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Facebook In Schools

If used effectively, I am sure Facebook would be an added bonus to use in a school setting – for both teachers and students. Don’t  you think? Take a look at what 12-year old, kid reporter, Max Jones is using Facebook for, and it sure ain’t cyberbullying. "After a neighbor sent him an invitation to join, Jones’s [...]

Stephen King and Reading

In this video clip, Stephen King lays down the law after being asked by a student what it takes to be a good writer. He’s a little gruff and is clearly, NOT playing around. Take a look and tell me if you agree with him.  

Michael Jackson: What You May Not Know

Growing up, The Jackson Five was a huge part of the fabric of my family. My four sisters and I, WERE The Jackson Five. We knew every song and we always fought over who would play, MICHAEL. *heart* And right now, as I reflect on my early years, I realize that Michael Jackson was a teacher to me. I learned a lot about the world, without [...]

Michael Jackson: What You May Not Know

Growing up, The Jackson Five was a huge part of the fabric of my family. My four sisters and I, WERE The Jackson Five. We knew every song and we always fought over who would play, MICHAEL. *heart* And right now, as I reflect on my early years, I realize that Michael Jackson was a teacher to me. I learned a lot about the world, without [...]

Deepak Chopra and Michael Jackson

There’s not much to say except that my heart hurts! And as the world mourns over the sudden death of Michael Jackson, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a brief quote from Deepak Chopra, who talks about his good friend. And in my opinion, Michael was the consummate humanitarian. He was also a lover of poetry, [...]

Michael Jackson

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/authors/michael_jackson_and_his_books_120034.asp

Online Resources and Ancient Civilizations

Here are more links if you need them, or know of a teacher who could use them. Enjoy! The Aegean Civilization – Overview   History of Aegean Civilization   Image Gallery Online Quiz   Ancient Greece Quiz   Rise of Classical Civilizations – ***Great PowerPoint*** http://www.snocialstudies.com/resources/Classical%20_Civilizations.pps#278,23,Slide 23 (This is the online version)     Ancient Greek Civilization [...]

Google and/or TWEET It

So yesterday I tweeted a HELP ME > SOS < in my continued attempts to find online resources for my colleague, who is looking to beef up his Ancient and Medieval Worlds text. Here are the tweets I received from an awesome educator, Jason Green.  By the way, this is NOT a diss to Google, but  if you are STILL, not [...]

TIGRIS-EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATION: Lesson Plan

One of my colleagues is on a mission to use his Ancient and Medieval Worlds (Helen Howe & Robert T. Howe, Longman, 1987) out-of-print, textbook, as a secondary resource - for his students in the fall. I took one look at the text and thought, Wow!? Is this for AP students? He said, no, "8th graders." Huh? Okay, and no comment on [...]

Ray Bradbury and Library Talk

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, was featured in the NYT this weekend and his passion for "why libraries," made me stop, dead in my tracks. It dawned on me that with the economic recession – at full speed – parents will probably face some tough times paying for camps for their children. Libraries will be the refuge; at least [...]