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The Mzungu Boy Lives On!!! Yes!

Want some hot-off-the-press news? I am hoping to teach in Kenya next summer! (photo courtesy of Batians View website) Here’s how it all happened. The September issue of School Library Journal magazine featured my article, A Wiki Gives a Worthy Book New Life. In the article, I explain how some books have a plethora of lesson plans [...]

The Mzungu Boy Lives On!!! Yes!

Want some hot-off-the-press news? I am hoping to teach in Kenya next summer! (photo courtesy of Batians View website) Here’s how it all happened. The September issue of School Library Journal magazine featured my article, A Wiki Gives a Worthy Book New Life. In the article, I explain how some books have a plethora of lesson plans [...]

eInstruction & Interwrite Learning: Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest

Dear readers, just in case you have forgotten, each and every Monday at Bowllan’s Blog – we –  I – devote a post to Everyday People Doing Amazing things! So today I tip my hat to the fine folks over at eInstruction  for keeping me updated on their latest contest for teachers. ( Please email me [...]

eInstruction & Interwrite Learning: Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest

Dear readers, just in case you have forgotten, each and every Monday at Bowllan’s Blog – we –  I – devote a post to Everyday People Doing Amazing things! So today I tip my hat to the fine folks over at eInstruction  for keeping me updated on their latest contest for teachers. ( Please email me [...]

A BUS LIBRARY FOR ZANZIBAR – TANZANIA

Thank you Amy for your partecipation, here a few words to support the project: The idea is to have a bus to adapt as a library. On November I’m moving to Zanzibar – Tanzania and will start educational and social projects collaborating with local charity organization. The main projects are: – A mobile Lbrary – [...]

A BUS LIBRARY FOR ZANZIBAR – TANZANIA

Thank you Amy for your partecipation, here a few words to support the project: The idea is to have a bus to adapt as a library. On November I’m moving to Zanzibar – Tanzania and will start educational and social projects collaborating with local charity organization. The main projects are: – A mobile Lbrary – [...]

Hip Hop Speaks to Children By Nikki Giovanni

Who LOVES hip hop? I do! I do! (It’s FUN ON FRIDAY day)   I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Nikki Giovanni (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2008)…to coin their term, "it’s a celebration of poetry with a beat."   Okay, where do I begin?  I’ll start with my drive to work this morning - heavy [...]

Hip Hop Speaks to Children By Nikki Giovanni

Who LOVES hip hop? I do! I do! (It’s FUN ON FRIDAY day)   I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Nikki Giovanni (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2008)…to coin their term, "it’s a celebration of poetry with a beat."   Okay, where do I begin?  I’ll start with my drive to work this morning - heavy [...]

Lesson Plans on TXTING – WHT!?

At Txt LEARNING they ask a really good and practical question, "Why tote around textbooks when you can get tons of knowledge through your cell phone?" My first reaction was, okay teachers, real innovation is forthcoming. Cell phones as a teaching tool!  Whoo hoo! Just what we need. Another little, pesky device for our technology integration [...]

Lesson Plans on TXTING – WHT!?

At Txt LEARNING they ask a really good and practical question, "Why tote around textbooks when you can get tons of knowledge through your cell phone?" My first reaction was, okay teachers, real innovation is forthcoming. Cell phones as a teaching tool!  Whoo hoo! Just what we need. Another little, pesky device for our technology integration [...]