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Lesson Idea: Nobody Here But Me by Judith Viorst & Pictures by Christine Davenier

After reading Judith Viorst’s newly released children’s book, Nobody Here but Me - (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008) which by the way, is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier - I thought to myself, the title should read: Nobody HEARING Me.  How often are our lives and ears driven by our ipods, cell phones, blackberries, laptops, cable box etc.? If it [...]

Lesson Idea: Nobody Here But Me by Judith Viorst & Pictures by Christine Davenier

After reading Judith Viorst’s newly released children’s book, Nobody Here but Me - (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008) which by the way, is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier - I thought to myself, the title should read: Nobody HEARING Me.  How often are our lives and ears driven by our ipods, cell phones, blackberries, laptops, cable box etc.? If it [...]

Everyday People: Your Profile Is Your "Hello" by Ziana Bethune

If you’re an educator and thinking about your next big move, a good profile may the key that will unlock that door for you. Rarely do we have time to update resumes and remember all of our accomplishments – since most days of our days are spent helping students become their best. In any event, I invited an expert — writer and author, [...]

Everyday People: Your Profile Is Your "Hello" by Ziana Bethune

If you’re an educator and thinking about your next big move, a good profile may the key that will unlock that door for you. Rarely do we have time to update resumes and remember all of our accomplishments – since most days of our days are spent helping students become their best. In any event, I invited an expert — writer and author, [...]

Beijing Olympics 2008: Fun on Friday

Australian teacher, Anne Mirtschin, from ejourney with Technokids is sharing on her blog some fun Web2.0 ideas (for the classroom) to learn about the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  Mirtschin writes, choose an online cartoon maker like ToonDoo [which is FREE & FUN] to produce a cartoon strip for the local paper depicting the highlights of the opening ceremony.  Here’s my silly "comic" [...]

Beijing Olympics 2008: Fun on Friday

Australian teacher, Anne Mirtschin, from ejourney with Technokids is sharing on her blog some fun Web2.0 ideas (for the classroom) to learn about the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  Mirtschin writes, choose an online cartoon maker like ToonDoo [which is FREE & FUN] to produce a cartoon strip for the local paper depicting the highlights of the opening ceremony.  Here’s my silly "comic" [...]

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Take The Water For The Ride: A Contest!

Are you an artist? Or as J.J. from Good Times used to say, an "ARTEEST?"   I love contests, even though I never win them. And unfortunately, this contest – this time – is just for my illustrious illustrator reader(s).  (I don’t want to be presumptuous.) Here’s the deal. Last week I wrote about "Taking The WATER For The [...]

Take The Water For The Ride: A Contest!

Are you an artist? Or as J.J. from Good Times used to say, an "ARTEEST?"   I love contests, even though I never win them. And unfortunately, this contest – this time – is just for my illustrious illustrator reader(s).  (I don’t want to be presumptuous.) Here’s the deal. Last week I wrote about "Taking The WATER For The [...]