Posted by: Bill Lord | October 19, 2010

TMX presentation

Tonight I had to make my presentation for TMX from home as I was hit by manflu!

My virtual #TMX presentation

My presentation was about the Read for Joy wiki, the World map of Books and my general views on reading.

Ultimately I am looking to develop a sense of excitement around reading and hope that you will join in on the Read for Joy wiki.
Both are designed to be easy to access and use and just need people to share their ideas.

In terms of Read for Joy I foresee that people will simply add new books with the Twitter hashtag #readforjoy which can then be added to the wiki.

My presentation is here:

The Read for Joy wiki is here

Read for Joy

The World Map of Books





















If you would like to see some of the other presentations from the evening (and you should try to) Jim Maloney’s wonderful blog has details here









  1. Great presentation Bill. Maybe manflu and the video substitute is the way forward for all of us! Thanks especially for the Read for Joy wiki which is a fantastic idea and will certainly be referenced by me from now on.

  2. Loved the presentation last night and always find your blog thought provoking. I always read to my children but tend to play safe and don’t choose books that are too challenging in terms of content. I don’t think I would dare read the extract from Bumface to my class! Definitely agree about reading authors who are alive. I will try to be more adventurous in my choice of reading matter for my year 5’s.

    • I can see how Bumface would not be suitable for all classes but it worked a treat for our Year 6 group which was a bit switched off. I certainly would not have read them to the same year group the year before.

      If I can be of any help in choosing books let me know but what about The Eyeball Collector by FE Higgins?

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