Archives for October 16, 2009

  1. Descriptive Writing (Borrowed and tweaked from a MySpace quiz)

    By Cheryl Watford, Network Manager, Auburndale Senior High School, Polk County Can you create an example for your subject area?  For the TITLE, choose an emotion or a color that represents your Unit Topic along with a nickname. (You will not mention the subject anywhere in the writing.) Sentence 1:  Choose one of the following… ·        While in class […]

  2. WOW #3.5

    A follow-up to this week’s WOW:  ·       While We’re Talking Word Clouds…o   Visual Feedback can give a more lucid understanding of what you read.  Although, on the surface, the following “word clouds” web page might seem content specific (U.S. History), I encourage everyone to check it out, play around with it (I got hooked really […]

  3. Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Fall Virtual Conference on October 24

    Saturday, October 24, 2009 9 AM to 4 PM ET Click here to register for the virtual sessions. 10.  College football is overrated. 9.  The digital treats you’ll take away won’t cause cavities. 8.   You can attend in your pajamas (virtually or in-person, we’re flexible). 7.  Two full hours of the soothing sounds of […]

  4. WOW #3:The Wonders of Wordle

      Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #3: WORDLE.net  What is Wordle? Wordle is a web tool that generates “word clouds” from text that you provide or that you import from somewhere else. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text you provide. The bigger the word is, indicates […]

  5. National Safe Schools Week

    Investigation Discovery and National PTA announced today a year-long partnership that will kick off during October’s National Safe Schools Week, which empowers communities to keep their schools safe by encouraging everyone to stand up against school violence.  As the organizations’ first joint campaign, ID and PTA will launch STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS […]

  6. Vote for the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership

    We would greatly appreciate your vote to help make Discovery Channel and Chevron the winners of the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center 2009 Partnership Award. Click here to vote. An alliance that began in 2002 in Angola to build educational capacity destroyed by a 27-year-long civil war is today motivating teachers and students and improving […]