Monday, June 25, 2018

Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds


I absolutely love Twitter (follow me @C0FEGRL), so I was excited to read Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds. This cute picture book is about a little bird, Nerdy Birdy, who loves playing video games and his best friend Vulture, who does not like video games. Opposites do attract as these BFF's are extremely different! Yet, when they come together they have lots of fun making silly faces and taking photos of each other. 

One day, Nerdy Birdy finds a game called Tweester, allowing him to: follow people, be followed, text with followers, and play games with them. Vulture is not really impressed; however, listens to Nerdy Birdy as he brags about all of his followers. Vulture becomes bored as Nerdy Birdy pays more attention to his followers on his phone. In order to re-friend his BFF, Vulture starts a Tweester account and follows Nerdy Birdy. The relationship is saved as they reunite online. However, a new problem is created in this online friendship and he turns to his new found friends on social media for assistance. 

During this character to character conflict, a message about friendship, social media, and balance is told through both beautiful words and illustrations. It is an incredible way to teach appropriate digital citizenship to your students of all ages! I will definitely be using this book to start a social media conversation in my classroom. 


Do not forget, that there are benefits to the online world.. you can tweet with author Aaron Reynolds here! Used appropriately, apps like Twitter can allow you to connect with those around the world and grow your Professional Learning Network (PLN). Using hashtags like #P5educators #aspiringeducators #teacherbsn #bookaday #idedchat #edchat you can connect with hundreds of educators just like you! Just do not forget about your Teacher BFF next door or down the hall.  

This book was read in part of my #BookaDay Summer Reading Challenge, you can learn more about this here. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog or follow me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time .....

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