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Another teacher saves Urban kids

October 30, 2006

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Haven’t seen this one, haven’t read the book, but I bet we all know what will happen in Freedom Writers when it opens 12 January starring Hillary Swank. One teacher who doesn’t know what she is doing will ride to school on her white horse and save all the poor minority kiddies from themselves.  Everyone will […]

Student Writing Contest

October 25, 2006

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  From the Indiana State Library’s blog: Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest for readers in grades 4 through 12 sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores. The contest, which focuses on reader response and reflective writing, has three competition levels: Level 1 […]

Penguin Contest

October 21, 2006

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I’m still searching publisher websites.  My most recent find is over at Penguin Books.  Its worth a look for discounts, new releases,  author info, author podcasts . . .  and contests!!  They publish We beat the streets and have a scholarship competition currently underway.  Other contests are also available.

African Americans in Information Technology

October 20, 2006

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An important way to keep students motivated is by giving them role models.  In today’s technology rich society, students of color need to know that people of color are innovators and leaders in technology.  Over on the PRWeb, I found a list of the 50 most important African Americans in Information Technology.  Their stories still […]

Blog Power!

October 19, 2006

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A new class of education-specific weblogs is providing teachers and students new opportunities to share ideas with each other and with audiences that may be oceans or continents apart. Says one third grade teacher in the Seattle Times article, “Never in 25 years of teaching have I seen a more powerful motivator for writing than […]

Another Source for Info About Books

October 17, 2006

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Random House Publishing publishes it African American authors through Black Ink. The people they publish includes E. Lynn Harris and Tavis Smiley. By visiting their website, you can be linked to information about their fiction and nonfiction whether it be new or classic. Discussion guides are available as well as links to author’s websites and […]

In Memory

October 10, 2006

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Buck O’Neill 1911-2006 First African American to coach major league baseball; former major league scout; developed Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame.  And not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Urban/HipHop\Street Teen Fiction

October 7, 2006

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I’ve added a page of titles that would be of interest to students in an urban high school.  Its the stuff that they would read (I think!) when they can’t get the adult stuff.  What would you add?   Too conservative?  Not conservative enough? I’m working on Latino titles.

Acquiring Technology

October 7, 2006

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Have few dollars to purchase technology for your school?  This free online tool to the rescue!