This Week’s Theme- What Are You Reading?

Whether it’s a novel, the newspaper, our Facebook feeds, or a big old stack of research papers, we are always reading something. Reading is an essential skill that we often take for granted, but imagine how challenging our lives would be if we hadn’t had the teachers and mentors who taught us how to read, understand and communicate through language. It’s how we learn, and it’s how we tell our own stories. This week we are looking for pictures that answer the question, “What are you reading?” Share with us the many instances in which you use this skill everyday. Show us what you read for pleasure, what you read professionally, and what you read with your students. Share a picture that includes a favorite quote or a picture of the book you wish everyone would read. Help us tell the #EVSCStory by sharing the stories that grab your attention as you go about your day.

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The photo was cropped in iPhoto and edited in Fotor, a great web app for photo editing.

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Read), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :)
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

We are grateful to everyone who has been helping to tell the #EVSCstory!  To date we have collected more than 600 fantastic photos, and we can’t wait to add this week’s batch to the mix! We would love to have your help in growing this project. Please consider sharing the project with your colleagues, and keep the photos coming!

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