Colby Sharp

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Colby Sharp is a fifth-grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. He and his wife have five children (Breslin, Dharia, Adelai, Hobbes, and Harvey). Helping kids find the books that help them fall in love with reading brings him tremendous joy. Colby has been a classroom teacher since 2006. In 2011, he started the Nerdy Book Club blog with his friend Donalyn Miller. He co-hosts The Yarn podcast with Teacher Librarian Travis Jonker. Colby also serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. You can follow Colby at his blog, Sharpread. He also helps lead the Nerdy Book Club.

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Connecting Class Social Media in Eight Simple Steps

Colby Sharp shares step-by-step guidance for linking class blogs, Twitter and private Facebook pages when sharing with families. Best of all, you can turn over the task to students.

Adventures with Author Skyping: Nuts and Bolts from My Fourth-Grade Classroom

Dozens of children’s book authors will “visit” classrooms for free twenty minute chats via the Internet. Talking with authors about books students have read takes motivation and comprehension to new levels. Colby Sharp shares the nuts and bolts of getting the most out of virtual author visits.


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