt_janacone @ilanawaters Do you remember what laptops used to weigh? And that whirring cicada sound they made? #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:26 am

@CarolTanzman: RT @jessStorkwrites: If u have kids jot down a ? they'd like answered before it starts, it keeps it moving. then more ?s come up #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:28 am

@CarolTanzman: @jessStorkwrites @matt_janacone @ilanawaters -you mean that whirring cicada sound I'm now hearing isn't supposed to be there? #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:29 am

@ilanawaters: @jessStorkwrites @matt_janacone I had a word processor all through college. It was the size of a small mammal. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:29 am

@CarolTanzman: ahh, gotta go. it was fun! happy author visiting to all. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:29 am

@matt_janacone: One of the things I enjoyed was signing books. #kidlitchat http://t.co/NfR8O4Ec
September 19, 2012, 1:30 am

@ilanawaters: @CarolTanzman @jessStorkwrites @matt_janacone Uh oh....#kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:31 am

@jessStorkwrites: @CarolTanzman @matt_janacone @ilanawaters that might be your hard drive dying. Back everything up. #kidlitchat

September 19, 2012, 1:33 am

@matt_janacone: @jessStorkwrites @matt_janacone @ilanawaters I used to think laptop were a luxury. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:36 am

@ZachariahOHora: Drawing for the kids, and taking requests has been the most fun part of a school presentation, for me and the kids. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:41 am

@ZachariahOHora: Can't miss with a puppet prop, especially if it leads the kids into a dance at the end of sitting still and quietish for an hour #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:43 am

@gregpincus: Sorry for my disappearance. I'd like to tell you I just did a fast skype visit, but it was nothing that exciting. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:44 am

@LynneKelly: @gregpincus Authors who want to offer Skype visits can add a profile on the Skype An Author Network: http://t.co/RRfZO9cV #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:47 am

@ipapaverison: @jessStorkwrites I have a handout "How to Make My School Visit Work for You" that I'll be happy to share #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:48 am

@gregpincus: RT @LynneKelly Authors who want to offer Skype visits can add a profile on the Skype An Author Network http://t.co/8Hz4QnBn #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:49 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus *shakes head* I TOLD you to "hold it" till the end of #kidlitchat!

September 19, 2012, 1:52 am

@vbartles: RT @gregpincus: For later reading, Alexis O'Neill (@AlexisinCA) has a excellent school visit resource page: http://t.co/J7hYBbbU #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:53 am

@jessStorkwrites: @ipapaverison That actually would be very useful. I always like to make the visits to the most benefit for everyone. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:55 am

@vbartles: RT @gregpincus: I always make a point of telling the kids that my work comes out perfect on the first draft. Teachers LOVE that! #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 1:55 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus Thank you for hosting! See you next week. #kidlitchat
September 19, 2012, 2:01 am

@gregpincus: I must tell the rest of the world to stop during #kidlitchat hour. Sorry to be scarce, but thanks to all who came by!
September 19, 2012, 2:03 am

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